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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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

5 Ways to Go Green With Your 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 […]

Spring Yard Projects to Use Your Tax Return On

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 […]

5 Plants that Provide Privacy Along a Fence

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 […]

The Benefits of Power Raking

Much like your pickup truck, hot water heater, and children, your lawn needs some maintenance work now and then to make sure everything continues to function properly. With spring right around the corner, today might be the day to give your yard a little TLC. Topping the spring-ready lawn checklist is the much-needed art of […]

6 Hardy Spring Plants

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 […]

7 Spring Cleanup Tasks

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 […]