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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 |2021-05-20T13:45:02+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|0 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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Reusing Rock Mulch . . . Good idea or Bad idea???

Reusing Rock Mulch . . . . Good idea or Bad idea??? Written by our designer and co-owner, Chelsa, based off a personal experience, enjoy!  Note, this article was originally written in June 2017. A couple summers ago my family and I redid a small section of our front yard.   This was done because we kept getting standing water in our garage after even the smallest rain storm.  When we were talking and discussing how to [...]

By |2020-09-23T19:23:13+00:00September 23rd, 2020|DIY, New Landscape|0 Comments

Pruning, 2 Ways . . . . How to Prune Your Shrubs

Pruning, 2 Ways . . . . How to Prune Your Shrubs Let's start with the process. . . There are 2 main methods of pruning I recommend for homeowners. Rule of Thumb Rule of Thirds But what do these mean??? Rule of Thumb: This is a great method for lilacs, hydrangeas, dogwoods, roses, etc. . . . Look at your hand, look at the base of your thumb, any stems larger than the base of [...]

By |2020-09-23T17:54:11+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Maintenance, Planting, Shrubs|0 Comments
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