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

Light Up Your Landscape Design

Outdoor lighting is something a lot of homeowners don’t think about when they’re planning their landscape design. How do you create a backyard that’s light years ahead of others? One way is to add landscape lighting that will give you a high-end look to your home and make it safer too. Since many people work or play till long after the sun goes down in Colorado, they often don’t have time to enjoy their backyard until the evening hours. Add outdoor lighting, and your patio is immediately transformed into usable space

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Adding Veggies to Your Landscape

Have you ever wanted to grow your own kale, prepare your favorite home cooked meal with fresh herbs or even pick your own berries in the comfort of your own backyard? If so, you’re in luck – because you can’t get produce like this in the grocery store. You don’t even have to sacrifice your neatly maintained landscaping to grow your own garden. Adding fruits and vegetables to your yard appeals to all five senses and your healthy lifestyle. So, let’s spice up your landscaping decor with some tasty options

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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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