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The latest landscaping news, tips, trends, and more from your friends at All Terrain Landscaping

Prep Your Landscaping For Spring in 6 Easy Steps

Winter is on its way out the door and now is the perfect time to get reacquainted with the yard you’ve abandoned for the past four months. Slap on the work gloves and grab a rake because it’s time to revamp your yard into the neighborhood’s best landscape! Here are a few ways you can prepare for the season: Fertilize and aerate. Spring is one of the prime times to fertilize your lawn. Be careful not to go overboard – too much nitrogen can cause serious damage. While you’re at

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5 Ways to Save Money on Lawn Care

You aren’t made of cash and neither are we. That’s why we’re banding together to save you the most money possible when it comes to caring for your landscape. Here are our tips for cutting your lawn care expenses: Water conservatively. Your lawn is thirsty, but not that thirsty. Avoid giving it more than 1-2 inches of water each week, including precipitation. Furthermore, make sure your sprinkler system is up to par and isn’t wasting water. Our team will run sprinkler audits and use various technologies to save you an

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5 Ways to Show Your Yard Some Love

Admit it – you kind of treat your lawn like a Valentine. You buy it flowers, you feed it to keep it happy, and you like showing it off to your friends. So, to celebrate Valentine’s Day All Terrain-style, we’d like to share a few more ways you can show your yard some love throughout the year. Dress it up. Nothing lets your lawn know you care better than a few flowers to brighten the landscape. Go wild this year and plant a full garden along with a few shrubs

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6 Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Snow has touched the ground, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and every department store is blasting Christmas tunes. You know what that means: It’s time to take a deep breath and tackle the Christmas lights. If you’ve accomplished this feat in years past, you know it’s no easy task. Here are a few tips for staying safe while lighting up your palace: 1. Use the Right Lights They may all look the same, but there is a very distinct difference between indoor and outdoor lights. Outdoor lights are weatherproof and

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How to Prune Your Plants For Winter

Like we recently mentioned, this whole El Niño business could mean Colorado is in for a pretty rough winter. Fear not – just because your lawn may soon be covered in blankets of snow, it doesn’t mean your shrubs need to suffer. Just follow our foolproof guide to preparing your plants for winter and you’ll have nothing to worry about. First things first, you need to know what is okay to prune during the winter and what isn’t. Most of the common shrubs including hydrangea, boxwood and junipers are safe

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El Niño – What This Means For Colorado’s Winter

Perhaps you’ve heard people talking about this El Niño weather phenomenon. If so, this post is for you. Or perhaps you still think El Niño is only referring to a young Spanish boy. If so, this post is definitely for you because you have a lot to learn, my friend. Before we get into the nitty gritty details of the situation at hand, let’s take a look at what exactly is an El Niño. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an El Niño happens when the temperature of

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