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Deck Design Ideas for 2017 from Your Denver Landscaping Company


August 30, 2017

While the summer is rolling along you’re probably noticing that you’re outside in your yard much more often now that it’s finally nice out. You’re also probably wishing that you had an envious outdoor space with a beautiful deck ready to accommodate guests and cookouts. Sure, you can have a beautiful deck with a style that’s been around for ages, but there are several new trends for 2017 that you might want to implement into your design. Take these ideas from your Denver Landscaping Company!

Distressed

Not just for jeans anymore, distressed decks are making a splash in 2017. Homeowners recently are enjoying rustic embellishments to their home, and decks are no different. This type of style is venturing into your outdoor living space. Distressed decks are low maintenance because they look naturally aged and weathered down.

Different Levels

Everyone wants a great view from their backyard, and when you add levels to your deck you gain different viewpoints to enjoy! Instead of a standard, flat deck, talk with your Denver landscaping company about multi-level design to upgrade your deck!

Complementary Colors

There are so many wood material options out there now for your decking needs, where an abundance of color choices are available for you to choose from. You can mix and match color choices for a two-toned design, pairing dark and light choices to add style and dimension to any deck.

Bend It Like Beckham

Curved and round decks are increasingly popular in 2017. Gone are the days where decks could only be square or rectangular in shape! Treating lumber to be able to bend is a lengthy, extensive process so it’s important to discuss your curved deck idea before committing to it!

Railings

Your deck’s primary purpose will be for entertaining, so make sure it’s as convenient and enjoyable as possible for your guests. Customers are increasingly asking for railing around their deck that supports an attractive deck board used to place refreshments and food as they please.

A Deck for All Seasons

A common misconception about decks is that you can only use or enjoy them in the warmer months. This isn’t true anymore due to the modernization of outdoor heating and lighting. Deck use is extending into the fall and winter months, believe it or not. Fire pits continue to grow in popularity as well as heaters, making your deck comfortable as the temperature drops.

By educating yourself on the recent deck trends for 2017, you’ll soon realize that the possibilities are endless! No more plain, boring, or square decks in your outdoor space - it’s time for something new! Read up on other cutting edge deck trends for 2017.

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Top Hardscaping Trends From Your Denver Landscaping Company


August 23, 2017

We all know that Colorado is a dry region, and it can be very difficult to maintain a beautiful yard, especially when it drives up your energy costs. While a well-maintained yard increases your property value, your lawn doesn’t have to be composed of grass and flowers. In fact, hardscaping is an easy way to landscape your yard without the time or energy commitment. Hardscaping includes patios, walkways, retaining walls, fire pits, ponds, planting beds, and outdoor lighting, so you can truly create your dream yard - without the upkeep! Here are popular hardscaping trends from your Denver landscaping company!

Paver Patios

Recently, there has been a big shift in moving towards more of a paver patio for an outdoor space compared to a deck. Think about it: paver patios are much easier to maintain, and keep up their appearance during the freezing winters and scorching summers. Unlike a deck, they won’t fade or splinter. There are so many options and types of pavers to choose from, so you can truly get any style you want! You can mix them with a wide variety of color and texture choices, and they can be cut into patterns or sizes to look like actual rugs or to define a space.

Fire Pits and Outdoor Kitchens

Get the family and friends moving to the great outdoors with a firepit and outdoor kitchen perfect for any party, or just relaxing on a summer night. These were once considered high-end but now you can have a fire pit or outdoor kitchen for any budget. Fire pits can be accommodated to include built-in seating by installing benches or customized seats. Outdoor kitchens keep getting better and better with the addition of countertops, storage options, space for refrigerators, and audio options to keep the good times going all year round!

Retaining Walls

What exactly is a retaining wall? Well, they’re very useful in multiple ways, specifically to hold back soil in sloped or uneven sections of your landscaping, elevating plants, or to offset raised outdoor living spaces. Retaining walls create a welcoming space for sitting and relaxing by your fire pit or yard. Retaining walls can actually be built for seating, with platforms created specifically for a comfy spot to sit.

Walkways

Most homes have walkways that are tightly laid up next to the home and the garage, but that doesn’t leave much room for landscaping or actually viewing the front of your home. Instead, try arcing your walkway at least 10 to 15 feet away from the house. This gives room to make it look more natural and create some landscaping space. You can also widen the walkway for larger groups if you frequently find yourself hosting parties or social gatherings. Try adding in some bench seating for a spot to rest!

There are so many other ways to incorporate five hardscaping trends into your home. Of course, you know by now there are reasons why you should have your hardscaping installed by your Denver landscaping service. Call My Landscaping, the premier landscaping design and service in Denver, for installing hardscaping for your home. Contact us today to get started!
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How to Prioritize Denver Landscaping Services


August 16, 2017

Are you full of landscaping ideas? You may not have the time or budget to tackle all of your ideas at once, so you have to learn how to prioritize the projects you have in mind. This way, you can tackle one project at a time without taking on more than you can handle. Here’s how to prioritize various Denver landscaping services:

Water Drainage

The next time there is a heavy rainstorm, walk around your yard to see if there is any standing water. If water is not draining properly in your yard, fixing this should be your first priority. Standing water can attract mosquitos and other pests, and if it’s too close to your home, it could eventually weaken your foundation and lead to leaks.

Grass

Next on your list of priorities should be healthy, green grass. Think of grass as the foundation of your landscaping design. If your grass is brown and patchy, the rest of your landscaping simply won’t look as nice. Don’t move forward with your landscaping plans until you have established a solid foundation by planting real or artificial grass.

