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Mosquito proofing and landscape design

Good landscape design considers all aspects of how changing your yard could impact how nature responds to those changes. One important aspect is to ensure your yard doesn’t inadvertently attract pests such as mosquitoes, which can transmit disease. Here are two considerations: Drainage – Diverting water so that puddling is avoided and does not become…
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Tip of the Week: Dealing with spring snow

https://www.alcc.com/ The roller coaster of spring weather continues here in Colorado. It’s still March, traditionally Colorado’s snowiest month, and it looks like we can expect more snow before we reach April. If you are staying home per the governor’s order, one advantage is that you can keep an eye on your trees and shrubs to…
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Tip of the Week: Weathering the storm

https://www.alcc.com/ Springtime in Colorado is a roller-coaster of weather, with warm, sunny days followed by blustery or snowy days with chilling temps. Nevertheless, we can still use the ups and downs of the temperature swings to accomplish different gardening tasks that will all pay off when the growing season is here to stay. Many of…
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Do concrete elements actually improve a landscape?

A landscape designer doesn’t merely provide patio, walkway, or lawn and garden advice. The best designers work with every possible outdoor element to help their clients achieve their landscape dreams. Although some people consider concrete a “cheap” material, consider the following: Concrete is incredibly durable and weather-resistant, which makes it perfect for outdoor settings. A…
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2 modern flagstone ideas to make your patio stand out

Flagstone patios are becoming increasingly popular, but there are designs you can use to make sure your flagstone patio stands apart and isn’t like everyone else’s. Here are a couple of ideas to try: Irregular Flagstone Irregular flagstone can give your patio a natural look and feel. These uneven stones are left in the original…
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Tip of the Week: Plan for pollinators

https://www.alcc.com/ While there may be bulbs blooming, resist the urge to plant—it’s still too early in Colorado—and use that time to plan your spring and summer landscape. Consider planting for pollinators. Create a habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, insects and maybe even bats. They play an important function within our collective urban ecosystem and around…
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Tip of the Week: Get ready, but hold steady

https://www.alcc.com/ This weekend we switch to Daylight Savings Time–don’t forget to move your clocks an hour forward on Sunday. But though the official first of spring is March 19, it’s important to resist the urge to spring forward and start planting here in Colorado. The weekend forecast looks to be warm, and along the Front…
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Adding color to your xeriscape garden with succulents

Adding color to your xeriscape landscape design is a great way to improve your yard’s curb appeal, and you can do this by planting succulents. Succulents are plants with thick and fleshy leaves, which store water, making them great xeriscape plants for your garden. Here are some succulents you can plant in your xeriscape garden…
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Tip of the Week: Design for safety

https://www.alcc.com/ When planning your landscape, keep home safety in mind. Most burglars are not the slick, sophisticated type seen in films; many break-ins are hastily planned. A few strategic design decisions could provide the deterrent needed to make a potential burglar rethink their actions. Security professionals and law enforcement often recommend the following environmental safety…
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4 great reasons for adding a deck to your backyard this spring

As winter recedes, it’s great to be able to spend more time out-of-doors. If you have an all-grass backyard area, you might already have thought of adding decking. Here are four key reasons why this is a terrific idea. It… Adds definition and focus to a backyard area Provides a great location for a grill…
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Thinking of an outdoor fireplace?

As spring approaches Colorado, you might be considering installing an outdoor fireplace at your property to add increased enjoyment during the better days to come. If so, here are four key points to consider… Place it a safe distance away from both your home itself and any other structures on your property. Make sure the…
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Tip of the Week: Spring begins next month!

https://www.alcc.com/ With the current wintry weather along the Front Range, it’s hard to believe that the first day of spring is next month. It’s not a good time to work outside, but you can still think ahead and make plans from the comfort of your living room. Make a plan Use a trusted online source…
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