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Old Farmer’s Almanac Provides Insights into Their Weather Prediction Techniques

Can Old Farmer’s Almanac Provide Insights into Fort Collins Weather? In a July 2021 email to their newsletter subscribers, publishers of The Old Farmer’s Almanac offered a few hints about how they’ve been predicting the weather far in advance with what they have traditionally claimed to be 80% accuracy since the days when President George […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Air Conditioning Costs – Backes Landscaping

7 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Air Conditioning Costs When the temperature rises in Fort Collins and the heat of summer finally hits, you want your home to stay cool and comfortable. But the cost of cooling your home and keeping your family comfortable is not insignificant. If you want to stay cool in Colorado […]

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Enhancing Curb Appeal With Exterior Lighting

Enhancing Curb Appeal With Exterior Lighting  Outdoor lighting can make a home’s exterior more pleasant and appealing for guests, neighbors, and prospective buyers. Not only is the lighting itself valuable for safety and security, but it will also help to make any aesthetic improvements to the home’s exterior easier to see after dark. The right […]

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2021 Guide to Fertilizing for your Best Lawn

Fertilizing your Lawn or Grass No two yards are alike.  Factors such as geographic location, sun exposure, soil type, and rainfall amounts affect what sort of nutrients your yard will require.  Grasses require fertilizer so they have a steady supply of nitrogen and other nutrients during the growing season.  The type of grass growing in […]

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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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6 Landscaping Tips to do Before Winter

Landscaping Tips Fort Collins Let it SNOW! Winter is upon us here in Fort Collins and it’s time to tend to your landscaping. There are a few things that you’ll want to be ready with before the ground freezes. It’s easy to feel like next spring is so far off, but you’ll be so much […]

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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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