Denver Lawn Care Tips

Denver lawn care can be simple and easy by following these easy steps.  For more information please give us a call and we would be happy to help you keep you lawn looking great!
  1. Mow at a height of at least 3″ and at least once weekly to encourage healthy growth.
  2. Water deep but infrequently.
  3. Water in the evening or early in the morning. Never during the day.
  4. Use drip irrigation in beds. Drip systems get 90% of the water to the roots of the plant. Spray emitters only get 60% of water absorbed by the plant.
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Eco-Friendly Irrigation Solutions – Watering Solutions for Your Landscape

A professional horticulturist can tell you how much organic fertilizer and water you need for a particular plant or type of vegetation, but how do you know when you water whether you are watering too little or too much?

An Improperly Designed Irrigation Plan

An improperly designed irrigation plan can cause runoff in some areas and a depletion of moisture in others. Many landscaping plants and young trees die each year because they starve for water. Overwatered areas are also a cause for concern and result in wasted water.

The Seeping Bag System

There are a few products designed to better control the water reaching the roots, and they are simple to use if you don’t have the convenience of an automatic irrigation system.

These products are found under different names, but they are based on the same concept which is that of a bag to hold water that slowly seeps out and into the soil.

When the bag becomes empty, you simply fill it again and keep the irrigation going. There is much less water wasted because it goes into the soil at a very slow rate.

Irrigating garden plants can be a much more difficult thing to accomplish because it doesn’t make sense to have a bag for every plant, and some plants don’t need nearly as much water as others do.

The Soaker Hose Solution

A weep soaker hose is a good way to water garden plants, but that can still be ineffective if the weep holes are not strategically located to apply just the right amount of water to each plant.

You can consider making your own soaker hose. A relatively inexpensive hosepipe can be laid out and the holes made with a pin at the exact areas where the water is needed. This requires some tweaking after the initial installation, but it still conserves a great deal of water when installed properly.

Both of these irrigation techniques help to conserve our resources in Denver and any other location where landscape and garden irrigation is necessary. The key to eco-friendly watering is to keep conservation in mind so that valuable water resources are not wasted.

Solar Landscape Lighting – An Eco-Friendly Landscaping Component

Solar lighting as a part of your landscaping plan is an appealing way to provide inexpensive functional low-light illumination for aesthetics and to offer improved mobility in the dark.
Later generation solar landscaping lights can last for years and are easy to replace when they do reach the end of their lifecycle.  How well they work is dependent upon several factors.  Most notably these are:
  1. The type of product that is used – Older model solar lights used incandescent bulbs and the photovoltaic cells and batteries were very limited on longevity.  Most of the first generation models weren’t worth the time it took to put them in the ground.  LED (liquid-emitting diode) lights have a much longer life, and nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal-hydride batteries will recharge many times.
  2. Location of the lights – Because lighting is very low with these units, you should plan to have a sufficient number of them to allow for a person to easily navigate from point A to point B without incident.  Usually, it is a good idea to install them on both sides of a walkway to clearly outline the area of passage.
  3. Feasibility of solar landscaping lights – Not every home is ideal for solar lighting.  Those with a great deal of shade may not allow proper charging of the batteries during the daylight hours.  Placing a light under a bush or a spreading shade tree will most certainly limit the amount of light the unit delivers.
Keep in mind that solar lights will not burn all night in most cases.  If you live in an area with limited sunlight hours, don’t expect the batteries to get a full charge nor burn that many hours after sundown.  Generally solar panels get a longer charge in the summer months than the winter ones, so they will last longer at night during the warmer months.
The best feature about solar landscape lighting is it conserves precious energy by offering a renewable energy source.  Solar lawn and garden lights are sensible environmentally friendly additions to consider in your gardening and landscaping design.

Denver Mowing

Here along the front range, there is a smog problem.

Smog “dirties our air, clouds our cities, and drives up our health care costs,” EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said, projecting health-cost savings in the billions of dollars.

and consider this:

A full day of mowing with a gas mower would emit the same amount of hydrocarbons as driving a large car or truck from Fort Collins to New York City and back more than 52 times.-Mic Ortega

By switching to our electric mowers powered by Green energy. Our environmentally friendly lawn care can help reduce thousands of pounds of air pollutants.

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Clean and Quiet

Isn’t a garden supposed to be a peaceful sanctuary– A place to escape the racket and hubbub of the outside world? Of course. But gas powered garden equipment destroys that lovely calm.

In most neighborhoods you hear the incessant din of blowers, mowers, edgers, weed whackers, and all the other gas-powered weapons of horticulture.  –  Owen E. Dell

Our clean and quiet electric equipment is 50-70% quieter than the traditional gas-powered equipment. Hear that?… neither do we.