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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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?
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:
- Signs that it is time to overseed
- What is overseeding?
- What time of year should I overseed?
- Things you’ll need
- Steps to overseeding your Colorado lawn
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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.
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 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
As well as how to:
- Encourage pollinators
- Protect your garden from pests
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Mowing your lawn is an essential part of keeping it looking happy and healthy. When it comes to how often you should mow, there are several factors that will play into your mowing schedule. Consistency will be key.
The most important thing to remember with mowing is that “how often” isn’t as important as “how much” grass you cut. Improper mowing can lead to brown spots, weak roots, and burnt grass. Below are important points to consider when asking “How often should I mow my lawn.”
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When you’re planning your dream landscape, the last thing that you want to worry about is weeds threatening the health of your plants. While weeds can be prevented before they even begin to grow if you take the proper precautions, sometimes they are already invading your property. Therefore, finding the proper form of removal can seem like a daunting task. Here’s your guide to Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer.
At Timberline Landscaping, we are experts in keeping your landscape protected from weeds. We’ve compiled some tips to help you understand how to prevent weeds from growing and kill weeds that already exist. Also, read on for information about natural and chemical weed killers.
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Maintaining a healthy lawn that looks great year-round takes hard work. If your lawn care routine only involves mowing and watering, your lawn could be missing out on an essential step in care. Aerating your lawn can help keep your lawn in top shape by promoting lush, green growth. Here’s everything you need to know about aerating your lawn from how often to signs that your lawn needs it. Make sure you don’t skip the Need to Know Aeration Tips Section. Here’s what you’ll learn in the Complete Guide to Aerating Your Lawn:
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If you’re planning to sell your home, you are probably updating the interior to make it look flawless. But, making the right first impression on buyers is an important step that begins with a neatly landscaped and welcoming yard. Making small improvements to your landscaping can make a big difference when you are selling your home. In fact, well maintained, and attractive landscaping can add as much as 10% to your home’s value. Read on to learn more about how your landscaping can help you get more value when selling your home.
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Did you know that on average it takes 10 inches of snow to equal 1 inch of rain?!
This means that snowfall simply does not provide the water necessary for plant material over the winter months. All plants, newly planted trees and shrubs in particular, run the risk of frost damage or death without winter watering. Keeping the soil moist will keep roots from drying out, which prevents root loss and die back. Days over 40 degrees provide a great opportunity to get out your hose and winter water your grass, trees, and shrubs. Pay special attention to evergreens as they are more susceptible to winter dry-out.
Purchase a Moisture Meter
Moisture meters are available at local garden centers and hardware stores and will help you determine if additional moisture is needed. Consider purchasing one with a 6-12 inch probe as you will want to check moisture at the root level. Continue reading The Importance of Winter Watering