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shrub

We can’t all be landscaping experts, but even experienced gardeners can have a difficult time differentiating between shrubs and bushes. There is not a lot of differences between the two, but a bush is a low, densely branched plant and a shrub is a low, several-stemmed woody plant. Therefore, both a shrub and a bush… Read More


Bristlecone Pine scaled

Trees can live anywhere from under 100 years to more than a thousand years depending on the species. However, one tree species outlives them all. Pinus Longaeva, The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine is the oldest tree in existence, reaching an age of over 5,000 years old.   In fact, the Bristlecone is not only considered… Read More


climate change

It’s no secret that Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. However, the current warming trend of climate change is particularly significant because most of it is the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and is proceeding to increase at an unprecedented rate.   Extreme Events- Wildfires are raging rampantly worldwide, hurricanes are reaching… Read More


trees

The benefits of trees are plentiful. They give off oxygen, improve air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants, reduce the amount of rain runoff, erosion, and pollution in waterways, and of course provide food and protection for many species.   In addition, the economic benefits should not be overlooked. Properly placed trees can reduce… Read More


Tree pruning

Tree pruning is a common maintenance procedure, and one of the most important routines when it comes to caring for trees in your landscape. Pruning on a regular routine can remove weak, dead, or diseased limbs and can be done at any time throughout the growing season without too much effect on the tree. With… Read More


tree is sick

. AWhile we may not realize it, trees serve us in more ways than we imagine. They grace our landscapes with beauty, provide shade to play or rest under, and can add real estate value to a home. However, just like with most living things, trees need the proper care and attention to thrive. Leave… Read More


Summer Yard Activities

July rolling around in Colorado usually means the end of heavy snow and rainfall in the state. Ranking as one of the top ten states in the country for some of the coolest summer weather, Colorado offers countless fun summer yard activities for locals and visitors alike. Here are five great activities to do solo… Read More


pine beetles

Pine beetles are not like other bugs. In the last decade, they have been responsible for killing off millions of acres of pines in the southern United States, Switzerland, and other areas of Europe. Bit by bit, they have spread across the United States, making a home in heavily forested areas. Knowing what they behave like… Read More


lawn care

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the greatest climates for plant life. Visit places such as Telluride and Aspen in the summer, and it’s as if you’ve walked into a Bavarian dream getaway. However, much of this plant life requires proper preparation and care throughout the summer, especially in residential areas. Leave things… Read More


The troublesome willow trees

A tree is a staple object of anyone’s yard. They are some of the first things people notice when driving by and (when taken care of properly) can add a significant amount of real estate value to a home. They often live for several decades and provide numerous benefits. They can provide shade, fruit, oxygen,… Read More