Tropical landscapes are perfect for small areas.
If you’d like to give your landscape the look of paradise, you may want to consider a tropical landscape theme. I was reading an interesting article on eHow Home. It talks about how these sort of landscaping techniques are rather fit for small spaces.
Another advantage of tropical landscapes is the fact that it can endure the hottest temperatures. It can also add color to a once dull and dreary area. When planning out such a display, it’s best to stick with clusters of small, tropical plants (this will truly stand out), make small pathways and proper seating areas, and to use neutral background paint.
To read the entire article in full about tropical landscaping, visit eHow. com. It goes into further detail on the proper gates, hardscapes and additional plant ideas to consider. To achieve this landscape design, call Phase One Landscapes at 303.750.6060.
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Spring brings in a multitude of flower options when it comes to your landscape. If you like brightly colored flowers, how about purchase a rainbow of options so that your garden comes alive.
Here’s a few flowers that are popular for spring gardens:
Pink roses are pretty in spring. It will look great in an flower bed that’s located in central area in the yard.
A line of daffodils near a sidewalk will accent a beautiful lawn.
Deep colored camellia flowers make a dramatic statement in any flower garden.
What sort of flowers would you like to see in your yard this year? And do you know where exactly they would fit in on your landscape? You don’t want to make the mistake of adding too many flowers, or too less of flowers your yard. If you need assistance, contact Phase One Landscapes at 3053.750.6060. A representative will be happy to assist you!
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How would you like to add you own spa area to your back yard? It’s certainly possible. Spas can be advantageous in ways you couldn’t even imagine. On top of the fact that it adds substance and distinctiveness, it can be an asset to your health.
According to Ezine Articles, spas can offer fitness therapy for anyone. The deep ripples in the water can be relaxing on the body and in a sense, be used for massages. Many doctors recommend spa exercises to help improve a person’s physical condition.
Before making the decision to add a spa to your back yard, the first thing you must do is make sure that you have the right amount of space. For the most part, spas come in a few different sizes, so you should have no problem finding one to perfectly fit your space, something that’s not overwhelming and takes away from the rest of the landscape.
Phase One Landscapes are ready and willing to install the right sized, portable spa in your backyard. If you live in Denver, give them a call at 303.750.6060.
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When it comes to landscaping, it’s important to consider the size and shape of the land. For the most part, there are right angled square shapes, circular shapes and mixing shapes.
Take a look at the photos and tips from from HGTV:
Right- angled shaped areas can be easily divided into garden areas, patio space, pool areas and more. Things can also be arranged in a manner where the space appears open and draws in the eyes.
Circular area may be a little harder to design around. Always create a pathway that will lead to the center of the circular landscape so that it doesn’t appear unbalanced.
Mixed landscapes can also be a little difficult to decorate. If you keep the layout simple, you should have no problems designing. Use plants to connect the mixing shapes to make it flow smoothly.
Need help deciding on the right landscape? Call Phase One Landscapes at 303.750.6060.
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Looking for some ways to update your home? If you’re out of ideas, visit the Denver Home Show this weekend. Here, you’ll learn about the latest trends for newly built homes, remodeling techniques, decorating inspiration.
The show will be held at the National Western Complex in Denver with the following dates and times:
- Friday, March 18: 10 am – 9 pm
- Saturday, March 19: 10 am – 9 pm
- Sunday, March 20: 10 am – 5 pm
Admission for adults is $8 in advance ($11 at the door). And guess what? Special guest appearances will be made by some of your favorite home design shows, such as John Gidding from HGTV’s Curb Appeal, The Block.
Exhibitors will range in categories from air quality control to garden and landscaping .
This is the perfect opportunity to take notes and gather as much information as you can. Whatever notes you take, as far as garden and landscaping is concerned, share those with that of a consultant from Phase One Landscapes to sketch out an ideal setting for you!
Building a waterfall in your back yard (whether it be for a garden or pond) can add attractiveness to your landscape. In addition to this, it can also add a therapeutic benefit; the soothing sounds will always take you back and remind your of nature’s offerings.
Besides adding beauty and tranquility, a back yard waterfall can create the ideal habitat for aquatic animals, like Japanese Koi fish. Stepped falls can increase air and water interaction that creates natural “oxygenators” for your pond. This is also true with stepped rocks at the bottom of a garden waterfall.
Phase One Landscapes create natural waterfalls, pools and other features that provides any back yard with the perfect water garden. If you’re thinking about adding one to your back yard, call 303.750.6060.
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If you have a constricted area of space in your yard, should you let it go to waste; or should you make use of it in the best way possible? I’d go with the second choice. Sometimes, side yards are the last spaces to design if you don’t know the proper attire to dress it with (flowers, structures, etc.).
Luckily, with the proper guidance, you’ll be able to turn that space into a beautiful walking area. Take a look at this photo:
Notice how Phase One Landscapers created a path through a narrow walkway by adding stepping stones. Plants and flowers have been added to the left side, complemented by a small garden waterfall/pond to the right. All of this adds to the entry of the casual seating backyard space.
If you’d like help with landscaping a narrow area, contact a representative at Phase One Landscapes at 303.750.6060.
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Accentuate the beauty of your landscape with outdoor lighting.
It’s great that we have all day to enjoy the sunshine that lights up our back yards; but wouldn’t you like to get the same use of it when nightime falls? This year, add a few landscape lighting to the back yard to extend the fun and illuminate the area.
There are three different lighting ideas that should be considered when adding to the landscape. The first option is safety lights. Safety lights illuminate deck areas, driveways and stairways at night. They can be wired through the home and placed anywhere you’d like.
The second lighting option is feature lights. Normally, you’ll see this type of lighting accenting a flower garden, tall trees or hedges, or a bush garden. Feature lights give these plants a dramatic spotlight, giving just enough off to show off the plants and draw attention to the light itself.
The third option of lighting would is guiding lights. Guiding lights are used to protect the plants on the landscape as well as to prevent accidents. Styles of this type of lighting include entrance and tier lighting.
Need additional information for lighting options? Contact a representative at Phase One Landscapes at 303.750.6060.
(photo courtesy of WOWHYD from Flickr)
Spring is in the air, which means the flowers are ready blossom and brighten up your lawn. If you’re not big on lawn care and landscaping techniques, the best thing for you to do is find flowers, such as perennials to plant that are easy to maintain. Perennial flowers are perfect for any garden!
Here three different types of perennials that you can use to plant on your lawn:
Tall Garden Phlox
Phlox normally grows about 3 to 4 feet and blooms some of the prettiest and sweet smelling flowers from summer to fall. It’s a great pick to place in the back of the garden.
Peonies give off a sweet fragrance, too, and grow into 2 to 4-feet bundles. They come in a variety of colors and bloom in the late spring, early summer.
Yarrows are the ideal flowers for beginner gardeners, because it doesn’t take much to grow them. These flowers have a spicy scent to it, and are popular for its ferny look with a flat top.
These type of flowers will surely make a statement on your lawn and will add color and fun to the landscape. If you need help with finding the right flowers for your landscape, contact a representative at Phase One Landscapes at 303.750.6060.
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