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Planning Your Summer Landscape

Are You Ready?

lawn-garden-2As the days warm up, Denver residents give more and more thought to their lawns. One of the luxuries of home ownership is sculpting a landscape to your specific personality and wants. Ready to lay down some sod, but have no idea where to start? A great place for most Denver homeowners to collect ideas is the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show which is going on right now! It is the oldest garden show in the Rocky Mountain area. You can learn about the latest trends in landscaping and gardening, as there are actually 11 professionally landscaped gardens for you to replicate if you so choose.

The vendor list is pretty impressive. No matter what the Denver home owner’s desire is for their lawn, there are 650 companies waiting to answer all your questions and provide professional suggestions to make it the best lawn ever. Definitely make time this weekend to make it to the Colorado Garden & Home Show.

Relaxing By Your Denver Garden

But wait, there’s more. There are over 1400 booths to teach you how to get the most out of the Denver soil. Not much space? This show is tailored to mega cities such as our Mile High Metropolis. When you attend for $12 and bring your kids FREE, you can register to win $10,000 worth of furniture from Woodley’s Fine Furniture. That is a heck of a lot of zeros worth of furniture to go along with your fabulous lawn. Check out some of their outdoor furniture here, perfect for viewing your stunning flowers.

lawn garden 1One of the most inspiring exhibits is the “Outward Bound” entry garden presented by Bellco. With 5,000 square feet of flowers, surely you will find inspiration for your Denver landscape. This garden even has other distinctly Coloradan elements (lest your younger attendees grow bored) like mountain climbing, hiking and kayaking!

When You’re a Water Sign

One of the most stunning additions to a Denver landscape are waterfalls; but let’s face it, they can be complicated. That’s why Rocky Mountain Ponds & Waterfalls made sure to present Rocky Mountain Waterfall Oasis to instruct Denver homeowners on tips and tricks for having beautiful waterfalls without the headaches.

A Family Event

All of life is a trade-off. If your kids will learn the six tips to urban gardening, so you can make the best of your Denver space, then you can agree to take them to Mickeys Enchanted Garden! Gardens for a Resilient Colorado is brought to you by Colorado State University Extension.  As I mentioned before, they will provide six separate gardens to address your unique needs (space, moisture, altitude) to provide stunning landscapes despite any challenges you might face. Then, the piece de resistance, Mickeys Enchanted Garden. Say what? YES. Designed by Disney Lovers, Spokas & Company, this garden uses Disney characters to show you creative ways to use sculpture in your garden landscapes.

For the price and the convenient downtown Denver location, this show is a must-see. It has places to relax, engage the kids and most of all give you the tools and information you will need to fill your Denver neighbors with lawn-envy. Happy mowing!

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