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

Troubleshooting Your Sprinkler | Series 2

On to part two of troubleshooting your sprinkler! Nothing’s worse than when a sprinkler zone won’t turn off or on. Try these steps to get your system back up and functioning. Problem: A Zone Won’t Shut Off Reason: The valve is stuck. Fix It: 1. Locate the valve by opening your controller and locating the zone and the corresponding colored wire. 2. Then, locate your valve box and find the valve with the same color wired attached to it. 3. Disassemble the valve. Look to see if there is any

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5 Low Maintenance Trees For Colorado Yards

Everyone loves trees. You made a house out of them as a kid, you relax in the shade of their leafy branches, and there are at least a few thousand poems and children’s books devoted to them. Choosing the perfect trees for your landscape can make or break the entire ambiance of your yard, which is why we’re here to point you in the right direction and help you find trees that thrive naturally in Colorado. 1. Plum Tree For most plum trees to bloom there needs to be a

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Troubleshooting Your Sprinkler | Series 1

If your landscaping elements were a family summer barbecue, the sprinkler system would be the nutty uncle: mostly lovable, sometimes frustrating, and a little unpredictable in its behavior. Although they often operate seamlessly, sprinklers can glitch out from time to time. Here is our advice on troubleshooting some common sprinkler problems: Problem: Low Pressure Reason: There may be a break in the line or a valve is not completely open. Fix It: Fire the zone and walk around the general area. If there is a break, water will begin to

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5 Plants That Are Dangerous to Pets

You see them frolicking about in the backyard – so confident, so carefree, so full of the energy you’d kill to have. Tongues hanging out and wild look in its eye, your dog, cat, chimpanzee, etc. is ready for anything, except maybe the plants in your garden or along your fence. Beware of these seemingly harmless plants because they can actually be toxic to dogs and cats: Dahlia These colorful beauties aren’t fatal, but they can still make your pet ill if ingested. Signs include mild gastrointestinal problems and mild

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Mother’s Day Landscape Gift Ideas

She kissed your bruises when you were a kid, she had your back when you were a teenager, and she still reminds you to wear sunscreen every single day of summer even though you’re an adult. Her chocolate chip cookies can’t be matched, and neither can her unconditional love. In fact, it’s downright unspeakable that there is only one designated day of the year to pay tribute to moms all over. We know there is no possible way to pay her back for everything she’s done for you, but here

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Green Up Your Yard Faster Than Your Neighbor

You know what it’s like. The disapproving glances from next door, the pity smiles from up the cul-de-sac, and the snide “Your water bill must be next to nothing” from across the street. For people bearing the friendly title of “neighbors,” they sure can be judgmental about your lawn. Suffer in humiliation no longer – we’ve got your back. Follow these easy pointers to green up your yard, and never again will you have to face the contempt that comes with a brown lawn. Mowing Schedule + Perfect Amount to

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