Category Archives: Landscape Management

Landscape Industry Certified: Why Does it Matter?

“Creating a little bit of heaven” isn’t just Timberline’s slogan —  it’s an important part of what we do. Your “piece of heaven” should be long-lasting, beautifully maintained, and perfect from top to bottom.

This year, along with awards for several of our projects, Timberline was honored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for having the most Landscape Industry Certified individuals on a team in the country. Tim, our owner, has always maintained that “the growth and success of Timberline is not measured by the almighty dollar, but by the growth and success of our team.” Because of that sentiment, of all the awards won this year, this is one we are incredibly proud of.

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Award Winning Projects: Maintaining the Olympic Training Center

Timberline was recently honored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals with a Merit Award for Landscape Management at the beautiful Olympic Training Center here in Colorado Springs.

The Olympic Training Center provides a training facility as well as housing for Team USA’s world-class athletes. Public visitation and touring of the facilities for public relations is allowed, so if you have not visited, it is quite fun! The United States Olympic Committee’s goals for landscape management for the property include: safety of all athletes and visitors, and beautification of the high-profile property. There is a great emphasis on attention to detail throughout the property as it is a direct reflection upon Team USA and the Olympic Committee. Continue reading Award Winning Projects: Maintaining the Olympic Training Center

Can an irrigation system make your yard more efficient?

Lush, green lawns and well-planned, vibrant landscaping is a beautiful sight to see. But your lawn and landscaping do more than make your home look aesthetically pleasing. For one, your grass, shrubs and trees can remove dust, smoke and other pollutants from the air. They also provide you with privacy and increase your property value. A beautifully landscaped yard is truly worth taking care of – but sometimes, that’s easier said than done.

Even the most diligent gardener will occasionally have trouble watering her plants at the most beneficial time day in and day out. There’s an easy and surprisingly eco-friendly solution: a professionally installed irrigation system. The innovative systems available today can save you both time and money. Continue reading Can an irrigation system make your yard more efficient?

How to Spot the Healthiest Plants for Your Landscaping Project

The landscaping around your home makes an enormous difference in its curb appeal. In fact, according to the 2013 National Association of Realtors survey, 71 percent of homebuyers consider landscaping important. Whether you are selling your home or planning to stay, a beautifully landscaped home is always inviting. You can replace dead and dying foliage, but if you do not know what to look for in healthy nursery plants, you could end up back where you started. The tips below will help you determine which plants are your best choices at the nursery.

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How to Maintain Your Landscaping and Help It Thrive in the Winter

Whether you’re spending your winter months in a sunny southern locale or bundling up in a Colorado cabin, you’ll need to tend to your landscaping to make sure it survives the season as comfortably as you do. Taking measures to protect both your hardscape (patio, porch, walkways) and landscape (trees, bushes, plants, and grass).

The National Gardening Association (NGA) provides a zip code map that allows you to look up your area and learn what care specific plants and trees need to successfully survive the winter. Consult your zip code’s guidelines, and then follow these general principles to protect your landscaping in the winter no matter where you’ll be. Continue reading How to Maintain Your Landscaping and Help It Thrive in the Winter

DIY Snow Removal: Are You Doing it Right?

The changes in seasons create a certain rhythm to our lives. In the summer we start thinking about revitalizing our lawn and landscaping. Summer brings mowing, fall brings those pesky leaves, and then there’s winter. Depending on where you live, this season can present some of your biggest outdoor challenges. Winter blizzards, snow, and ice can effectively bring our normal routine to a standstill.

If you live in a place like Colorado Springs, you know that frequent and major snowfall can quickly become a problem. Aside from the issue of blocking roads and driveways, snow can damage roofs and other outside structures. When snow melts in low temperatures, the ice that forms can create its own bevy of problems and hazards. Continue reading DIY Snow Removal: Are You Doing it Right?

Fire-Resistant Landscaping & Plants for Colorado Summers

Plan, plant and maintain for drought-tolerant landscaping.

Those 3 steps will get you far – and they’re extremely important. In a few states – including Colorado – a large number of people are relocating to rural areas, which means they’re putting themselves and their homes more at risk of wildfire damage. In our state alone, wildfires have burned through some 75,000 acres of land making fire mitigation more important than ever. The still-spreading blazes can largely be attributed to the dead or dry vegetation created by climate and environmental changes over the years.

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While you might not be able to prevent the spread of a wildfire to your area, you can utilize proper planning to help save your home. Designing your landscaping to be drought-resistant or drought-tolerant – and designing smartly – can be a literal life-saver. Here’s a more in-depth look at how to implement fire- and drought-resistant landscaping around your home. Continue reading Fire-Resistant Landscaping & Plants for Colorado Summers