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Landscaping: Design and Plant Selection

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 13, 2014

Landscaping | Design and Plant Selection | Construction and Implementation | MaintenanceLinks to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Using Landscaping Shade to Reduce Home Energy Costs

Home Energy Updated: October 17, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/17/2013Landscaping for Shade in the SummerSummer shade is best provided by strategically locating plants along the sunny borders...

Firescaping - Landscape Design for Wildfire Defensible/Survivable Space

Wildfire Updated: July 11, 2013

Fire safety must be a major factor in landscape design when homes are built in wildfire-prone areas. Appropriate landscapes can make a significant...

If I don't have space for a large tree in my landscape, are there other ways to create shade and conserve energy with plants?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

There are many ways to create shade and conserve energy in your landscape without planting a large tree. You may use large shrubbery or small trees to cast...

The use of vegetation to guide wind and maximize cooling in the summer months

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 28, 2013

Strategically positioning vegetation in landscapes can maximize energy benefits and save money for homeowners, commercial properties and public facilities....

Is there a specific type of tree that is good to plant for energy conservation?

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 13, 2013

Different types of trees can help to conserve energy in different ways. Deciduous trees (trees that lose all of their leaves each fall) save energy in summer...

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Wildfire Updated: April 14, 2012

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What can I do with landscaping that will help save money?

Home Energy Updated: December 01, 2011

There are many things that you can do with landscaping to make your home more energy efficient.

What types of cactus will survive outdoors in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 16, 2011

Varieties of cactus that will thrive in Colorado include brittle prickly pear cactus, plains prickly pear cactus, ball cactus, and hedgehog cactus (also...

We used cocoa mulch to create a path in a very shaded area. Now the mulch has a musty odor and looks moldy. What should we do?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 10, 2011

Cocoa mulch can develop a white, musty-smelling mold on its surface when used in shady areas or after a period of wet weather. You should be aware that cocoa...

What is a good low growing plant that will give the garden interesting color in the fall?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 27, 2011

Leadwort, also know as plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) begins to flower in late August. The cobalt blue flowers are quite showy and as the weeks pass...

With respect to IPM, what is a "key plant"?

According to the University of Wisconsin's Urban Horticulture website, a key plant can mean at least two things. From a horticulturalist's perspective, key...

What perennials are best for planting in a rock garden? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 27, 2010

What are some small evergreens that I can plant in my landscape?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 26, 2010

What are some large evergreen trees?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 26, 2010

Why would pines and junipers not do well in an irrigated lawn area? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 26, 2010

Can evergreens be planted in wet spots in the lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 08, 2010

What kinds of plants are fire resistant and grow in the mountains?

Gardens & Landscapes Wildfire Updated: July 07, 2010

How can I make my landscaping look more formal?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

How do I design an effective retaining wall?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

How can I use a retaining wall in my landscape design?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

How do I choose a landscape designer?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

What design considerations should I think about for a good rock garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

How can laws affect my landscape design and what I grow?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

How should I light my landscape at night?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 01, 2010

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