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Dec 12, 2022

You all are the best

- Susan

Nov 11, 2022

They are doing a good job getting everything under control.

- Janet

Nov 8, 2022

Great service with great staff.

- Ken

Nov 14, 2022

All good

- Janet

Nov 8, 2022

BestYard have done our fall leaf clean up for a few years now and we really appreciate this service!! We have a dozen trees in our small backyard so over the years we have more and more leaves as we get older. BestYard are good at communication and getting the job done!

- Margeret

Nov 2, 2022

It was quick and our lawn looks great!

- Paul

Nov 8, 2022

Wonderful job, team. The fall yard cleanup was perfect and the house looks great again!

- Trent

Oct 27, 2022

Excellent service!

- Tonyetta

Oct 26, 2022

Thanks Weed Man for aerating our lawn! The guys were fast, friendly, respectful of directions and most of all, did a great job of taking care of readying our lawn for winter and into the spring. Thanks so much for texting the day before to remind us of appointment!

- Ryan and Roxanne

Oct 25, 2022

Excellent customer service!!

- Lisa

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Composting Yard Waste: A Sustainable Practice for Your Garden and Environment

 

As the seasons transition and the growing season ends, many homeowners face the annual challenge of managing yard waste. Fallen leaves, grass clippings, straw, and various plant debris accumulate as we prepare our landscapes for the winter months. Instead of resorting to the conventional method of bagging and disposing of these materials in landfills, there’s a more environmentally friendly and beneficial approach: composting.

Composting is not just an eco-conscious activity; it’s a practical way to recycle organic matter and enrich your garden’s soil. This article will explore the benefits of composting, what to include in your compost pile, what to avoid, and how to make the most of this valuable resource.

The Magic Ingredients of Compost:

  • Leaves: Fallen leaves are a staple in any compost pile. They provide an excellent carbon source and help create the right balance of materials needed for effective composting.
  • Grass Clippings: If you’ve been mowing your lawn, those grass clippings can also find a home in your compost bin. They provide nitrogen and help speed up the decomposition process.
  • Straw: Straw is a fantastic addition as it offers structure to your compost pile, helping with aeration and moisture retention.
  • Plant Debris: Any plant matter from your garden, such as pruned branches, spent flowers, or garden trimmings, can be composted. These items are rich in organic matter and produce a nutrient-rich final product.

Going Beyond the Basics:

While tending to your compost pile, consider adding kitchen scraps like coffee grounds, fruit peels and cores, and vegetable scraps. These materials are a great source of organic matter and add diversity to your compost mix.

Caution: What Not to Compost:

While composting is a versatile process, there are a few items you should avoid including in your compost bin. These items can disrupt the composting process or introduce harmful elements to your garden soil:

  • Diseased Plants: Any plants showing signs of disease, like powdery mildew, should not be composted. These diseases can survive the composting process and potentially harm your garden.
  • Giant Pumpkin and Squash Vines: These bulky vines may take longer to decompose in your backyard compost. Consider chopping them into smaller pieces or utilizing an industrial composting facility.
  • Weeds Gone to Seed: Weeds that have gone to seed should be avoided, as the seeds may survive the composting process and later sprout in your garden.
  • Unsuitable Food Waste: While kitchen scraps can be great for compost, certain items should never go into your backyard compost, including meat, bones, pet waste, dairy products, and fats. These materials can attract pests and create unpleasant odors.

The Rewards of Composting:

After your compost has completed its transformation from organic matter to nutrient-rich humus, it can be used in two primary ways:

  • Mulch: Spreading a layer of compost in your garden or landscape is an excellent way to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. The mulch is a protective barrier that moistens the soil and prevents weed seeds from taking root.
  • Soil Amendment: If you’re in an area with challenging soil conditions, such as Colorado’s dry, clay-rich soil, compost can work wonders. It helps improve soil structure, enabling better water retention and enhancing airflow. It may not be rich in nutrients, but it enhances the soil’s ability to retain nutrients and moisture, creating an ideal environment for plant roots to thrive.

The Science Behind Composting:

Composting is more than mixing organic matter and waiting for it to break down. It’s a scientific process that involves the activities of microorganisms. Over time, compost becomes a homogeneous mixture teeming with microbial life. This process doesn’t necessarily add many nutrients to the soil but significantly enhances the soil’s capacity to retain essential nutrients and moisture. This, in turn, improves the overall health of your garden.

Environmental Benefits:

Apart from the garden benefits, composting at home positively impacts the environment. By diverting organic materials from the landfill, you reduce waste and conserve landfill space. This decreases the pressure on already overflowing landfills and reduces the greenhouse gases generated by the decomposition of organic matter in anaerobic conditions. In essence, you’re making a meaningful contribution to waste reduction and environmental preservation.

In conclusion, composting your yard waste is a sustainable and practical choice. It recycles organic materials, enriches your garden’s soil, promotes healthy plant growth, and reduces environmental footprint. Following the simple guidelines for what to include and exclude in your compost bin, you can embark on a journey towards a more environmentally conscious and bountiful garden. So, as you prepare to tidy up your yard this season, consider composting a rewarding and eco-friendly alternative to traditional waste disposal.

 

 

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Source: customer-service@bestyard.com in collaboration with Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado

Imagine a Beautiful Yard…and the Time to Enjoy It!

Imagine a Beautiful Yard…and the Time to Enjoy It!Is your yard like Grandma’s?

Back in Grandma’s day, lawns or landscapes were more like a window dressing around a building. They had a token tree or two, a few evergreen shrubs, maybe some perennials for color out front and a small flower bed for marigolds.

But today’s landscape is not your grandmother’s yard. Today, we require more of our landscapes than ever before. 

Do you now expect more than just one pop of color, more shade to cut the AC bill in the summer and a livable area with outdoor ambiance where you cook, eat and entertain?  Do you want more curb appeal and increased property value? Are low maintenance and lower water costs also on the list?

Even more important today, do you also want your landscape to clean the air, deal with the heat islands in cities, purify water as it moves through the soil, mitigate storm water, grow healthy veggies, attract pollinators and repel the deer that want to chew up our petunias?

That’s a tall order for a yard that once just sat still, looked kind of nice and had to be mowed once a week.

So what’s on your wish list for this year’s gardening season?

Here are a six ideas to get you thinking:

  1. ID the worst eyesore in the yard and put it at the top of the to-do list.
  2. Decide what you want to see when you’re sitting on the patio. Is it more color, another tree or just a bigger, nicer patio?
  3. Could you change just one thing that would require less maintenance? For example, is there a shrub you hate to prune because it has thorns? How about replacing it with a colorful and lower maintenance plant?
  4. Is it too dark in the areas where you would like to expand outdoor living? Would it be more usable if there was outdoor lighting?
  5. Can you find a placefor the fire feature that is now on your outdoor living wish list
  6. Also, walk across the street and look at your house from the neighbor’s perspective. This is how they see your yard every day. Rate the curb appeal. If it reminds you of grandma’s place, think about a facelift.

As with other projects, make the list, prioritize it, and develop a plan. 

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