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Written by Colorado Green Now   
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Landscape companies volunteer to renovate 9News backyard

 Since about 2002, ALCC has had a relationship with 9News that features industry experts appearing on Friday afternoon gardening segments to promote horticultural practices for water savings and sustainable landscapes. ALCC volunteer Peter Millstein pitched the concept of the demonstration garden to 9News and constructed the first water-wise garden which was maintained by ALCC volunteers over the years. For 20+ years, ALCC volunteers have worked closely with the 9News team to bring valuable tips to 9News viewers. This partnership also led to many "on-demand" segments featuring ALCC members, creating a win/win for ALCC and 9News.

This year, from May 18-19, ALCC member companies and their employees donated time and talent -- a "Day of Service" -- to demolish and rebuild the backyard. Designscapes Colorado designed the much-needed makeover. The 9News backyard renovation is an opportunity to showcase some of the sustainable landscape practices implemented in the backyard and to show the public how the landscape industry is doing its part by reducing water use and plant attrition, while still providing beautiful, outdoor spaces. The renovated backyard will also help promote landscape best management practices (BMPs) and ALCC's Sustainable Landscape Maintenance (SLM) program.

A big thank you to Designscapes Colorado's Phil Steinhauer, CEO, and Char Chacon, residential team manager, for donating company time and resources. Thanks also go to Diggable Designs Landscape Construction, LLC., Brightview Landscape, and to Ellen Becker, of Floral Culture, LLC, for donating time and material. Thank you to Alameda Wholesale Nursery, Inc. and Arbor Valley Nursery for the plant donations, DBC Irrigation Supply for donating irrigation parts, and Birdsall & Co. for donating flowerpots.

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