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Garden or yard a little flat?

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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An outdoor fire pit or fireplace: which one is right for you?

Deciding between a fireplace and a fire pit can be challenging as both transform your yard into a functional outdoor space. Here is a quick guide that can help you decide. Fireplaces are large permanent structures that can be part of your pavilion for use during the rainy season. While you can’t roast s’mores with…
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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Why you should consider adding lighting fixtures to your outdoor kitchen

Getting an outdoor kitchen is a great way to transform your yard into a functional space. However, for optimal function, there are numerous factors you should consider, including your outdoor kitchen lighting. With lighting, you can highlight your yard and its features, whether you have a koi pond or a water feature. Furthermore, it allows…

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…
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

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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Add some magic to your garden with a pondless water feature

So many of us, as kids, wanted to be a magician when we grew up; or were thrilled by those tricks where items suddenly disappeared and then magically came back again. It’s not exactly the same with a pondless water feature…but there is some magic involved in the way that they work. What is a…
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