The Green Thumb
The latest landscaping news, tips, trends, and more from your friends at All Terrain Landscaping
When you hear the phrase “go green,” you may think of that particularly hilarious Modern Family episode where Jesse Eisenberg guest stars as the environmentally-obsessed neighbor. He states that his car runs on reclaimed cooking oil, he hasn’t printed anything since 2004, his entire house is solar-powered, and he sells energy back to the grid so he can use that money to save polar bears. If you feel overwhelmed just reading that, take a deep breath because being a friend to the environment does not have to be that intense.
Everyone knows the age-old adage: Two things you have to do in life are die and pay taxes. We believe, however, that the original phrase goes: Three things you have to do in life are die, pay taxes, and find something fun to do with the tax return in between. With barbecuing, Frisbee playing, and flip-flop wearing right around the corner, you might want to consider spoiling your yard when you get this year’s tax refund. Here are our recommendations for spring projects: Install a fire pit. What an excellent way
If your home is your castle, then your yard is your palace courtyard. And what is one thing that every palace courtyard needs (besides the obvious marble fountains and royal servants)? Privacy! Before you run out to get thousands of cinderblocks for a 10-foot retaining wall, though, you should know that there is a simpler – not to mention more aesthetically pleasing – way to add a bit of privacy to your yard. Check out these five plants that give you the seclusion you need: Various Tall Ornamental Grasses There
The snow is melting, the temperature is rising, and you have spring fever. The only problem? Your landscaping still looks as drab and desolate as winter. Don’t worry if your yard has yet to join in on the spring season. All it needs is a little color to bring it to life. And what better way to add color than to plant some of these favorite spring flowers: Primrose Good news for Coloradans facing unpredictable weather! Primrose is hardy and adaptable, making it easy to maintain. This spring flower comes
Ahh, spring cleaning, something you either dread or enjoy. Regardless, outdoor spring cleanup tasks are vital for a healthy yard and will help prep your landscape for summer. March, especially in Colorado, is notoriously unpredictable. Shrubs can be covered with snow and ice one day and a couple of days later (or overnight) temperatures can sway and it’s warm enough for flowers and leaf buds to make their appearance. Because the Colorado spring is so tumultuous it is critical that plants are pruned using best practices for the plant or shrub health.
These steps are designed to help you install your yard, but it is highly recommended that you consult with a landscape contractor before work begins. All Terrain is more than happy to help you along the way with your project from obtaining materials to consulting with the process. [bra_list style=”colored-counter-list”] Measure the total square footage of area you wish to landscape with grass. You will need to order 4 cubic yards of compost per 1,000 sq. ft. of sod. Then, you will need to spread out the compost evenly throughout the