Your Summer Seasonal Checklist for Your Lawn and Tree Landscaping in Denver
Dev Team July 12, 2017

Summer is an exciting time! Now that this season has kicked off, it is important that you work through your summer seasonal checklist. By just a little bit of effort, you can make a difference to be one of the best houses on your block. This will also ensure your landscaping in Denver stays in tip-top shape. Learn more about tips to water your lawn, trees and flowers, mowing and trimming, and safety tips while working. 

Tips to Watering Your Lawn, Trees and Flowers

When it comes to watering your lawn, trees, plants, shrubs and flowers, it is important to make sure they get enough water—but not too much. Too much water will hurt your plants. Kentucky blue grass is a cool season grass and does need 2-3” of precipitation a week.  It is not uncommon for Kentucky blue grass to be stressed during the peak heat of the season. This includes any rain, so you will need to plan your watering accordingly. Utilizing an irrigation system will also help to not over or under water. For the best time to water your lawn and plants, early in the morning should be your goal. When watering plants, make sure the water hits the bottom of the plant and not the leaves. If you find that you are struggling with keeping your lawn, plants to trees healthy, work with a local landscaping company and arborist. For more advice on watering an general lawn care, see what CSU has to say.

Mowing and Trimming

Do you know your turf? Denver Water explains there are seven common types of turf. Depending on your type, you will need to treat and mow accordingly. If you have one of the types of cool season grasses, they may not grow as well in the warmer climate. This is something to keep in mind if you notice your grass is not growing, browns or does not grow as well. You can work with a local landscaper or arborist to find solutions to best help your grass in the heat. For healthy, growing grass, you should avoid cutting your grass too short. This can make it more difficult for long term growth. For your mower, make sure the blades are always sharp.  For your plants, you need to make sure to trim off any dead or dying branches.

Safety Tips

During your summer seasonal landscaping care, safety should be a top priority. When trimming, it is important to wear protective gloves to avoid cuts and slices from shears. When mowing and cutting, particles can fly into your face. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by wearing safety glasses. For loud work, you can invest in ear plugs or other protection to avoid the effects of loud noises.

In addition to handling your checklist for your summer lawn maintenance, be sure to review the four threats to your lawn’s health this summer in Denver. For help with your trees and landscaping, contact American Arbor Care in Denver, CO for help. We have a variety of professional tree, shrub and landscape maintenance services including pruning, removal, disease management, tree planting, fertilization and more. 

Colorful Blooms that Flourish in Your Denver Landscaping
Dev Team July 6, 2017

One of the best things about spring and summer are the beautiful flowers that bloom! It’s an exciting time of year and the perfect time to enhance the curb appeal from the front of your home. Plus, if you do not have a green thumb, that will not stop you from having a gorgeous landscape, either. Learn about the types of colorful flowers that you can incorporate into your Denver landscaping, shrubs and trees to plant and the benefits of hiring an arborist to help you create your beautiful landscape.

Colorful Flowers

There is a plethora of colorful flowers to plant to brighten up your yard that can be planted in the late spring and early summer. Be aware of which flowers will thrive in the sun (sun perennials) and which will thrive in the shade (shade perennials). There are also perennials that fall somewhere in the middle, preffering some shade and some sun. While you can find a full list and pictures in the no-fail perennials of the Mountain West from Better Homes and Gardens, here are a few highlights. First, if you are a fan of purple, there are quite a few options. The Rocky Mountain Columbine has blue and purple outer petals with a small white inner area. These can grow up to two feet. Another great purple/bue flower is the Blue Mist Spirea. These beautiful flowers are very low maintenance while also making for great butterfly attractions. Looking for a classic look? Try the daisy. Its white petals pair well with virtually everything else you have in your garden. You should also consider mixing textures and colors for a more complete look. Talk to your arborist about reccomendations.

Shrubs and Trees

Another great way to liven up your yard is with shrubs and trees. The Japanese Tree Lilac is a small tree that can be placed towards the front or the middle of a yard. It is simple enough to be able to plant other flowers and shrubs around it. It can grow to be up to 20 feet tall and has white flowers that bloom all around it in the late spring. The Japanese Maple is another great option that will add a great pop of color. It only grows to be about eight feet in height and has thin, red leaves. It also grows in unique shapes that will set your house apart from the others on the block. For shrubs, consider an Apache Plume. The can grow out four feet and have a variety of little white flowers. They bloom from the end of spring through the middle of fall allowing you to have a beautiful shrub to highlight your home throughout the warmer months.

Benefits of Hiring an Arborist to handle Landscaping

Hiring an expert to help you create your perfect landscaping outside of your home is an investment worth making. That said, working with a professional ensures your plants are planted with the proper nutrition and watering requirements. They will also work with you on care tips so you know the exact needs of your newly planted flowers, shrubs or trees.

To create the perfect landscape for your yard, American Arbor Care has you covered. Learn more about our Denver landscaping tips for turfgrass usage, benefits and watering. To get started on finding the best options for your home, call us at 303-639-8584.

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