Hardscaping

After you have taken care of any water issues and laid down fresh grass, move on to hardscaping. This will be one of the pricier landscaping projects, so it’s a good idea to give yourself some time to save for it. Your home may already have some hardscaping, such as a walkway up to your front door, so work with your landscaper to determine how you can build off of what you already have. Can you transform your basic backyard deck into a space where you can entertain friends and family? Can you extend the walkway in your backyard so it takes you from the porch to the shed? Develop a strategy with your landscaper based on your current needs.

Decorative Plants & Flowers

Now that you’ve completed the basics, calculate how much you have left in your budget. The remainder of your landscaping budget can be used on decorative flowers and plants that add curb appeal to your home. If you don’t have much left to spend, focus on adding plants and flowers to key areas such as around the mailbox, near your front door, and bordering walkways. If you still have money left, work with your landscaper to determine where else you could add some color and texture with plants and flowers.

Lighting

No landscape design is complete without outdoor lighting. This should be the final step in the process so you can strategically place the lights to shine on different elements in your design. For example, you can place outdoor lights alongside walkways or on the edge of a beautiful flowerbed. Learn all about landscape lighting.

Now that you know how to prioritize projects, are you ready to transform your lawn with landscaping? Our team can help you bring your vision to life! Call My Landscaper, the premier landscaping design company in Denver. Contact us today to discuss your landscaping needs with our team of experts!
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Denver Landscaping Maintenance: How to Keep Weeds Out of Your Yard


August 9, 2017

No matter how much you spend on landscaping, your beautiful yard can easily be ruined by invasive weeds. Keeping weeds out of your yard is difficult, but not impossible. Follow these Denver landscaping maintenance tips to prevent weed growth:

Lay down mulch.

If you have a certain area that you want to protect from weeds, such as a flowerbed, apply a layer of mulch to this part of your yard. Mulch will prevent weeds from growing and help the soil retain moisture so other plants can receive the nutrients they need to grow strong. Be sure to choose an organic mulch that will break down over time without harming the environment.

Mow the lawn.

How often do you mow your lawn? If you want to prevent weed growth, get in the habit of mowing your lawn on a regular basis. Mowing the lawn keeps your grass healthy and thick, and if the grass is thick, it will not allow weed seeds to reach the soil and will thus prevent weed growth. It’s important to use the right blade setting if you are mowing your lawn in order to keep weeds out. The ideal cutting height setting for this purpose is typically one of the two highest settings. Learn how to control or kill weeds by mowing.

Aerate the lawn.

Weeds thrive in soil that is tightly compacted, so if you want to keep these pesky plants out of your yard, hire a professional landscaping company to aerate the soil. Aerating involves creating small holes throughout the soil that will break up compacted soil and allow air, water, and nutrients to sink deep down to the roots of the surrounding plants. There are several ways that you can aerate the soil on your own, but it’s best to hire a professional who knows how to use a heavy duty aerator machine.

Pull weeds by hand.

One of the easiest—yet most time-consuming—methods of removing weeds from your lawn is pulling the weeds by hand. If you’re going to spend time pulling weeds by hand, make sure that you are removing the root and not just the visible part of the plant. If the root remains in the soil, the weeds will grow back fairly quickly and you will have wasted a significant amount of time and energy. If the area that has been affected by weeds is a garden or flowerbed, pulling the weeds by hand is the best option so you don’t harm other plants in the area.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty or squat down in an uncomfortable position, consider buying a weed remover tool that allows you to grab weeds by the root while standing up.

Do you need help keeping weeds out of your yard? If so, it’s time to contact the professionals. Our team can help you maintain your beautiful lawn. Call My Landscaper, the premier landscaping design company in Denver. Contact us today to discuss your landscaping needs with our team of experts!
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Denver Landscaping: Edging Ideas For Your Garden


August 2, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to draw attention to the garden in your yard and make your landscaping look more neat and orderly, edging is the answer. It’s recommended that you work with a Denver landscaping company to design the right edges for your lawn. But before meeting for a consultation, draw inspiration from some of these ideas:

Stones

Using stones as edging around your garden will ensure that it stands out from the rest of your lawn. This is because there is such a stark contrast between stones and grass that it’s hard not to notice when they are used as edging. Stones come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes, but if you’re having a hard time deciding, stick to classic gray stones that are all slightly different sizes.

Bricks

Bricks aren’t traditionally used as garden edges, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used for this purpose. Lay down a single layer of natural brick around the perimeter of your garden to create a unique border. You can even stack bricks on top of one another to create multiple layers and give the edge more height if necessary. Be sure that they are laid very close together so weeds don’t start to sprout up in between each brick.

Wood

Another option is to use wood around the border of your garden. You can go in a number of different directions with this material, but one of the most popular styles resembles a tiny, wood fence. This is a great way to separate a dense flower garden from the rest of your yard. It also works well when you need to prevent soil from the flowerbed from spilling into your yard. See more landscape edging ideas.

English Edging

To achieve the English edging look, you don’t have to create a border around the garden using materials such as stones or bricks. Instead, this style requires you to closely trim the grass so it stops abruptly where the mulch in the flowerbed begins. However, it’s imperative that you keep your grass green and healthy and your flowerbed freshly mulched at all times, otherwise you won’t get the right contrast between the two areas. Keep in mind that this choice requires a lot of maintenance since you will have to continuously trim the grass to ensure there is a clean line between the grass and flowerbed.

Flowers

Find a flower that grows well in your climate and plant it all around the border of your garden. Once the flowers begin to grow, they will act as a barrier between the garden and the rest of your lawn. Make sure the edge stands out by not using this type of flower anywhere in your yard except for around the perimeter of the garden.

Are you ready to incorporate one of these edging ideas into your landscaping design? Our team can help you properly maintain your lawn! Call My Landscaper, the premier landscaping design company in Denver. Contact us today to discuss your landscaping needs with our team of experts!
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