Forever Living with California Redwoods

As a member of the DeckTec community you have, no doubt, heard about our love affair with California redwood. This wood is strong, long-lasting, bug and disease resistant, and one of the finest building products ever discovered. And chances are if you have a DeckTec deck, you have it right under foot. But is redwood’s […]

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Mule Deer, Icons of the West in Decline?

For many people, one of the great attractions to Colorado is our abundance and wide array of beautiful wildlife. Some of us with homes in the foothills have the added advantage of being able to watch that wildlife from the comfort of our backyard decks. And this time of year is a great time to […]

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Keeping Cats Indoors

Once, at a local veterinarian, I saw a cartoon that read, “When you call a dog, he comes right to you for a treat… But when you call a cat, he’ll take a memo.” You have to love these independent, self-content creatures that wander in and out of our lives and who allow us meager […]

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Fall is Time to Play in the Dirt

The first cold of the autumn hit recently, and with it comes the desire to pack everything into the garage and snuggle up under your nearest blanket. But for gardeners everywhere, this change in weather is all part of the rhythm of life. There is still plenty of work to do at this time, and […]

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A Snake In The Grass May Not Be A Bad Thing

Even the words we use to describe one of nature’s most misunderstood animals are enough to give you the creeps—slithery, slimy, sneaky, and poisonous—snakes! And summertime in Colorado is when you’re likely to have a snake encounter. Eew! But wait a minute. Are snakes truly as bad as their reputation would have you believe? Recently, […]

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