Lighting up the dark months

As fall turns to winter, darkness settles earlier and for longer. If you miss looking out across your property, then carefully-positioned landscape lighting can keep it in view. But there are other key benefits of shining light during seasonal darkness. Allowing family members, friends, and any other visitors to clearly see where they are going…

How has your lawn survived the summer?

We know how burning hot and arid a Coloradoan summer can be – and the effect this can have on your lawn. As fall approaches, it’s time to give it a thorough examination. If it seems to have suffered a bit, then this may be due to your ageing sprinkler system – or even a…

The importance of hardscaping

Hardscaping is just as important as landscaping, but often twice as permanent. So what is hardscaping, and why does it matter? What is Hardscaping? Hardscaping refers to any and all permanent or semi-permanent fixtures in your yard. This includes pathways, patios, gazebos, fountains, and decks. When combined with the trees, flowerbeds, and the grass of…

Tips for using your sprinkler system properly

Some home and business owners invest a lot of money in sprinkler system installation and then use their sprinklers in improper ways that cause costly problems. To use your system properly, follow these tips: Conserve water Water waste occurs when a sprinkler runs while it’s raining or during hot summer afternoons when heat evaporates water…

The benefits of mulching

When walking around in a forest, what do you see under your feet? It isn’t green grass, but typically a mixture of leaves, pine needles, bark, broken branches, and other detritus that accumulates naturally as the life cycle of the forest progresses. This natural mixture is exactly what mulch strives to replicate in the garden.…

What are the benefits of having a sprinkler system?

A lawn sprinkler system provides a variety of benefits, including: Environmental benefits Financial benefits Aesthetic benefits Environmental Benefits Lawn sprinkler systems contain innovative moisture sensors and water gauges that ensure your lawn receives adequate water while preventing excessive watering. Financial Benefits A correctly installed sprinkler system increases your home’s value. Since lawn sprinklers control the…

Landscape lighting ideas

Landscape lighting is a great way to add beauty, drama, and allure to your yard at night. However, your lighting choices need to address your needs, whether you want functional lighting or to set the mood for your guests. Here are some landscape lighting ideas you may wish to consider: Chandeliers – perfect when entertaining…

How would you walk through your garden?

This might sound like a strange question but bear with us. As you look out across your garden, how do you envisage yourself enjoying the space, or how would you like to reach the most-used areas? Adding a stylish walkway could bring a freshness to your current layout, highlight specific areas of planting and show…

Time to ponder on your patio?

You may be spending more time than ever before either in, or looking out over, your garden. You might see it as a haven of peacefulness in a crazy world, or as an escape from indoors for as much time as possible. Whichever, you can also find time to ponder on how you might add…
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