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Landscape Architecture

“Landscape Architecture creates practical and pleasing outdoor spaces.” With every design project we provide a consultation including a site analysis along with a discussion of your vision for the space and potential options. An understanding of what plants grow best in your soil and micro-climate A landscape plan plan with all plants listed and properly…
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10 Reasons Why Landscape Designers Are So Expensive

10 Reasons Why Landscape Designers Are So Expensive So what’s the big deal? Why can’t landscape designers provide a simple design without charging an arm and a leg? How hard can it possibly be? Here are some reasons why: A landscape designer might go through five different designs before landing on the one that the actual…
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Landscape Design for Contractors

Landscape Design for Contractors Are you a landscape contractor looking for assistance with design? UpBeet Landscapes is a founding partner of Cooperative Design Resource.              
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The Value of Landscaping

 The Value of Landscaping “Landscape plant material, size and design sophistication increase perceived home value”- Journal of Environmental Horticulture 23(3): 127-133. Little consumer research is available to help landscape design and installation businesses develop service marketing strategies. We investigated the effect of three components of a landscape design on the perceived value of a home. This…
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Water Wise (Xeriscaping) Design

Water Wise Plant Design Xeriscaping or Water Wise Plant Design is the act of creating a planting palate that needs little supplemental irrigation water. Although many parts of the country have no need for this technique, it is becoming more and more important for Denver residents to learn about. “Most of us are unaware of…
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Building the Soil

Building the Soil Have you heard of ‘Sheet Mulching’? If you have a desire to transform a space covered in weeds and unwanted grass into fertile agricultural or planting soil with reused materials, sheet mulching is the answer for you! One of the best things we can do for our garden and earth is to amend our…
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Composting

Composting Composting is an excellent skill to have when spending money in the garden seems as routine as picking weeds. It’s a great way to reuse spent material and improve soil tilth. As a Denver Master Composter I can show you all the tricks of a successful compost pile. You’ll never have a smelly pile…
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Container Gardening

Container Gardening Are you interested in growing a garden but don’t have enough space? Container gardens are becoming more and more popular and make a great addition to any space. Container Gardens are great in Denver because the soil will stay warmer longer and they can be protected easily in case of a late frost. There…
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Organic Growing

It’s common to hear the question, “Why Grow Organically?” Although the definition of organic growing may seem very broad, we like to look at it as a way of growing plants and food without using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.  The benefits of this method include: Making little or no impact on our soil, water, air,…
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Are You a Beginner Vegetable Gardener? Have you been gardening for a little while and need some direction? Do you live in the Denver area and would like some hands on help? There are basic concepts about vegetable gardening that can hugely impact what your garden yields. It’s important to have an edible landscape design before you begin planting. Where…
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