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A Guide to the 2020 Colorado Garden & Home Show

A Guide to the 2020 Colorado Garden & Home Show

One of our favorite events of the year is quickly approaching! From February 22 through March 1, 2020, the Colorado Garden and Home Show will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Hosted by the Colorado Garden Foundation, the 9-day show has more than 650 companies that exhibit and around 50,000 attendees. With over 400,000 square feet of the show to visit, it's important to plan out what you'll be seeing before you get there to maximize your time.

Some of the team from Alive Outside Landscaping will be there and we can't wait. If you're attending the show, here are some highlights you need to be sure to check out—and come visit us at booth #1462 while you're there.

You can tour more than an acre of landscaped gardens.

Around 5,500 square feet of the show will feature gardens designed by local companies. The garden, presented by Bellco, will feature beautiful native plants and can give you ideas of what you'd like to see in your yard. Gardens designed by high school students, college students, and landscaping professionals will encompass a wide variety of tastes. We will be just around the corner from the Colorado State University garden, so take a tour of their landscaped garden and then come see us to talk about what elements you want to add to your business or home landscaping.

The 9NEWS Hot Products Zone will spotlight new products that your home can benefit from!

Another area we're excited to check out is the 9NEWS...

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Next Landscape Project in Winter

5 Reasons to Plan Your Next Landscape Project in Winter

Though a lot of growth doesn't happen in the winter, you shouldn't forget about your property's landscape. In fact, with the colder months upon us, you should be considering how to revitalize your property with a softscaping or hardscaping feature.

Consider the following benefits of planning for your next landscape project in the winter in Colorado areas such as Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, and nearby cities.

1. In the winter, there is ample time available for planning your next landscape project.

Settling on a landscape project is a big decision to make. In the winter, you have ample time available for planning. Take advantage of this calm season and any time you have off to plan out what you want for your landscape project. Consider factors like:

  • What plants will look good on your property
  • The size and scale of your project
  • The inclusion of water features and outdoor lighting

If you are unsure of where to begin the planning process, our team is available to help. We offer expert suggestions while still incorporating exactly what you want for the final product. Give us a call to see what we can do for your landscape.

2. Planning your next landscape project in the winter leaves you with more softscaping options.

The winter is the off-season for landscape contractors. If you reach out to expert landscape contractors like us at Alive Outside Landscaping, we can ensure we will have the plants, trees, and shrubs that you...

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Reasons to Consider Adding a Custom Fire Pit or Fireplace to Your Yard

Reasons to Consider Adding a Custom Fire Pit or Fireplace to Your Yard

Adding a custom fire pit or fireplace to your yard provides many benefits. From increased property value to extended outdoor livability and comfort, outdoor fire features are a great investment for your home.

Here are some reasons to consider adding a custom fire pit or fireplace to your yard in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and the surrounding areas.

A Fire Pit or Fireplace Creates a Focal Point and Enhances the Outdoor Environment

A fire pit in Loveland, CO.

Adding custom landscaping or hardscaping to your yard always enhances your surroundings, and the same is true for a custom fire feature. Fire pits and fireplaces create a beautiful gathering space for family and friends to gather and becomes a focal point for your outdoor living space. No matter what type of fire feature you choose or what shape it is, a fire pit or fireplace creates a delightfully stunning design anchor in your yard and enhances the area’s natural beauty, even when not in use. Custom hardscaping, like an expertly crafted outdoor fire feature, draws attention to your home’s architecture and enhances the surrounding environment.

Outdoor Fire Features Extend the Livability and Comfort of Outdoor Spaces

An outdoor fire feature allows you to comfortably enjoy your outdoor environment throughout the year, even during cold months and at night. The heat that emanates from your fire pit or fireplace provides enough warmth to comfortably warm those who sit around the fire.


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The Perks of Adding Custom Landscaping to Your Property

The Perks of Adding Custom Landscaping to Your Property

When you purchase a new home, you're making a huge investment. We take pride in owning our own home, and therefore want to protect this investment and get the most out of it as possible.

Adding custom landscaping to your property is one way you can increase your home's value and get more out of your investment. Custom landscaping complements your home and adds valuable living space that provides endless enjoyment and relaxation benefits. Here are some benefits a custom landscape adds to your home in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and the surrounding Northern Colorado areas.

Custom Landscaping Complements Your Home

One perk to adding custom landscaping to your home is that the design aesthetic will perfectly match and complement your already existing architecture and style. If you have a modern house, a rustic landscape will clash with your home's aesthetics and actually detract from your home's value. However, a quaint cottage would pair perfectly with a rustic garden and increase the property's value. The same goes for your home.

Having a custom landscape designed by a professional company like Alive Outside Landscaping ensures your outdoor area will complement your home's current architectural style. Adding custom landscaping to your property can transform your home in such a unique way and bring a fresh new look and feel to your home without looking like a sore thumb that doesn't belong. When our landscaping contractors design...

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Why Your Outdoor Living Space Needs Custom Water Features

Why Your Outdoor Living Space Needs Custom Water Features

When you work to create a beautiful outdoor living space on your property, you want to create one that’s tranquil and seamlessly blends into the nature around your yard. Our spaces integrate native plants and boulders, but one other way we can put some more nature into your landscaping is by adding water features. Water features can add texture, sound, and other aspects.

Here are some ways that water features can accentuate your outdoor living space in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and surrounding areas in Colorado.

Water Features Complement Your Landscaping and Property

A custom waterfall and pond in Fort Collins, CO.

Water features, like ponds or waterfalls, can bring the bubbling sounds of nature to your doorstep. Another perk of custom water features is that they can be designed to fit any space. Bigger ponds are great for larger properties, whereas pondless waterfalls can fit into a smaller space. The pros at Alive Outside Landscaping can consult with you on where would be the best area to install a custom water feature. Often, they may fit into space in your yard that was going unused.

Another benefit of water features is that they can increase your property’s value, meaning they are a great return on investment.

There is some maintenance required for water features like ponds, as algae will accumulate if the feature isn’t cleaned. If you’re looking for one that doesn’t require as much maintenance, a smaller feature such as a pondless waterfall would be...

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