The Green Thumb
The latest landscaping news, tips, trends, and more from your friends at All Terrain Landscaping
The holiday season is – as they say – the most wonderful time of the year. Now, nature would have you believing otherwise since it falls in the dead of winter when everything is dark and dreary. Fortunately, our culture has counteracted this obstacle with the tradition of magnificent holiday light displays to illuminate your home and broadcast good will toward men. DON’T. MISS. OUT. You know as well as we do that there is a lot of pressure to avoid being the neighborhood dud in the holiday light department.
We may be basking in the bliss of a Colorado fall right now, but don’t be fooled, folks – winter is lurking just around the corner. While you and I may prep for winter by loading up on canned soup and surfing through Netflix, your yard is a bit more complex. You’ve worked so hard to keep it happy and pretty throughout the summer, so please don’t abandon it now. Here are just a few ways to get your yard and landscape ready for winter: Keep on Mowing Just when
So, you’re looking to spruce up your patio, walkway or garden path, are you? Excellent choice! We’re way past the archaic days when a boring slab of concrete suffices as landscape design. Here in the 21st century, your yard desperately needs the architectural elegance of pavers or stamped concrete to complete its overall atmosphere. Before jumping into any decisions, let’s first lay out the pros and cons of pavers and stamped concrete: Pavers What are they? Pavers are separate pieces of natural stone, brick or concrete that fit together to
Fancy yourself as a do-it-yourselfer, do you? While we applaud you tremendously, there are some projects in the landscaping realm you really ought to pass off to the professionals. For example…the much dreaded but EXTREMELY necessary sprinkler winterization or blowout. Here are just a few reasons why it’s a good idea to call your friends at All Terrain to help your system stay safe this winter: 1. Excess Water Causes Pipes to Burst Before we delve into the benefits of soliciting a professional for blowing out your sprinkler system, let’s
In our humble opinion, there are two types of office parks: ones that look like a prison and ones that look like a darn fun place to work. When potential employees or tenants drive past your office park, what is their initial impression? Are they dazzled by the gorgeous landscaping and breathtaking scenery? If you can’t give a definite “yes,” let’s discuss a few ways to make your office park stand out: 1. Water Features When it comes to things that flow, you can’t get too fancy schmancy. Turn your
If you’re looking out your back window and see only varying shades of greens and browns, there’s a good chance your landscape is in need of a colorful makeover. No need to suffer through a drab outdoor living space – here are our best recommendations when you’re ready to pull a Dorothy and step into a world of color: Plan the Plants Purposefully Before you take a trip to the nursery and just scatter plants all over the lawn, take a step back and seriously consider the design and aesthetics