Mountain Home Tips
At EarthWise Landscaping and Service our mission is innovative, sustainable environments to mimic the natural environment by using native trees, shrubs, and flowers, and utilizing rainwater harvesting and natural snowmelt from our properties.Read more: Landscaping in Harmony with our Environment
Many varieties of perennials do well in mountain settings. Mountain gardeners should select perennial varieties that bloom early to mid-summer such as brown-eyed Susans, sunflowers, painted daisies, and yarrow.
Our state flower, the columbine, grows wonderfully and reseeds plentifully. Gaillardia is a native blanket flower. Sulphur flower, a native plant, will work well scattered throughout the yard as will blue flax, an excellent erosion-control plant.Read more: High Altitude Gardening
Buying in a Covenant-Controlled Community
Many subdivisions are covenant-controlled with limits on the use of property. Once you buy in a controlled community, you automatically become a member of the homeowners’ association and must abide by the covenants. Compliance with the covenants is mandatory. Covenants detail each owner’s property rights, the conditions on the use of property and the rights and obligations in the community association. Bylaws establish rules for the operation of the association through officers, a board of directors, committees and membership meetings.Read more: Covenant Controlled Communities
Take It From Me
I have had two energy audits by two different companies. One audit was by Imagin3 on a ten-year-old home and the other was by The Roofing Company on a 40-year-old condominium building. I also spoke in detail with JB of Granby Heating and Sheet Metal. They all used the same terms and equipment. They are incredibly knowledgeable and were eager to educate me, and others, on how to save money and energy. The following information is what I learned first-hand.
Winter Park Weather