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Mind These Fall Lawn Care Tactics for a Vibrant Lawn Next Year

The leaves are beginning to fall and a slight chill is entering the Colorado air. You may find some relief that your lawn care care season is over. Well according to lawn care experts, that isn't true. Fall is just as vital to your lawn care health as spring. This post highlights some of the [...]

Mind These Fall Lawn Care Tactics for a Vibrant Lawn Next Year2019-08-21T13:07:40-06:00

Land Clearing Services on Demand!

We Now Offer Fast and Efficient Land Clearing Services Including: Land Clearance Right of Way Clearance Survey & Fence Line Clearing Clearing for Leisure Areas Access Roads Scrub Oak Clearing and Mulching Site Clearing and Preparation We facilitate fire mitigation, clear field and right-of-way areas, and provide bush hogging services. Environmental mulch clearing is an [...]

Land Clearing Services on Demand!2019-07-23T11:16:22-06:00

Expect Heavy Japanese Beetle Infestations This Year

Japanese beetles (JP) defoliate over three hundred different species of trees and leafy shrubs, but are especially attracted to linden and rose bushes. That's just when they are adults. As grubs, they hatch in late summer and fall and are actively chewing grass roots until soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees. This can decimate root [...]

Expect Heavy Japanese Beetle Infestations This Year2019-07-30T15:03:47-06:00

Where to Plant Trees to Best Benefit the Urban Landscape

Where to Plant Trees to Best Benefit the Urban Landscape You may not be aware but when you plant a tree or just water and maintain the trees you have, you not only add cultural value (appearance, shade for sitting in the yard) to the city, but you also are planting an air cleaner and [...]

Where to Plant Trees to Best Benefit the Urban Landscape2019-05-01T16:34:35-06:00

Aeration Nourishes Soil

Colorado is not the easiest place for our lawns, plants and trees to flourish on their own. There are a few ways to help, and aeration may be an option available to help rebuild or maintain healthy lawns. Aeration nourishes soil and this will help you achieve a green lawn.  We all want the lush, [...]

Aeration Nourishes Soil2019-08-12T15:13:38-06:00

12 New Ways to Look at Your Landscaping and Outdoor Living Spaces this Spring

With March blowing in like a lion, our thoughts are turning toward the outdoors and any lawn and landscaping projects for the year. I wanted to offer some new ways of looking at your yard, some new products and services that look to be hot for 2019 and perhaps a new way to look at [...]

12 New Ways to Look at Your Landscaping and Outdoor Living Spaces this Spring2019-07-12T09:04:36-06:00

Choosing the Right Tree to Plant for Your Colorado Landscape

We recently published an article about how trees get stressed out and what to do to nurse them back to health. However, one of the biggest problems trees have is they aren't the right species for the climate (or micro-climate) that they are planted in. This is probably the biggest factor in controlling the health [...]

Choosing the Right Tree to Plant for Your Colorado Landscape2019-01-30T09:49:17-06:00

Things to Plan for a Land Clearing Project

It's the ultimate Colorado dream to stake out 40 acres of land, or maybe 0.4 acres in this market, either in the foothills overlooking the city, somewhere further west or even a ranch in Bennett or Elizabeth. Once you buy that land, it may sit for a while - but eventually you'll need to clear [...]

Things to Plan for a Land Clearing Project2019-07-12T09:04:29-06:00

Olmsted and the Art of Landscape Design

I recently read The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson about the architectural challenges and triumphs of designing and building the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Daniel Burnham was the lead architect but I was fascinated by the eccentric and uncompromising, Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture and the designer of Central Park, [...]

Olmsted and the Art of Landscape Design2018-12-14T15:50:49-06:00

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes

 Perennials and other landscaping plants are better able to tolerate winter conditions when they're well prepared. Try the tips below to keep your property in peak form come spring!   via wikimedia   Winter watering is key for our Colorado climate. Most homeowners realize the need for watering trees in the growing season, [...]

Winter Care Tips for Colorado Landscapes2018-03-14T10:35:47-06:00

Tips for Buying Fall Bulbs

Tips for Buying Fall Bulbs If you want to herald spring with a burst of color, you'll have to plan ahead, since many bulbs must be planted in fall. Choose a variety of early, mid and late season bulbs for a long season of color, and come spring, you'll be glad you planted early. (Not [...]

Tips for Buying Fall Bulbs2019-07-30T15:00:00-06:00

Prevent Garden Hail Damage

Hailstorms are increasingly a fact of life along the Colorado Front Range. The geographical juxtaposition of eastern plains and Front Range, with clashing wind currents from all directions, is a recipe for perfect hail-producing thunderstorms. We frequently deal with sirens, severe-weather warnings and storms producing hail of any size from pea to golf ball from May [...]

Prevent Garden Hail Damage2019-07-30T15:05:08-06:00

How to Avoid Lawn Care Scams

There's never a bad time to connect with a reliable, professional lawn company, but of course Spring is prime time - and like any other prime time, scams abound in the industry. Here's our list of tips for how to find a great lawn and landscape service without becoming a ripoff victim. Avoid door-to-door "deals" if at all [...]

How to Avoid Lawn Care Scams2019-08-05T09:16:28-06:00

Colorado Hardiness Zones and When to Plant in Colorado

What should you be doing in the yard and garden this month? It's a perpetual question of Colorado gardeners. How do you write a reliable to-do list for Colorado gardens when we can see three seasons in a single weekend — or in a single half-day drive? It might be spring in Fort Collins, still winter in [...]

