4 Steps to a Functional and Aesthetically Pleasing Veggie Garden

Compared to the beauty of flower gardens, vegetable gardens get a bad rep. Vegetable gardens provide so many benefits, from the delicious veggies they produce that will cut your grocery costs, to the control you have in selecting seeds, and even the health benefits of reducing stress and providing fresh air. The problem is, traditional veggie gardens are not aesthetically pleasing, but you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 4 steps to a functional and aesthetically pleasing veggie garden:

  • Garden Structure and Layout
  • Plant Selection: Think Color and Growing Season
  • The Fun Part: Plant Layout
  • Aesthetic Bonus Points

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hail season guide by Timberline Landscaping for Colorado

Be Prepared: Shielding Your Plants from Hail Storms and Treating Damage

When gardening, we prepare our plants for success by amending our soil, watering properly, and preventing disease and pests but, one of the most deadly pests can destroy your garden within a matter of minutes. The Colorado hail season can last from April to September, but the most dangerous month is June.

With some preparation, you can minimize and even prevent hail damage to your plants. From hail protection to caring for damaged plants, this is your guide to getting them through Colorado’s severe weather by shielding your plants from hail storms.

Hail Season Guide:

  • Before Hail Season Preventative Prep
  • What to do When Hail is in the Forecast
  • Unexpected Storms: What to do After the Damage has Occurred

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Whats Wrong with My Tree

What’s Wrong With My Tree?

When it comes to tree diagnosis, there is a wide variety of issues and diseases that can keep your tree from thriving; insects, fungal diseases, environmental factors, and issues from improper care, just to name a few. We teamed up with our Certified Arborist and Heidrich’s Colorado Tree Farm Nursery to create this list of common issues in Colorado Springs.

By gathering the proper information and taking a closer look at the tree and other environmental factors, you can begin to uncover the mystery of your suffering arbor. Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Tree?

Steps for Overseeding Your Colorado Lawn

Steps for Overseeding Your Colorado Lawn

Over time yards can thin and appear dull due to use and compaction. The solution to this problem is to enhance your lawn with healthy young grass, a process known as overseeding. This will fill in bare spots and thicken your lawn.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  1. Signs that it is time to overseed
  2. What is overseeding?
  3. What time of year should I overseed?
  4. Things you’ll need
  5. Steps to overseeding your Colorado lawn

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Flowers By Season in Colorado Springs

Colorado has a unique climate that can vary from freezing winters to drought-like summers which can make maintaining a beautiful garden difficult without a well thought out plan. Flowers by Season in Colorado Springs is geared towards Colorado Springs’ climate, but we also recommend keeping your local climate in mind when selecting plants.

This guide will help you plant the right types of flowers at the right times which does everything from significantly increasing the curb-appeal of your home to attracting pollinators that fertilize your flowers for you.  We’ve also included some ideas to keep your garden colorful in the freezing months without floral blooms.

Want a list of our favorite Colorado flowers plus care instructions? Download this free guide:flowers by season downloadable image

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Timberline Recap of the 43rd Annual NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Timberline was excited to be a sponsor at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). The NCLC is a three-day competition, testing the top landscape and horticulture students in real-world industry skills. It is also the largest Career Fair in the industry, connecting highly skilled students with top industry companies.

Josh Pool, Timberline’s Chief Operational Officer said this about the event: “I think I am most eager about the opportunity to meet students who are as excited about this industry as we are. We have a huge need for motivated and inspired young people who want to grow with a company who is consistently growing and expanding.”

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Summer Lawn Care 101

A lush, green and healthy lawn can not only make your home stand out in the spring, summer and fall months, but it can actually increase the value of your home, too. But think of your lawn as like a relationship with your significant other – getting it green, lush and healthy doesn’t just happen overnight. No, you have to work on it.

While it might seem odd to draw parallels between your lawn and your spouse, think of it like this. If you don’t spend enough time with and lose interest with either, the consequences could be dire. Your spouse or significant other will likely feel neglected and dump you and your lawn will die out. No, we’re not trying to say that caring for your lawn is more important than spending time with your husband, wife or girlfriend, just that both take a fair amount of work to sustain.

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So, yes, the bottom line is that in order to have a nice lawn, it takes a little bit of TLC. And we’re not just talking about throwing the sprinklers on every other day or so. How do you get your lawn ready for the dog days of summer and keep it looking green and lush all summer long? Here’s a look at what we call Summer Lawn Care 101: Continue reading Summer Lawn Care 101

Growing an Edible Garden in Colorado

Growing an Edible Garden in Colorado

Growing an edible garden in Colorado can be more than a fun backyard project. When done right, your edible garden will provide you control over what chemicals and pesticides touch your foods, and can promote a healthy, organic diet.  It can also save you money on groceries and can serve as a great educational piece for children.

What edible garden areas you’ll learn about:

  • Fruit bushes and trees
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs

As well as how to:

  • Encourage pollinators
  • Protect your garden from pests

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Timberline Landscaping’s Commitment to Safety

Timberline Landscaping operates on the philosophy that “all of us have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for our employees, customers, suppliers, and the general public.”

Having a Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Erick Stover, on staff sets Timberline apart to ensure all employees follow all state and federal regulations.  “We are proactive versus reactive by trying to prevent accidents before they happen with continuing education and training,” states Erick. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all thing’s safety.

At Timberline, the core areas of safety belong to management, supervisors, and all employees. We achieve safe operations through committee meetings, orientations, and training. These safety initiatives allow us to provide professional and productive work that results in a long-lasting landscape that is done right.

We are a long-term established contractor that is insured and licensed.

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Why Safety Should be a Top Concern When Hiring a Landscape Contractor

Safety has become a bit of a buzzword in the contracting industry. Everyone is using the word safety when talking about their operations, and you just need your landscape to look right. Why does landscape contractor safety matter to you?

According to OSHA in the US, the prime contractor, building owner, or property manager can all be held liable for compliance. On commercial job sites, safety infractions could lead to a complete site shut down. For example, if a sub-contractor employee is hurt on the job while not wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment, it can result in costly fines for the general contractor. It can also halt project progress. Learn more about who is responsible for contractor injuries on-site.

It turns out safety matters a lot more than you would think when it comes to getting the landscape you desire. It ties into everything from how well machine operators know how to use the machinery correctly, to the overall professionalism and productivity of the team working on your landscape.

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