Accent Landscapes Blog

August 26, 2022
Harvest & Preserving Herbs from Your Garden

Gardening with herbs personalizes our experience within the landscape. Valued for their flavoring, fragrance, medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary benefits, they play a vital role in humankind's health and well-being. The history of herbs teaches us about culture and tradition across generations. Rewarding as well as beneficial, herb gardens can be curated to the interests of […]

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July 12, 2022
Landscape Design Considerations and How You Can Deal With Supply Shortages In 2022.

Our Top 5 Landscape Design Considerations For 2022 Life has changed drastically in the past few years and the landscaping industry is continuing to adapt and overcome the challenges that are being presented. Shortages are an increasing concern for the industry and a source of frustration for clients. We will cover landscaping design considerations and […]

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June 3, 2022
Artificial Turf vs. Sod

While far from new, artificial turf has steadily gained popularity over recent years. While oft-requested, even people interested in it still have questions and reservations. Some of the most common questions we hear are: How does it look? Is it worth the investment? Does it hold up? How does it compare to natural turf? Artificial […]

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April 21, 2022
Landscaping On A Budget

Are You Searching For Landscaping On A Budget In Colorado Springs, CO? When homeowners are considering landscaping on a budget, there are two competing philosophies around developing a plan and budget. One is “budget first”. This involves defining a budget and then designing the budget. The obvious advantage is that this planning process holds fewer […]

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March 28, 2022
Tips for Pruning Ornamental Landscape Plants

Pruning is manipulating a plant by removing branches or other parts (seed heads, leaves, buds) to render it healthier or more attractive. Knowing the proper type of plants that thrive in your location can help reduce the amount of pruning actually needed. Trees, shrubs, and flowers have been growing for thousands of years untouched and […]

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February 18, 2022
Landscaping Trends For 2022 - New Ideas To Improve Your Home

Landscaping Trends 2022 The last couple of years have changed our lives in many ways. With Covid shutdowns, quarantines, and remote work, people spent more time at home than ever before. These changes to the typical American lifestyle are the biggest driver we are seeing for our Landscaping trends for 2022; we’ve noticed they’ve changed […]

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December 1, 2021
How Microclimates Influence Plant Selection and Placement

It is important to understand how microclimates influence plant selection and placement. This understanding is essential to select plants best suited to your geographic region's climatic conditions. The Rocky Mountain region is home to several climate zones, which can sometimes leave homeowners feeling intimidated. Selecting plants for your landscape can be overwhelming. Our advice is […]

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October 28, 2021
How Does Landscape Design Increase Property Value?

A beautifully designed landscape will be the envy of any neighbor, and a carefully created backyard living space is guaranteed to add to the buyer's desire to make your house their home. Not only does a perfectly designed landscape add to the beauty of your home, in most cases it will increase the value of […]

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August 19, 2021
What are good Principles of Landscape Design?

Good design is key to all successful landscapes, large or small, in the city, country, or suburbia. Whether you want to redesign your existing landscape or you are creating a new design from scratch, there are principles of design you can follow. Good principles of Landscape Design give you the ideas, confidence, and tools, you […]

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July 7, 2021
Experimenting with Color in the Landscape

Many landscape designers believe that using color in their design is a crucial element of a successful project. Color in the landscape throughout the year is regarded as a celebration of great design, for without it, your landscape may seem uneventful.  Responses to color are very personal - what is cheerful and fascinating to one […]

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