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Two mistakes homeowners make with their outdoor kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen allows you to grill outside, enjoy drinks with your friends, and spend quality time in your yard. However, many homeowners make costly mistakes with their outdoor kitchen design and construction, resulting in replacement or repair. Here are 2 common mistakes homeowners make with their outdoor kitchen. Not factoring in how you’ll use…
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Colorful plant ideas to brighten your landscape

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Landscape design doesn’t have to be boring. Add some color to your yard with these plants: Viola – This flower comes in a range of colors and is frost-tolerant. It is easy to care for and easy to find. Lavender – Include beautiful fragrances in your landscape design! Lavender is both colorful and fragrant. Sunflower…
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What exactly is a native landscape garden?

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This is a question that members of our landscape design team are often asked. The idea is to bring a part of Colorado’s stunning landscape, so majestic when viewed at a distance, right onto your own property. This can range from the carefully planned planting of trees, shrubs, grasses or plants right through to stunning…
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4 questions to ask during your landscaping consultation

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If you’re new to landscape construction, you probably have a few concerns and worries that require reassurance. Here are four questions to ask during your landscaping consultation to give you an insight into the entire process. Can you customize my landscape? How often do I need to maintain my landscape? How long will the landscape…
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How you can add natural stone to your property

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With the glorious mountain views that are so prevalent in Colorado, many people like the idea of bringing the power of natural stone into their personal landscape. ]You might like the idea of stylish stairways to connect different elevation levels. Retaining walls of natural stone suggest both security and permanence. It’s a material that can…
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So much fun to be found in crevices

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People who have already added a crevice garden area to their landscape appreciate the fun of sourcing and adding plants that simply won’t thrive anywhere else. Depending on how your crevice garden is laid out, your choice can include plants which love the sun – and Colorado offers an abundance of that – and those…
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How to make your landscape low-maintenance

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Landscaping your yard is a great way to add beauty while increasing the value of your home. However, most landscape designs require regular care and maintenance to increase their longevity, which can be strenuous. Luckily, there are ways you can make your landscape low-maintenance. These include: Plant drought-tolerant plants to reduce watering chores. Mulch heavily…
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Consider moss for easy lawn upkeep

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With a common height of fewer than 4 inches, it is isn’t surprising that moss is often overlooked as an option for lawns. It is the very height of moss – and the relatively easy maintenance that it requires – that should make it an appealing choice, however. Moss is green for most of the…
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Importance of outdoor kitchen lighting

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Have you thought of adding an outdoor kitchen to your yard? If so, you’ve probably considered several factors, such as the layout, location, and building materials. However, you should also consider installing quality, outdoor kitchen lighting. Outdoor kitchen lighting has numerous benefits, and these include: Highlights your backyard and its features Illuminates workspaces for food…
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Whimsical additions for gardens & yards

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Looking for something fun and whimsical to add to your landscaping or yard? There are many creative features to consider, from large to tiny. Here are some ideas: – Terraced Flowerbeds: For vibrant color in appealing layers! – Log Borders: Vertical logs offer a unique look along flowerbeds. – Rock Patches: Low-lying bloomers look lovely…
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Three simple structures which could add so much to your garden

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It’s that time of year when we’re all eager to spend increasing time outdoors. As such, you might be thinking of adding a new feature to your current landscape. Here are three terrific possibilities… An arbor – great as a welcoming arch or to add to a quiet corner A gazebo – offering enclosed protection…
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Landscape design ideas for a posh yard

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Would you like to add some elegance and style to your yard? There are several landscape design ideas you can use to create a functional and yet luxurious space in your yard. These include: Adding an outdoor kitchen – this is a great way to entertain family and friends while enjoying the beautiful serenity of…
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