Monthly Archives: March 2016

Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Whether you are moving into a new home, preparing to sell, or just sprucing up there are several easy ways to give your home’s outward appearance a pick-me-up. Here is our round-up of easy ways that your landscape can boost curb appeal and, in turn, boost the value of your home.

Weed Control

Keeping your weeds in check gives your front yard a nice clean appearance. Consider applying a pre-emergent in the spring to help keep the weeds in check all season long. Spray or pull any weeds before they go to seed to avoid larger infestations.

Lawn Appearance

A lush green lawn can do wonders for your curb appeal. Apply fertilizer, aerate, and mow regularly to keep your lawn looking its best. Clean edges also do wonders for the overall appearance of your lawn. Edge regularly to give turf a crisp, clean look. Our Colorado Landscaping Timeline is a great resource for lawn care tips!


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Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

How Landscaping Can Increase Energy Efficiency

Whether you realize it or not, landscaping can impact your home’s energy efficiency. Colorado Springs has a cool climate, even though it borders a hot-arid area. Selecting plants strategically can impact your home’s energy efficiency as well as smart watering practices, soil quality and more.

Strategic Planting

The location of your plants can actually reduce cooling costs in the summer, and heating costs in the winter. For example, planting trees or shrubs that cast a shadow on your home’s windows during the hottest part of the day has the potential to reduce solar gain, ultimately resulting in lower energy bills. However, you don’t want these shadows casting during the winter, since the sun’s rays can help naturally heat your home. To accomplish this, choose deciduous trees that shed their leaves during cooler months.

Tree as Energy Conservation

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