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Trees are a vital source of life in our landscapes and environment, and throughout its lifestyle, a tree will benefit many species. Many animals use trees for resting, food, shelter, and more. In addition, trees provide vital sources to their ecosystem in all phases of life. Let’s explore all the advantages that they offer. Mammals… Read More


healthy

Trees are an important part of any landscape. Not only are they are beautiful, but they also provide shade, house the species that inhabit them, generate cleaner air, and increase property value. Through correct placement, watering, and fertilizing of trees, you can ensure they stay healthy for many years.   However, be sure to look… Read More


Tree

Whether a storm blows through your neighborhood, or a tree succumbs to old age or disease, a fallen tree on your property can cause significant damage. If you are considering removing the tree by yourself, you should think twice. This can be a costly or dangerous decision and is best left to   However, avoiding… Read More


Christmas tree

It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, and dust off our lights and ornaments. Whether you have a traditional old school tree, or a reusable one that you store away all year, it is the sentiment of the Christmas tree that counts. The tradition is symbolic, and dates back to ancient Egypt… Read More


fertilizer

Plants need fertilizer to survive, even in the cold winter months, and especially when there is a lack of proper soil conditions. Plants thrive when living in soil that contains sufficient nutrients to encourage optimum growth. There are many kinds of fertilizer, so choosing the right one for your garden can be tricky. Understanding basic… Read More


hardiest plant types

As the winter approaches in Colorado, only the hardiest plant types will make it through the brutal weather, with temperatures ranging from 16 ° – 54 °, not to mention that the further you go into the mountains, the colder it gets. The average snowfall is between 60 and 100 inches annually, and this impacts… Read More


cold weather

How do plants survive the cold weather of snow and ice during winter? Unfortunately, plants don’t have the ability to hibernate or escape the harsh winter environment like their animal cohabitants. Plants are forced to adapt to the conditions around them, as they are rooted into the ground, and one of the most difficult aspects… Read More


trees

So you’re thinking of planting a tree in your backyard? Here are the top six trees to grow in your yard and add some value, shade, privacy, and color. And you can build a landscape around them too! American Holly– Considered both an evergreen and ornamental tree, the year-round foliage adds both visual interest and… Read More


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