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Five Steps To Maintaining Home Value

We landscape many homes in the Fort Collins Co. area and we talk with numerous homeowners on a daily basis. Most homeowners agree that there are few bigger investments in life than a home. Unlike most other large purchases (such as vehicles), homes actually appreciate in value. But that doesn’t mean homeowners should sit on […]

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Common Landscape Design Mistakes we Make in Fort Collins

If you’re intent on landscaping your home completely, it’s important to avoid several common mistakes many do-it-yourselfers end up making when they attempt to tackle such a large undertaking. While home landscaping design can definitely be done, it’s a matter of preparing ahead of time and knowing exactly what you are planning to do before […]

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Four Affordable, Must-Do Starter Lawn Care Activities in Fort Collins, CO

Starting a new lawn gives you the chance to get the lush, green grass that you’ve always wanted for your property’s landscaping. However, there are a few things that you need to do to get your seeded turf off to a great start. While some turf care activities are best done by the experts at […]

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5 Tips for Planting Grass Seed for Your Lawn in Fort Collins, CO

Planting grass seed is an affordable and easy way to make your lawn green and beautiful during the warmer months of the year. However, not all yards are the same when  it comes to establishing and maintaining a lush, green landscape. Unfortunately, many homeowners select the wrong grass to plant, as well as the wrong […]

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Incorporating Boulders and Rocks Into Your Fort Collins Landscape Design

As residents of Fort Collins, we know there are many ways to create a spectacular and eye catching home exterior landscape, but it is hard to beat the incorporation of boulders for sheer dramatic effect and eye appeal.  Properly placed rocks and boulders can turn an ordinary landscape into a stunning showcase, and many homeowners […]

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4 Proven Methods for Better Lawn Watering in Colorado

The lawn around your home is one of the first things people will notice when they visit your Fort Collins or Colorado property. Having a healthy lawn makes your home a more enjoyable place to be during the most beautiful times of the year, and keeping it healthy doesn’t require very much work at all. […]

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Tree Pruning Fort Collins CO: Taking Good Care of your Trees

Tree care is more complex than individuals often believe. Many homeowners do not consider the ongoing costs and maintenance necessary to keep their trees in optimal condition. This maintenance contributes to the aesthetic value of the tree, as well as the safety and health of the plant. It is important to understand when and how […]

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How to Make a Low Maintenance Garden in Fort Collins & Surrounding Areas

In Fort Collins and Northern Colorado, gardens have always had a reputation for being hard work; requiring so much maintenance that there is very little free time left to actually sit in them and enjoy the surroundings. Nowadays, with advanced science and technology, we actually know far more about gardening than we ever did before. […]

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Some Creative Solutions to Soil Drainage Problems

Areas of poorly draining soil, particularly in our gardens and around driveways and pathways, can mar the appearance of the landscape and create other problems as well. We tend to avoid these areas, both because they’re unattractive and because they’re difficult to move through – especially after a storm. But there are some creative solutions […]

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Why Homeowners Should Incorporate Landscape Lighting into Their Yard Design

Landscape lighting refers to any light used on your property, including around the exterior of your home. The use of landscape lighting has become increasingly popular in modern times as homeowners become more aware of the distinct benefits offered through their use. But what are the benefits accompanying the use of landscape lighting? Improves Home […]

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