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RETAINING WALLS

Given the rolling topography of the Front Range most home sites need retaining walls to create flat outdoor spaces in …

ACCENT BOULDERS

Why would you want to place very large rocks into your landscape?  Accent boulders are a great way to break …

XERISCAPING- THE BASICS

Xeriscaping, commonly mispronounced as “zeroscaping,” is a water-smart way of gardening that has almost become the norm in Colorado Springs.  …

MAINTENANCE

If you’re not inclined to garden, the best recommendation is to hire a professional to maintain your landscape.  Even xeriscapes need at least a few hours …

Garden chores of the month: August

Garden chores: Continue mowing operations. Dead head annuals and perennials. Inspect sprinkler system operation, adjust timing as needed.

DEER RESISTANT PLANTS

Homeowners who live near open parks, in the foothills, or in the mountains all share the frustration of deer eating …

NATURAL SILOAM STONE STEPS

Siloam stone steps are a beautiful and exceptionally durable way to traverse steep slopes.  Made of the same stone as …

WEED CONTROL

A weed is considered any plant that grows where it isn’t wanted.  Weed control is probably the most tedious of …

Garden chores of the month: July

Garden chores: Check for lawn fungi. Prune shrubs after flowering. Continue mowing operations. Cut back bulb foliage when it starts …

FIRE PITS

Fire pits have become a popular outdoor amenity in recent years.  A fire pit is like having an instant campfire …