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How to Increase Home Value in Fort Collins

Try these Easy Tips to Increase the Value of your Fort Collins Home What’s the first thing you think of when you consider selling your home? If you’re like most people, you would probably wonder about home value. Fort Collins is a hot market buy obviously, you want to make sure you get as much […]

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How to Plant an Outdoor Garden in Fort Collins: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Plant an Outdoor Garden in Fort Collins: A Step-by-Step Guide We are ways from garden season here in Fort Collins however it is important that you plan ahead when designing your garden. In this case, we can plan way ahead so you are fully prepared for the next growing season. You can start […]

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5 Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away in Fort Collins

5 Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away in Fort Collins Mosquitoes are one of the most frustrating insects that can invade your home and your yard. They drink your blood, carry diseases, and leave you feeling itchy. With the increasing number of mosquitoes bringing diseases from other countries, you must keep them away from you […]

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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 […]

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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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