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Winter Water

Winter Water! This important landscape maintenance tip isn’t brought up enough in Colorado or other high desert areas . . . WINTER WATERING! But why is winter watering important for the health and longevity of your trees and shrubs?  Let’s start with a simple (but complex) fact . . . snow inches DO NOT equal rain inches.  I have seen various experts claim anywhere from 3” to 12” of snow equals 1” of rain.  That [...]

By |2024-01-05T22:00:47+00:00January 5th, 2024|Maintenance, New Landscape, Planting, Shrubs, Trees|0 Comments

September Care Tips

September Care Tips I heard your comments that the fall maintenance tips looked daunting, so let’s break them down. For this article, I wanted to highlight the 5 things you should do in September.  If you are wanting a checklist of what you need to do this fall, this article isn’t it . . . . Check out our other article “Quick Fall Maintenance Tips” at https://www.csapexlandscapedesign.com/maintenance/quick-fall-maintenance-tips-for-your-landscape/ Fall Pruning Most of your shrubs and trees are [...]

By |2021-09-02T17:48:17+00:00September 4th, 2021|Maintenance, Planting, Shrubs, Trees|2 Comments

Recommended Installers

This is meant to be a living document.  So feel free to check back regularly as we update and improve our recommended specialists.  All of these contractors have been "interviewed" to help you find the best installer for your project.  As always, feel free to check them out for yourselves and make sure you ask questions specific to your project and your needs before hiring any contractor. If you are a landscape contractor looking to work [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:35:07+00:00May 20th, 2021|Maintenance, New Landscape, Planting|0 Comments

Time to Garden . . . So What Do You Need?

It is time to start your garden . . . or at least start your garden seeds. If you haven’t thought of it yet, now is a good time to figure out what you want to grow and how much you want to grow.  Whether you are a hobby gardener or growing a garden to feed your family or something in between now is the time to start. So what do [...]

By |2021-04-05T19:45:28+00:00April 5th, 2021|DIY, Gardening, Planting|0 Comments

A NEW YEAR!!! . . . . Now what??

A New Year!! . . . . Now what?? You are probably checking this blog article because you have been thinking about growing your own food but not sure where to begin.  Or maybe you have tried a garden before but something didn’t work as well as you wanted it to.  Or maybe yet, you have been gardening for a while but you want some tips and tricks for [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:11:44+00:00January 12th, 2021|DIY, Education, Gardening, New Landscape|2 Comments

2020 Plant Favorites

2020 Plant Favorites So I am sure you have seen many "favorites" or "trending" posts this year and every other year, but here is one more. Here are some of my personal favorites.  I am highlighting 1 tree, 3 shrubs, 2 ornamental grasses, and 4 perennials. Although these plants grow throughout the USA, my talking points are specifically for the Colorado Springs and Front Range Region. The Tree FAT [...]

By |2020-12-09T22:49:42+00:00December 9th, 2020|DIY, Planting, Shrubs, Trees|1 Comment

Quick Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Landscape

Quick Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Landscape Prefer to listen versus read?  Check out the recorded Live video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/csapexlandscapedesign/videos/969034770248478 Note this is meant to be a quick reference as you prepare for the winter weather and is a compilation of various resources and experiences.  Although these tips were written with the Colorado/Front Range Region homeowners in mind many, if not all, of the items on this list apply to [...]

By |2020-10-15T17:11:25+00:00October 15th, 2020|Maintenance, Planting, Shrubs|1 Comment

What is your Life Zone?

What is your Life Zone? The Colorado Springs Metro area is expanding . . . rapidly. . . . With that the city, and its neighbors, encompass various types of biomes and habitats.  Each incredibly diverse both in plant life and wildlife.  In this article I wanted to highlight notes from a Colorado State University Extension Office’s publication (7.421).  For the purposes of this article I am going to summarize and add a few personal opinions [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:37:22+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Education, Wild Life|1 Comment

Snow in May!!! What do I do?

Snow in May!!!  What do I do? Note: this article was written after sudden and unexpected snow storm in the Colorado Springs area May 21st, 2019.  We brought it out of archive because this information can be used after any late or unexpected cold weather. Well I wasn’t proactive for snow in mid-May and I am sure there are many in the Colorado Springs area like that as well.   So the big question . . [...]

By |2020-09-23T19:54:11+00:00September 30th, 2020|Maintenance|1 Comment

Weeds! Weeds! Too Many WEEDS!!!

Weeds!  Weeds!  Too Many WEEDS!!! I have heard it said and I think it is the best definition of a weed . . . a weed is a plant that is someplace you don’t want it to be.  I like this definition the best because although I may consider all thistles as weeds I have friends who argue just the opposite, thistles have medicinal properties and are good for butterflies.  Neither answer is wrong but it [...]

By |2020-09-23T18:20:22+00:00September 25th, 2020|Maintenance, Planting|1 Comment
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