Colorado Hardiness Zones and When to Plant in Colorado2019-07-30T15:06:10-06:00

Cold Weather-Tough Perennials for Colorado (Part 2)

Cold weather-tough perennials. Few folks value them more than Coloradoans do. Part 2 in ArborScape Blog's series on hardy perennial gardening for our Colorado climate landscapes! See part 1 here. For more adventures in cold-tolerant plants, read on. >> Monarda This must-have perennial develops beautiful flowers that are attractive to both gardeners and insects - [...]

Cold Weather-Tough Perennials for Colorado (Part 2)2019-06-13T14:22:12-06:00

Cold Weather-Tough Perennials for Colorado Landscaping

When our unpredictable, unforgiving winter storms turn our landscapes into stark piles of brush, Colorado gardeners rethink our planting strategies! Here's a list of winter-hardy perennials that can stand a polar vortex or two - along with helpful survival care tips. Part 1 of 2.   Coneflower Coneflower, often called by its scientific name, Echinacea, is an American [...]

Cold Weather-Tough Perennials for Colorado Landscaping2019-07-30T15:07:42-06:00

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs

Great Fall Color Plants for the Mountain West One major reason we love Colorado living is the magnificent autumn firework display our wealth of trees provides… and the best recipe for brilliant fall foliage color combines warm days, cool nights, and plenty of sunshine -- sound familiar? Try these underused but worthwhile trees and shrubs for [...]

9 Fantastic Colorado fall color trees and shrubs2019-06-18T13:19:14-06:00

10 more backyard celebration landscaping tips

    It’s time once again for backyard landscaping and décor! Whether it be a graduation party, prom party, or a wedding, if you’ve never tried your hand at a DIY outdoor occasion, you’ll be happily surprised at how rewarding it can be - not to mention how much money you’ll save. And it’s a great excuse [...]

10 more backyard celebration landscaping tips2019-07-12T09:34:26-06:00

5 landscape design tips for best home energy efficiency

  Home energy efficiency landscaping is much more than an expense toward the eye appeal of your surroundings - it’s an investment in your future property value, as well as your comfort. Thoughtful landscape planning can actually generate value in excess of its initial expenditure by decreasing the expense of heating and cooling. Proper use of [...]

5 landscape design tips for best home energy efficiency2016-07-26T14:53:16-06:00

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

Are "living trees" a practical option? Absolutely! Potted Christmas trees in containers placed in the home and watered like a houseplant, then later transplanted out into your landscaping, are a fantastic and truly "green" choice of tree. Living trees come in all sizes, from small (to use as a tabletop variety), to medium (as a [...]

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees2017-06-06T14:26:27-06:00

Flammable Shrubs Could Pose Fire Hazard, Slow Insurance Approval

  Douglas County residents may be planting the seeds of wildfire damage by using flammable mulch and shrubs in the landscaping near their homes. And insurance inspectors are taking notice. When your home backs to open space or grasslands, these can be a wildfire risk. Planting junipers, mugo pines or using flammable mulches next to [...]

Flammable Shrubs Could Pose Fire Hazard, Slow Insurance Approval2019-07-30T15:02:55-06:00

Juniper Removal

  Juniper removal is a common service that we provide in the Denver Metro area.  Juniper are planted by home owners for privacy and aesthetic appeal.  Along with their positive qualities they also have negative qualities such as being very flammable. Juniper shrubs are tenacious plants that grow quickly and can take over a lawn [...]

Juniper Removal2017-06-06T14:26:33-06:00

Trees to Avoid Planting

  “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We at Arborscape recommend you plant a tree as soon as possible for the many benefits they provide.  When choosing a tree, make sure to avoid the following so you don't set yourself up [...]

Trees to Avoid Planting2019-06-18T13:53:28-06:00

Dog Wood Bush Pruning | Video

  To do a proper dog wood bush pruning the pruner needs a great deal more knowledge than the average consumer would expect. Watch this video to see. Dog wood bushes are a common species of hedge in Colorado. Many bushes only need to be trimmed one time a year while many others will need [...]

Dog Wood Bush Pruning | Video2017-06-06T14:26:33-06:00

How to Prepare the Yard for a Graduation Party or Wedding

  Spring is under way and now is the time to think about your backyard occasion! Whether it be a graduation party or a wedding this is a great excuse to make your yard look amazing! Having these celebrations at a venue can be an expensive endeavor. That's why many people are having them in [...]

How to Prepare the Yard for a Graduation Party or Wedding2019-07-30T15:12:07-06:00

Spring / Summer Tree Care and Landscape Checklist

March Rake leaves Prune rose bushes Trim maple to prevent bleeding Thin old, overgrown deciduous shrubs. Deep water trees and shrubs as needed. Apply Merit for year long control of aphids. Plant new trees as needed. Begin weeding those beds not cleaned in fall. Schedule deep root fertilization for trees and bushes. Schedule plug aeration [...]

Spring / Summer Tree Care and Landscape Checklist2019-07-30T15:14:17-06:00

When Killing a Tree Stump with Round Up, Don’t Let This Happen to You

While writing a tree stump removal article for publication, we were researching ways to kill a freshly cut stump to prepare it for burning or decomposition. After a tree is removed, the stump may remain alive and shoot up volunteer trees.  To prevent this, you can use an herbicide, such as RoundUp, to kill the stump. It [...]

When Killing a Tree Stump with Round Up, Don’t Let This Happen to You2019-07-12T09:40:01-06:00

When is the Best Time for a Sprinkler Blowout?

A sprinkler blowout is usually best done in October in the northern climate of the United States.  When to turn off your sprinkler, however, can be a delicate balance of good timing and luck. Do it too early, and your lawn may lose precious water it needs to prepare for the winter. Wait too late, [...]

When is the Best Time for a Sprinkler Blowout?2019-07-30T16:40:31-06:00