Aside from looking nice are you trying to figure out the true value in landscaping around your home or business? While there are many, the top five values of your landscape lay in…
- Curb appeal that can add up to %15 to the resale value of your home or business, and speed how fast it sells by six weeks.
- Cost cuts that help keep you cool when you select and place trees around your home or business, near your air conditioning unit and plant ground cover.
- Energy that comes back in the form of trees absorbing carbon monoxide and turf grass filtering pollutants out of water
- Burning calories by weeding and gardening.
- The health benefits of simply being outdoors.
Take the first step in adding value to your residential or commercial landscape with a professional design by calling Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver area.
With the hopes of warm weather on the horizon are you itching to open your pool? As you begin to get things in order to open your pool for the spring and summer season don’t forget to do a little landscaping around it. Since landscaping around pools is different check out these do’s and don’ts when it comes to adding plants to the areas surrounding your pool…
- Do choose plants that are low maintenance and won’t require a lot of pruning or watering.
- Don’t attract stinging insects by choosing brightly colored, aromatic flowers.
- Do choose to display native plants because they will do best in a challenging environment.
- Don’t buy messy plants that shed excessively as they will add to the debris in your pool.
- Do choose drought resistant, heat tolerant plants because your pool will reflect more light making the area hotter.
- Don’t choose tress with large root systems as they can damage the structure of your pool.
Would you prefer that a team of professionals handle the landscaping around your pool? If so contact Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060.
Do the recent warm temperatures have you so excited about spring that you’ve forgotten that March is the snowiest month? Even though we may still receive snow there’s no reason why you can’t begin preparing your yard for the season. Check out the five ways you can prepare your yard for spring from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado:
- Cut back last season’s growth on ornamental grasses. Getting the old growth out before the new shoots emerge is an easy job. But if you wait and allow the new growth to come up amid the old growth, it will be difficult to separate the two.
- If you left perennials like Echinacea standing for winter interest or for the birds to have seeds, cut them back and clean them up now.
- Rake the lawn to remove dead grass, twigs and debris that have collected over the winter. This is good prep for the first mowing. And while you’re thinking of the mowing season, get your mower serviced and ready to mow, too.
- Plant early season veggies–carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes–if the ground is workable.
- If you have steel edging in the yard that has popped up during the winter, pound it back in place.
If you’d prefer to leave the preparing in the hands of professionals call Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060.
Everyone knows that first impressions are lasting impressions when meeting new people, and the same goes for a commercial business. The very first impression potential customers will have on your business will stem directly from your landscape as they drive by or make the journey to the front door. Because of this it’s extremely important for your business to have a neat appearance which can be achieved with the help of a professional landscape design.
The top benefits of commercial landscaping include:
- Creating an inviting environment to your customers and potential customers
- Being a great contribution to the local environment
- Helping to create an enjoyable work environment for staff
- Improving the general perception of your business
Leave your business’ landscape to professionals by giving us a call here at Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver area.
With the first day of spring being less than a week away are you counting down the days until the warmer weather allows you to head out and enjoy your landscape? If so we’re sure you want your garden to be in the best shape possible featuring the latest and most popular designs. To ensure that your garden is one to be envied we are going to share 10 garden trends for spring 2012. They include:
- Mediterranean style
- Small water features
- Front yard gardens
- Vertical gardening
- Water-wise native plants
- Birdbaths/feeders and plants that attract butterflies and bees
- Bright colored flowers as well as plants with shades of black and amber
- Fire pits over fireplaces
- Fountains made from metal or stone
- Vintage planters
If you are interested in creating a brand new garden design or sprucing up the current design of your landscape contact Phase One Landscapes if you are in the Denver area at 303-750-6060.
Have you decided to extend your home into your landscape by creating an outdoor living space? If so you probably have hundreds of ideas and possibilities running through your head when it comes to the design and layout. To provide you with a sense of direction remember to consider these things as you begin thinking about your outdoor living space:
- Create Outdoor “Rooms”
- Think about how space is used inside your home; each room serves a purpose. Do the same for your outdoor living space and consider an al fresco dining room, a living area and etc.
- Create Focal Points
- Each area in your outdoor living space should have a focal point from which everything revolves around including the design of the rest of the space.
- Create Color
- Each area should also feature a color a palette of coordinating colors that can be seen in your other living spaces, as well as the landscape and hardscape.
To begin discussing design of you future outdoor living space contact Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver, CO area.
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Now that the economy is rebuilding are you looking for way to spruce up your home and add at the same time? More and more homeowners are doing so through regular landscape maintenance and beautification, whether they are looking to sell their home or not.
Depending on the specific needs of your landscape, regular maintenance may include routine lawn care, organic pest treatments, weeding and mulching, turf and tree care and fertilization. Scheduling these maintenance services regularly throughout the year is a cost effective way to improve the look of your home, as well as increase the value and health of your property.
If you are interested in obtaining regular maintenance for your landscape in an effort to increase the value of your home, or if you are looking to create a new landscape design contact Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver area.
If you’ve followed our blog for awhile then you may remember the few occasions when we discussed xeriscaping, the practice of utilizing low-water plants, as a good choice due to Colorado’s arid climate. While xeriscaping or xerogardening as it is often called is a great way to landscape in Colorado, it’s also makes sense in other places.
A recent article from Builder Magazine called the practice a smart landscaping practice that could help you save more money than you would imagine. Since the types of vegetation used in xeriscaping are low maintenance, only requiring small amounts of water to survive, homeowners are able reduce their water consumption. Xeriscaping also increases your property value because it organizes the design to look tidy and appropriate which creates curb appeal. Still not sure if you’re sold on giving up you entire lawn? If you aren’t you can have a hybrid landscape design created that features xeriscaping and a traditional lawn.
To discuss xeriscaping for your landscape contact Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060.
Source: Builder Magazine