So your water bill has been a bit high and the lawn maintenance is taking up a lot of your time, or maybe you just want your landscape to be more environmentally friendly as you try to reduce your environmental impact and help the bees.
Whatever your reason for going green, the switch is well worth it and doesn’t have to be difficult. Below are 7 things you can do to make your Colorado landscape more eco and environmentally friendly.
Why is eco-friendly landscaping important?
When making the switch to a more sustainable landscape, the goal is to reduce waste, reuse non-toxic materials, and recycle.
As much as 50% of water usage occurs outdoors for irrigation and a significant amount of that is wasted (as much as 50%). By using more sustainable methods in your landscaping, such as selecting native plants and utilizing smart irrigation, not only does your yard become more sustainable, but you’ll also see significant cost savings.
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It’s the number one question landscapers receive in the cold winter months, “Can I landscape in winter?” Perhaps you have recently moved into a new home, or the summer simply got away from you. Whatever the reason, the answer is YES! Read on to learn more about what you can accomplish in your yard this winter.
Winter is Prime Time to Plan Your Landscape
In order to get an early jump on your dream landscape in spring, consider consulting with a landscape designer during winter. Waiting until spring to begin the process often leads to increased wait times between the design and final installation of your project. Need a dose of inspiration to aid in planning your landscape? Check out our Pinterest pages! Continue reading Can I Landscape in Winter in Colorado?
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to plan out your holiday lighting design! Often, simply changing the color used in your display can change the feel entirely. With many colors and options to choose from, the choices may feel overwhelming. Our lighting design experts have some holiday lighting style tips to help your home stand out from the crowd this season.
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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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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
• 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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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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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