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Spring Checklist- Is Your Yard Ready?

How do you set up your property for success this year? It begins with the landscape! One of the first things a customer or neighbor notices when they come to your property is the landscaping. A beautiful landscape can transform any building from "eh" to "WOW!" This increased curb appeal isn't only good looks. According [...]

When should I turn on my sprinklers in Colorado Springs?

Every year at about this time, we start getting lots of calls and emails from clients asking “when should I turn on my irrigation system”? While it’s tempting to turn on your water during nice stretches of weather, we recommend waiting until after April 15th to help prevent freeze damage from occurring. If you turn [...]

When should I start watering my yard?

The recent weather in Colorado Springs makes it seem that spring has arrived. You may be wondering if you should be watering your yard. In fact, it IS important to water your lawn, plants, and trees during the winter months (November-April)—and this is especially important when there has not been much snow. Even in their [...]

Gorilla Hair Mulch

Why would you want Gorilla Hair in your Landscape?!   With a name like “gorilla hair,” Washington (or Cascade) Cedar Mulch may not sound like the most desirable ground cover to utilize in your yard.  However, this inexpensive product is a fantastic option to consider for any Colorado landscape for a variety of reasons: It [...]

How do I know if my fence is worth repairing?

The Chinook downslope winds the Pikes Peak region has seen over the past 48 hours have been devastating to many roofs, trees, and fences.  As a result, you may be one of the many homeowners facing the need to repair or replace a downed fence. But just how do you decide if your fence is [...]

5 ways to keep your lawn healthy in winter

  Colorado Spring’s winters can be harsh on your landscape. Typically they are marked by long dry stretches with no precipitation and occasional sub-zero temperatures. This can lead to winterkill in trees and shrubs as well as in sod areas. You can prevent most of the winter damage to your yard by following these 5 [...]

Winter Watering

In a previous post, we gave you some tips on keeping your lawn healthy through the winter. We decided to expand on the winter watering portion of that post. Winters like the 2016-2017 season show us just how important winter watering really is to help your lawn and plants survive into the following season. In [...]