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Common outdoor kitchen mistakes

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?

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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Home landscaping design tips for a beautiful winter yard

Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner. It’s time to think about your winter yard. Yes! You can have a stunning winter yard that will be the talk of the town. Here’s how: Plant winter-friendly fruits like crab-apple and winter-berry for a refreshing splash of color. Don’t forget your hardscapes! Add…
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Checking out your water feature

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?

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…
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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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