Thank you for picking up the inaugural issue of Colorado Lawn & Landscape! We’re looking forward to sharing insights from industry experts and insiders with you every quarter to help you grow your business and serve your customers.

The editorial and sales team lives and works here in Colorado. We love our state, and we care about what happens here. To give back to our communities, we’ve partnered with several organizations that we feel are working hard to support landscaping professionals and Coloradans.

We live in a diverse state: urban and rural, mountains and plains. One concern that we all share is water. It’s such an important part of our lives, and of your businesses. We’re delighted to partner with Business for Water Stewardship, which works with businesses to develop corporate stewardship strategies to protect water sources in Colorado and around the country.

Grass Seed USA is a national coalition of grass seed farmers and turf experts committed to studying, growing and harvesting grass and grass seed. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of healthy turf, grass plays an important role in lowering carbon dioxide levels and producing oxygen. The coalition aims to educate residential and commercial customers about these benefits, and promote proper lawn and turf care.

The Park People is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting Denver’s parks and urban forest. Its Denver Digs Trees program has provided Denver residents with more than 50,000 free or low-cost trees, and its capital projects raise money to preserve and restore local parks.

Keith Wood, urban and community forestry manager for the Colorado State Forest Service, will share his insight every quarter. Look for his first column on page 48 with tips on how to protect trees when pruning in winter. We will also share insight from experts at Spring Meadow Nursery to help design and care for beautiful gardens. Look for that column on page 50.

We hope that you’ll find the insights from these valuable organizations and other experts useful. I’d love to hear from you. If you have any feedback on this issue, or if you have ideas about what you’d like to see in future issues, please email me at [email protected]

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