During the winter season in Colorado, while much of the landscape is dormant and the ground is frozen, it can be easy to forget that your landscape still needs care. Since you are not really mowing the lawn and trying to plant a garden, that’s no reason to bypass winter lawn care. Take a look at a few tips you don’t want to forget this winter season.
Checking soil moisture. Photo Credit: sunset.com
Turf mites and winter kill can be a problem over the winter months. If there are long periods were there is no precipitation, lawns can dry out and decline. It will help if you put a note on your calendar to check your lawn’s soil moisture each month and water as needed, of course if the ground is not frozen. And remember to pay special attention to south and west facing areas, these areas will dry out faster. Slope are another area that needs more frequent checking because they also dry out faster than flat areas.
Have you started to preparing your Denver landscape for winter yet?
Driveways, pathways, walkways, stairs…they don’t always have to look so boring. Many times homeowners fail to realize that their hardscapes can be just as eye-catching as the garden. What could give you more curb appeal or visually pleasing aesthetics than attention-grabbing color? If you are still a little unsure, take a look at a few of these hardscapes:
Photos via daviscolors.com
What a difference color can make! If you live in the Denver area and want to inject some color into your yard’s hardscapes, now is the best time to act! There is still time to take advantage of Lifescape’s winter construction discount! For more information on this wonderful Winter Construction Discount, call Lifescape Associates at 303-831-8310. To see all of the Colorado cities and communities we service, visit www.lifescapeassociates.com.
Since Fall is here and the holidays are beginning to be the focus on everyone’s mind lets talk about a popular holiday tree, the Colorado blue spruce tree. A lot of times people start out buying the tree as a potted plant for indoor holiday decoration. Then after the holidays, they will plant their blue spruce trees outside as a landscaping plant.
Colorado blue spruce trees usually grow to be about 30 to 60 feet high and their limbs and needles spread out to about 10 to 20 feet. It’s pyramid shape and silver-blue needles make then a great classic choice for Christmas trees. They are also great for winter landscaping. In areas in the North were it snows, the Colorado blue spruce provides a picturesque winter scene that is very beautiful and natural.
As far as caring for the Colorado blue spruce tree, you won’t have to do a lot of pruning. However if you prefer denser foilage, the tree can be pruned. You want to plant the tree in a location where it will receive full to partial sun and where there is moist, fertile soil.