During the dormant season, plants don't seem to tell us much about how thirsty they are. Grass doesn't look overly stressed, leaves don't appear wilted and because we are inside more, we tend not to be thinking so much about plants being thirsty. In the next growing season, plants can and will show the [...]
For the 2017 Day of Service, ALCC's Southern and Denver Chapters helped local high schools move their training programs forward by creating outdoor areas where students will learn and practice hands-on skills. In Lakewood, Denver Chapter members returned to Green Mountain High School to expand work begun during last year’s Day of Service to [...]
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ALCC chapters joined landscape industry professionals across the country for the annual Day of Service on April 22, volunteering time and materials to help local communities restore and install new landscapes. ALCC chapters worked with schools and students on projects to enhance awareness and learning about landscapes and their value. Diggable Designs joined the [...]
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Residential projects pose some unique challenges for green roofs. You may need to work with a structural engineer before installation begins. Michael Moore, general manager and co-owner of Diggable Designs, another ALCC Sustainable Landscape Partner, learned this as the company first launched a residential green roof design and installation project in the Highlands area of [...]
Michael Moore (Diggable Designs Landscape Construction, Lakewood) received the 2016 Outlook Emerging Leader Award from ALCC. The Colorado native grew up in Centennial and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in landscape horticulture. After receiving his degree, he spent some time in California before returning to Colorado to establish Diggable Designs with [...]
We Need Foreman, Laborers, Advanced Laborers & Fine Gardeners Just as fast as grass can grow, so can your career. There are many career paths that can begin with a position in landscaping. It starts with robust, engaging work as a Landscape Laborer where you can gain marketable skills in landscape construction, carpentry, masonry, metal [...]
The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado provides this great resource for a sustainable approach to landscape design, installation and maintenance in order to conserve and protect Colorado resources. READ THE GUIDE (pdf)
Although we recommend a full winterization of your irrigation system, including blowing out all the lines using a compressor, this is a quick way to drain your backflow to prevent freeze damage from an early freeze prior to when you might typically shut down your system.
Installing a new landscape is an investment of time, money and emotion. Making sure you hire the right landscape contractor for the job is important to ensure you are satisfied with the final product. These tips for hiring a pro will help you identify specific professional requirements and personal qualities to look for. Project [...]