Most Colorado residents retreat indoors with their hot cocoa and tea during the winter – spending time doing yard work isn’t usually at the top of our to-do lists until late spring. However, Colorado’s Front Range winters can be harsh on your landscaping. Did you know that it takes 10 inches of snow to equal one inch of rain? Low precipitation levels can dehydrate dormant plants and it can be months before you see which plants have been damaged. That’s why it’s important to water your plants during the winter months. Keeping your soil moist will keep roots from drying out, which prevents root loss and plant loss.
Living in Colorado we find ways to enjoy our sunshine all year – even when the temperature doesn’t cooperate. Adding hardscape elements to your landscaping is not only a good way to extend the use of your outdoor area, they’re also water efficient, add contrast and comfort, and are easy to maintain. Firepits in particular are a great option for Northern Colorado residents looking to give their backyard some extra life during long winter months. They add a beautiful focal point and create a cozy space for you and your family to enjoy year-round.