Green roofs and rooftop gardens are increasing in popularity across Colorado and the United States, as urban dwellers seek to feel more connected to nature. They are beneficial for many other reasons, causing some municipalities to begin to require their inclusion when an existing roof is replaced. In fact, in November 2017, Denver voters passed a green roof initiative that requires the addition of some type of reflective roof or a form of green infrastructure. What are the benefits and why might you consider installing a green roof or rooftop garden on your commercial property? Read on to learn more.
Why Construct a Green Roof?
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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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While having a sloped yard is sometimes seen as a challenge, with the proper landscape design techniques, you can transform your yard into a little bit of heaven. Landscaping a sloped yard requires careful planning. Our landscape designers have put together some considerations and landscape design tips for sloped yards.
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No matter the size of your yard, with proper landscape design, you can create an inviting and beautiful outdoor living space. We asked our designers for their tips on creating a relaxing, intimate, landscape in a small space. Read on to find our tips on landscaping for small spaces.
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When you love your landscaping, you want to enjoy it much as possible, right? So why limit that to daylight hours? Landscape lighting brings out the best of what you’ve got by highlighting your home’s architectural features and drawing attention to your beautifully manicured trees and flower beds. Landscape lighting can also help turn your yard into an outdoor living space to be enjoyed day and night! Adding landscape lighting to your property not only makes your landscaping visible at night, it can also help keep your family and belongings safe. Here are the essential things you should know about landscape lighting.
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When you think of a zen garden, you probably think of a large Japanese garden tucked away somewhere in the mountains. Well, at Timberline Landscaping we love opportunities to break outside of the norm and shake things up a bit! We decided to take on the challenge of landscaping a zen garden in Colorado, but not without a few adaptations to accommodate the dry climate. Traditional Japanese Zen gardens have certain elements that are “required” in order to qualify as a Zen garden.
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Choosing to hire a landscape design and install company can seem like a complicated task, but in reality, all it takes is a little research and the process can be quite simple and rewarding. Your goal should be to have a yard that you are proud to call your own and a place that you can go to relax and escape the antics of everyday life. There are a few basic things to consider when choosing a landscape design and install company.
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In today’s technology-based world most people own a smart phone, a tablet or a computer. Technology is inevitable in today’s society, and the landscaping industry is no exception. We have put together a list of some high tech landscaping and gardening tools that you can use in your own backyard!
Smart Irrigation Systems
Smart irrigation systems allow the user to control their sprinkler systems directly from their smart phones. These Wi-Fi enabled irrigation controllers utilize local weather forecasts to ensure your yard is getting the water it needs and will make adjustments in hot and dry weather vs. rainy or cool weather. This ensures that you are never watering your lawn while it’s raining and in turn wasting water. For more information on Smart Irrigation and Wi-Fi controllers, check out our blog here!
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So, you are finally making your back yard dreams a reality and hiring a landscape designer! Redesigning your landscape can be a fun and rewarding process! Being prepared for your meeting with your landscape designer can help them create your custom landscape as well as expedite the design and installation process. Here are 5 ways to prepare for your meeting with a landscape designer.
Think about the functionality of your yard
What do you want to use your yard for? You might be hosting parties for the neighborhood or after-school play dates for your kids. If you have pets that like to chomp on plants, you should consider using plants that are not toxic to your animals! For a list of pet friendly landscapes click here. Another consideration is how much maintenance you want to do on your landscape. Your landscape designer will be able to customize your yard according to your needs! Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Meeting with a Landscape Designer
Planting a Shade Garden
Many a gardener was taught that the majority of plants love and require sunshine, but what do you plant in your yard in shady areas? People love to seek some cool shade on a warm summer day. Like people, there are a variety of plants that thrive in the shade. Continue reading Plants That Thrive in the Shade: Planting a Shade Garden