Since 1999, Top of the Peak Landscaping has brought Colorado Springs' lawns and gardens into full bloom through an array of exterior home beautification services. Owners Bernie and Mary lead a team of insured landscapers who customize their green-thumbed services to the individual needs of the home or business, be it through weekly mowing visits, fertilization, or coordinating sprinkler systems so they don’t interfere with the lawn gnome's nap time. The staff's areas of expertise also include building water features, retaining walls, and fences, and products by manufacturers such as Hunter and Rain Bird ensure that installations endure.
Lawn Doctor’s savvy yard magicians rejuvenate hapless grounds, conjure up spells for increased grass growth, and banish nutrition-sapping weeds. Famished foliage is sated with the help of beneficent Turf Tamer equipment that doles out nourishing fertilizer to every inch of greenery. Grass is then meticulously fortified against intruders with an herbicide which, when applied, causes dandelions, crabgrass, and yard yetis to disappear with a cackle into a cloud of smoke. Broadleaf weed control kills existing weeds, and preemergent weed control makes new weeds think twice about setting their roots down in treated territory. Natural fertilizers are also available for the eco-conscious.
For more than 15 years, owner Ron Villa and the landscaping experts at Bugle Lawn & Landscape, Inc. have kept Colorado Springs–area lawns healthy and thriving with a full slate of services, from mowing and fertilization to irrigation and hedge trimming. After lawns fly south for the winter, Bugle’s professionals turn their attention to commercial and residential snow removal.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.
When not busy saving buildings as a suburban firefighter, Lawn Masters' manager Tim Urban keeps them beautiful with commercial and residential landscaping services. Tim and his cohort of expert lawn-maintenance pros can stop by weekly to mow, edge, and trim lawns and control weeds from running rampant and taunting trees that are helplessly rooted into the ground. Equipped with a Ryan Lawnaire 28, they can also seasonally aerate lawns to quench roots with much-needed oxygen, and fertilize lawns to keep blades lush and vibrant.
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Bear Basin Packtrips provides a gateway to the area’s best outdoor adventures. Horseback riding, guided elk hunting, fly-fishing excursions, and whitewater rafting are everyday options. Trips depart from their working ranch, a still-serviceable relic from the 1890s. For more adventurous riders, pack trips on horseback help visitors get up close and personal with the mountains. Two-, three-, and even five-day trips offer those of all experience levels the chance to feel like a modern-day cowboy riding as many as six or seven hours a day in search of spectacular views.