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Shades of Green

Warmer months are quickly approaching and homeowners are starting to wonder about prepping gardens and lawn spaces. Now is a great time to plan how to fill those blank slates. Sometimes that means using flowers, bushes, or plants. Other times, clients are aiming for a natural look that fills more square footage and provides privacy. Grasses are a great way to achieve that goal. But, how you figure out what will grow best in your specific area? 

The public has lots of tools and resources at their fingertips. CSU Extension Offices have local chapters. Their goal is to help support mountain residents learn how to handle everything from mountain gardening and tackling noxious weeds, to attracting wildlife with plantings. You can find a lot of information through their website, classes, or maybe even through local farmer’s markets when they host booths.

Local nurseries often have native grass seed blends. Be specific when describing your type of soil, altitude, grading of your lot, and irrigation. Coloradoans spend a lot of time working against erosion, an achievable goal with the right seed and maintenance plan. Our team at Mile High Landscaping regularly helps clients make these kinds of calls as we create design plans. Grasses are a finer detail that easily add pop to any yard scape, from mountain rustic to ultra-modern.

Landscape in Denver /

Backyard Design in Wildfire Country

Wildfire season is upon us. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a smokin’ hot outdoor space at home.

There’s a wide range of gas fire pit options. They don’t let off smoke and can usually be used during local fire bans. Choose materials that compliment your design. Keep it functional. A cover can transform your fire pit into an eating space. Longer, narrower fire pits are inviting for evening drinks and conversation.

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Fire resistant plants conserve water while adding native beauty. Protect plants, trees, and flowers with mulch that helps retain water while preventing weed growth.

Stone pathways, gravel, and decorative stone are attractive compliments. Use these elements to create space and have non-flammable material in your yard. For added ambiance and beauty, choose a custom water feature. There’s nothing more relaxing than hearing a soothing fountain, especially on a hot summer day.