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.

Fireplace or fire pit

Today, Art of the Yard in Denver discusses having a fireplace vs fire pit, as a lot of our clients want to know what the best choice for their backyards is. Here, you will be able to see the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of each, so read on to learn more. Fireplace Wood burning fireplaces…
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Koi experts in Denver

Keep your Koi fish happy in the winter

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Today, we discuss how to winterize your pond to ensure your water feature and your fish are protected. Now, the best indication of when it’s time to begin winterization is water temperature. An easy way to keep track of your water temperature is to tie a thermometer to a string and hang it in your…
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Do you have a house on a hill

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If the answer is ‘yes’ then we know that this can make gardening a bit more difficult. It can also mean that creating a stunning stand-out impression can have you racking your brains. So, how about adding a retaining wall? Of course, it can help counter erosion problems by adding a level of stability. But…
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Why your garden might like to be stoned

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If you want your garden to impress, one problem might be that your grass doesn’t look its best because of frequent footfall all over it. This can be frustrating, but there is a solution. Adding a stone walkway can keep much of the traffic off your grass, as well as adding an extra touch of…
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Delivering a fountain of pleasure!

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What a great Christmas present for your living space a fountain can be. You might be looking to add something to an intimate urban patio. You could have a courtyard feature and you’d like to add a little pzazz to it. Either way, a water fountain can be a terrific addition. And it’s such a…
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If you don’t have room for a pond

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In days gone by, if people told you they had a water feature on their property, there is a fair bet that they would simply mean a pond. And this feature certainly still adds so much life and vitality to a landscaped area. However, if you live in the city, or have a limited amount…
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Koi experts in Denver

The tradition of Koi

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The tradition of Koi For hundreds of years, Koi ponds have been a symbol of prosperity, luck, and beauty. The tradition first sprang from 17th Century Japan, where rice farmers kept common carp in their paddies. Noticing a color variation in some of the fish, the farmers began to practice selective breeding to develop the…
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Koi pond water feature maintenance for winter

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With winter fast approaching, it’s time to get your water feature or koi pond ready for the cold temperatures. First, if your water feature has no fish or plants, now is the time to drain, clean, and cover it in time for winter. Also, store any pumps in a frost-free place to prevent damage. Alternatively,…
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Common outdoor kitchen mistakes

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Adding an outdoor kitchen to your yard allows you to create a functional and welcoming space for cooking, preparing a meal, and cleaning up afterward. However, many homeowners don’t know much about outdoor kitchens, and they end up making costly mistakes. Here are some of the common outdoor kitchen mistakes that you should avoid. Not…
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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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