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Prepping Your Summer Space: Just in Time to Celebrate!

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it’s time to turn your outdoor entertainment area into the envy of the neighborhood! This summer promises record heat, with Boulder County facing heat warnings. Don’t sweat it—we’ve got your back to make sure your yard is prepped to party!

Party Ready Plants: Since it’s prime time to flaunt your flowers and foliage, you need to know how to keep them looking fabulous. And don’t forget about all those summer insects—they're ready to crash your garden party.

Handling Mosquitos: 

Picture this: a perfect summer evening, your friends and family gathered in your backyard, laughter filling the air. But wait! The uninvited guests have arrived – mosquitos! Those tiny party crashers with their itchy bites and pesky presence. Fear not, though, because your garden's got your back! Lavender, orange blossom, rosemary, and marigolds are the ultimate bouncers, naturally booting out those buzzkill bugs while adding a pop of color to your yard. These botanical bodyguards work their magic with delightful fragrances, transforming your garden into a sensory paradise. And for extra security, why not enlist the help of citronella grass or light up some citronella candles? With these natural defenders, you can reclaim your outdoor oasis and party on, mosquito-free!

Keeping Wasps Out of the Way: 

While ladybugs and butterflies are the guests of honor, wasps are the party poopers of the bug world. They love to crash your watermelon feasts, but instead of spraying chemicals everywhere, try some sneaky tactics. Fake wasp nests can trick these buzzkills into thinking the area’s already claimed, plus they add a quirky touch to your décor! Check out these awesome false nests here.

Fighting the Heat: 

As the mercury rises, so should your watering schedule. If you usually water your plants once a week, consider upping it to twice. And here’s a pro tip: skip watering the leaves and petals—focus on the soil to make every drop count.

Red, White, & Green: Your colorful plants are the stars of the show, but don’t forget about your grass! Whether you’re rocking a lush lawn or a sustainable, drought-tolerant type, it needs some love too.

Keeping Grass Green: 

With temperatures soaring, your grass needs some TLC. Water your lawn between 6 PM and 6 AM to prevent scorching and save water. Consistent watering is key, but avoid overdoing it—nobody likes soggy roots!

Finding the Right Length: 

When the July heat hits, set your mower to a higher setting. Longer grass (around 3-4 inches) provides shade, reducing evaporation and keeping roots cool. Sharp mower blades are a must for clean cuts—dull blades can stress your grass and make it more vulnerable to heat damage.

Ensuring your outdoor space is beautiful and well-cared for can be extremely difficult as summer starts to heat up. Let us help. Email us for a complimentary phone consultation to learn more and get help designing and maintaining your yard at

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