Art of the Yard Blog

Within the pages of our landscaping blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to landscaping.

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Ready for a stone cold winter?

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While enjoying the early part of a Coloradan fall season, we all know that a typically harsh winter will no doubt be sneaking up on us. We know this can cause damage to your landscape, but there is one garden design feature that can stand up bravely to our climactic cycle of winter freeze and…
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Checking out your water feature

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As we, sadly, are approaching the end of an albeit strange summer, it’s a good time to pay a little attention to your waterfall, pond or other water feature. It will soon be time to make sure it’s ready for a harsh Coloradan winter, so it’s important to check for leaks, see if pumps or…
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Garden or yard a little flat?

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By this, we don’t mean uninteresting! Simply that some gardens have inclines, even hillside positioning – and others don’t. If your garden is on the level, then it’s easy to assume that there is no need for retaining or landscape walls. However, careful placement of such features can create a new dimension to the appearance…
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Koi experts in Denver

Benefits of professional Koi pond installation

Benefits of professional Koi pond installation Do you have an interest in Koi ponds? If so, the best way to bring your unique vision to life is by hiring a professional landscape company. A lot of design, planning, and construction go into a Koi pond, and only an expert has the experience and knowledge to…
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Firing up your outdoor enthusiasm!

Firing up your outdoor enthusiasm! As the height of summer approaches, many of us will be spending long hours outdoors. After being cooped up for a while, first through winter and then the pandemic, it’s time to really kick back and have some proper fun. Adding a fire pit to your garden can be the…
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Koi experts in Denver

Maintenance tips for your koi pond

A koi pond is a great way to add beauty to your yard while creating an excellent focal point. But proper care and maintenance of your koi pond are vital in maintaining its health and well being. Here are some koi maintenance tips that can help you achieve this. Clean your pond regularly to get…
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3 outdoor kitchen design mistakes to avoid

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your landscaping design is a fun way to bring beauty and functionality to your yard. However, it’s easy to make mistakes along the way that cost you in the long run. Here are three outdoor kitchen design mistakes you should avoid: Poor planning – for example, not factoring in enough…
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Why you shouldn’t DIY water feature repair

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Installing custom water features in your yard is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal. They are also good for the ecosystem because they support wildlife and plants. However, without proper care and maintenance, your water feature can get damaged, requiring repair. Many homeowners think they can DIY their water feature repair to…
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Avoiding being footloose in your garden!

When you, your family, or guests are walking around your garden, there are a couple of ways you can help them stroll or dash as comfortably as possible. Both involve the use of natural stone. Firstly, for general pathways or patios, you may have noticed that, in Colorado, our summer days can be absolutely sizzling…
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