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How about adding a stylish retaining wall for your property?

The first reason most home-owners think of retaining walls is for the stability they add. This is particularly true if there is a need to prevent damaging erosion when their home is built on a slope or even hillside. However, retaining walls can often add color and style to parts of a garden that you…
Koi pond maintenance in Denver

Don’t be Koi about adding a pond!

Beautiful Koi fish add so much to a garden. They seem to live at a pace of their own and can add a wonderful level of tranquility and style to any outdoor area. Might this be your garden project for 2020? If so, you’ll want to spend time considering the design and location possibilities, such…
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Should you use hard water or distilled water for your water feature?

Water features are a great way to improve the aesthetics of your yard and can help support local life. However, the water used in your pondless water feature plays a huge role in its functionality and beauty. For example, the mineral deposits in hard water cause white or pink scales to form. These are unappealing…
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Outdoor entertaining made simple

One of the greatest joys in life is gathering with loved ones and spending time with them. So why not make your next get-together even more enjoyable with an outdoor kitchen? The new year is the perfect time to make that upgrade you’ve been thinking about. Do you have seating that allows your guests to…
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New Year – new style water feature?

Of course, traditional fountains and ponds are superb additions to any garden. But, at the time of year when we look to the future, how about something a touch more radical for your garden? Think geometric shapes making a bold statement through repeated patterns, sharp angles intersecting straight lines; perhaps the addition of a black…
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A fountain as a terrific Christmas gift

What an amazing addition that could be for you and your family – or perhaps as a treat for a beloved relative. Often, people tell us that they didn’t feel they had enough space for a water feature; yet stunning fountains can be an integral part of either a small courtyard-type space or a patio.…
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Sound and Scent in the garden

What does your garden do for you? Landscaping designs usually focus on only one of your senses, sight. You should endeavor to design a garden that excites many of your senses. Consider arousing your audible and olfactory senses by using fragrances and sounds to evoke different emotions, images, and memories. Having viburnum, a Korean spice,…
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Light it up: lighting design for your Koi pond

Think of your Koi pond as an art gallery: each fish is a living work of art, and just like any painting, it’s essential to accentuate their features with proper lighting. While natural sunlight provides adequate lighting during the day, investing in submersible lights, downlighting options, and over lighting designs will give your pond an…
landscaping flagstone stairs and granite waterfall

Is your garden on a hillside or slope?

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…
Koi pond maintenance in Denver

Maintaining your Koi pond

Keeping your Koi pond clean is an ongoing process. There are a few things you need to consistently do in order to maintain it. One of them is to eliminate any debris in the pond. Dead foliage should never be left in it. The more foliage that is in your pond the less space there…
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