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Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants

Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants

Colorado has many varieties of native trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers to offer when considering what types of plants to add to your landscaping. There are several benefits of landscaping with Colorado native plants. Native plants are naturally adapted to their specific Colorado climate, soils and environmental conditions so there is no adjustment period when the plants are installed. Another benefit is that when native plants are sited correctly, they require reduced external inputs such as watering, fertilize and pruning. Using native plants also attracts a wide variety of wildlife to your property.

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Planting for Privacy

Planting for Privacy

Plants and trees can make your yard beautiful, but they can also help you add a little privacy to your home. Many homeowners prefer to use shrubs and trees as a privacy fence rather than an actual fence, but there are other great benefits such as:
• Privacy from neighbors/passersby
• Sound barrier
• Windbreak
• Snow fence
• Limit your view to hide unappealing objects
Before you start planting for privacy, there are a few things you should consider.

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Colorado’s Native Pollinators

When you think of the word pollinator, what comes to mind? Typically, your answer would be bees and you are correct! Colorado has 946 species of native bees, which is more than the whole eastern U.S. combined where only 803 species are known. Our state has such a high population of bee species because we have diverse habitats and regional climates within the state that are associated with changes in elevation, longitude and latitude. Colorado is very fortunate to have so many different bee species, however, we also have more than just bees that act as pollinators. Continue reading Colorado’s Native Pollinators

3 Important Things You Should Know Before You Landscape in Colorado

So, you want to begin a landscaping project in Colorado. How exciting! You are in for the ride of your life with this little home improvement project! Although all of those HGTV home improvement shows make it seem easy, landscaping is more than just picking out a few pretty plants and bushes and implanting them in their new permanent home. Landscaping in Colorado can be a tricky ordeal that takes some consideration and planning. Colorado has many different climates thrown into one beautiful state. Colorado is made up of mountains, foothills, high plains and desert lands, all which are affected differently based on what mountains and valleys surround the area. There are three important things you should know before you begin your Colorado landscaping project. Continue reading 3 Important Things You Should Know Before You Landscape in Colorado

Planting For Fall Color

Planting for Fall Color

Fall, it’s a favorite time of year for many Colorado residents, and for good reason. The switch flips in late September and suddenly the air is cooler and the leaves begin to change. We are well known for groves of golden yellow Aspens but there are many other choices you can make in your yard to bring in a variety of beautiful fall color this autumn. Continue reading Planting for Fall Color

5 Reasons to Purchase Your Plants from a Local Nursery

5 Reasons to Purchase Your Plants from a Local Nursery

Whether you are revamping your current, dilapidated landscaping or starting from scratch, selecting the perfect plants is essential to creating a healthy, vibrant landscape. Visiting a local nursery, as opposed to one of the big-name retailers, has its advantages. We’re biased, of course – but here are a few factors to consider when purchasing your plants, including source, availability, service and quality. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Purchase Your Plants from a Local Nursery