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

Help Your Grass Beat The Heat

Did you know? On average, most Colorado lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week to stay lush and green by rainfall or irrigation. That’s because water is an essential part of a happy, healthy lawn. Our Colorado season changes can be a little extreme though – a cooler, wet spring can turn into a hot, dry summer in a matter of weeks (or days here!). The ground dries up, and along with it is your nice green lawn. This spring season is a great time to start protecting your lawn, decorative shrubs and trees for the

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8 Landscape Rock and Gravel Types for a Stunning Landscape

When looking to improve your landscape, the first thing you might be inclined to add is plants or mulch. Both of these are excellent choices that we applaud profusely. But – stay with us now – WHAT IF rock and gravel could add just as, if not more, appeal to your landscaping AND save you money on water and maintenance? Friends, let us reveal some of our best suggestions for rock and gravel that adds color, texture and functionality to your hardscape. 1. Decomposed Granite Decomposed granite is usually reddish-tan

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Fertilize like a pro - helpful tips

Fertilize Like a Pro: Tips to Spring Your Lawn into Shape

When it comes to helping your lawn spring back to life after winter, fertilizer is definitely your best friend. However, make sure to be thoughtful of the timing and amount of your applications, otherwise you’ll do more harm than good. Here’s a quick reference guide and some helpful tips to get you started. Understand the Numbers Fertilizer bags display the amount of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium contained in its ingredients. The remaining percentage of ingredients is usually comprised of filler material such as sand. The amount to use depends on

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Lawn Aeration: The what, why, and when

Lawn Aeration: The What, Why and When

Every time you mow, and the kids and dogs play on the grass, your lawn gets a bit compressed. This, along with dead leaves, lawn clippings and other waste can build up and stick together to form a barrier, called thatch and start to suffocate your lawn. Like us, lawns need to breathe. If a thatch barrier develops, oxygen, water, and other vital nutrients will not be able to reach your lawn’s roots and you’ll be left with a brown lawn and judgmental neighbors! What is Lawn Aeration? Aeration removes

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Winter Friendly Patio Plants

Just because winter is here and white snow might be on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some greenery outside your doors. There are many winter-friendly potted plants that will survive in Fort Collins and Greeley weather you can use to adorn your front porch and patio throughout the cold months. Best of all, they are all pretty low maintenance. Here are a few regional choices you can enjoy. Brown’s Yew: This evergreen shrub grows well at Fort Collins altitude offers nice plushness and texture because of its

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5 Ways to Use Nature to Decorate Your Home

5 Ways to Use Nature to Decorate Your Home

If your home was taken over by ribbons, tinsel, confetti and such over the holidays, you might now be in great need of a more soothing atmosphere. There’s no better way to achieve post-holiday zen than to bring nature into your Fort Collins or Greeley home. In fact, using natural elements will not only give you pretty results, it will uplift your mood and the air quality in your home. Here are a few ways to bring the outdoors in: A tray of Greenery and Pine Cones. Collect and place

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