Create Visual Appeal & Control Water Runoff with Dry Riverbeds

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by
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Taking a second look at something that appears ordinary at first glance can lead to exciting new discoveries. Now that it’s getting warmer, properly managing the water from summer showers is more important than ever. While many landscape architects do plan and build drainage ditches as dry creek beds, they often fall quite short as functional and beautiful elements.

In many areas, too much water can have dangerous and unsightly consequences. As water runoff continues to disrupt our storm systems, it can ultimately lead to ocean pollution, land slides, and slope destabilization. So, instead of relinquishing control of what happens …
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Funky, Colorful Large Garden Containers Add Landscape Appeal

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by
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Home gardening is all about convenience. And nothing is more convenient than a stylish garden container. It can be a hefty undertaking to redesign a garden or landscape, but with garden containers, you can redefine a garden’s style in just a few moments. We love how gardens can be designed as an arrangement of distinct spaces that feel like separate little rooms. This little collection of rooms can be achieved by carefully arranging garden containers. Below are our top five ways to use garden containers to add landscape appeal.

Set bounds to your garden spaces. Think outside the box, and arrange small, medium, and …
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Healthy Landscapes Begin with Healthy Soils

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by
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Happy plants and trees grow from healthy soil, and even the smallest of changes in soil composition can impact plant growth. Both organic and non-organic soils have benefits that make each suitable for a variety of environments. Even still, many soils require further soil amendments such as mulch, compost, and manure to develop a rich environment in which vegetation can thrive. In Colorado, common mulch materials include wood chips, pine needles, straw, lawn clippings, and more.

Organic Soil

The scientific definition of organic soil is “of, related to, or derived from living matter.” Typically, it consists of worms, microorganisms, decaying plant …
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From Conceptual Design to Budget, Working with a Professional Landscape Architect Reduces Errors

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by
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From Pinterest boards to wikiHow, it’s no secret the internet world loves DIY projects. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should jump to do just any project by yourself. Landscape and interior design are very different, namely because landscape design presents challenges and detours that simply don’t exist in controlled environments, like your home. Landscape design requires a specific skill set, and as your landscape evolves, so will its maintenance and care. We want to share our tips on how to find a landscaper so you can transform your property into the star of the neighborhood.

Establish which type of landscaper best …
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Secret Garden Alcoves Come Alive with Hidden Passages & Beauty

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by
Secret Garden Alcoves Come Alive with Hidden Passages & Beauty

Sometimes you just have to get away from it all, and summer is a great time to relax and retreat. Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or not, you can create a special outdoor living space at your own home where you can escape anytime.

Perhaps you would like a secret garden alcove or other hidden outdoor space where you can go to dine, relax, entertain, do yoga, or indulge a hobby such as painting. Whatever the use, the beautiful scenery of your landscape is sure to inspire you.

Begin by visualizing some ideas for what you would like and …
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