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Father’s Day Gift Guide

He’s one of the hardest guys to buy for, yet after years of advice giving, joke making, and encouragement providing, your dad deserves something truly spectacular this Father’s Day. Here are our gift recommendations to get your gift-giving creative juices flowing: Variety of Yard Work Tools Fact: Dads hate shopping, which is why most of […]

6 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Professional

Placing your lawn in the hands of a landscape professional can be a lot like turning your kids loose to a babysitter: you want to know everything about them from blood type to social security number, letting go can give you a panic attack, and yet you’re hoping they return what’s yours in better condition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]