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THINKING ABOUT A FORT COLLINS LANDSCAPE DESIGN?

Posted by Admin on 22. June 2009 22:30

THINKING ABOUT A FORT COLLINS LANDSCAPE DESIGN?

 

Your basic principles in landscape designing:

 

A fabulous landscape lies in the eyes of its creator.   A professional can certainly help the process along that’s for sure.  There are ideas and plans, and they should always be accomplished in sections when planning.  Knowing what you want and desire can make the adventure that more meaningful for you.   Also, getting input from an expert designer is an even better way to go.

 

Fort Collins Landscapers can assist you every step of the way, and the results can be monumental in your new landscape creation.  The main principle for landscaping in Fort Collins is to have UNITY!

 

Repetition creates unity, by repeating all elements in your landscaping plans.

Some of these include:  Using the same plants and plant groups for the type of theme you have chosen and are trying to achieve throughout the yard.   Unity can be achieved by the heights, sizes, textures, colors, and schemes of many different outdoor elements.

 

Whether you have a professional or not, a plan and design should be completed long before beginning your landscape.  Using simplicity speaks volumes in beauty if done correctly.  Boulders and water in a spacious or small landscape project can enhance the theme and beauty you’re trying to achieve.

 

Balance and color will add depth to your plans and a good professional designer can make this happen for you.  Remember repetition is directly related to unity, and your landscape will always look interesting if you follow these guide lines.   Good luck with your new ideas and in creating your new landscape.

Fort Collins Landscaping-What Is A Soils Test?

Posted by Admin on 5. June 2009 03:14

A soil test is an analysis of the soil that is used to diagnose soil type, pH, and any nutrient deficiencies that may exist. This testing can be done professionally by commercial soil laboratories or your local cooperative extension. Most local nurseries have do-it-yourself kits available that can determine specific problems within your soil.

Soil fertility fluctuates throughout the growing season each year. Many of the nutrients have been altered by the addition of fertilizers, manure, compost, mulch, and lime or sulfur.

Furthermore, large amounts of minerals and nutrients have been removed from your turf as a result of plant growth and the development of harvesting crops. A soil test will determine the current fertilization status. It also provides the necessary information needed to maintain the best desired fertility year after year.

A soil test takes guesswork out of fertilization and can be very cost effective. It not only eliminates the waste of money spent on unnecessary fertilizers, but also eliminates over-usage of fertilizers, and helps to protect the environment.