Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, such as security, safety, and ambiance.

Swimming Pool of the Week: A Generous Pool for a Modest California Weekend Retreat

When San Francisco landscape architect Loretta Gargan and her partner, the art photographer Catherine Wagner, set out to buy a weekend house in the warmer climes of Marin County just north of the ci

Gardening 101: Sweet Chestnut Tree

Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativa: “Beauty in Utility” Handsome, long-lived, with texture galore, sweet chestnuts in their several varieties are distinguished trees. They are also abundantly gene

Object of Desire: A Handblown Flycatcher from Sweden

Yes, you could make a flytrap from an empty tomato sauce jar or a dish with plastic wrap, but neither of these methods elevates the task of combatting flies in your house. This glass flycatcher, how

Hot off the press – Read the Summer Edition of Experience Progress today!

Just in time to add to your summer reading list, Progress Lighting has unveiled our newest issue of Experience Progress, a national consumer magazine for interior designer and DIY enthusiasts around t

10 Easy Pieces: Lightweight Planters

A new planter—even a very big planter—shouldn’t feel like a lifetime commitment. We went searching for lightweight and luggable pots suitable for patios, terraces, and stoops. Here are 10 of o

Outdoor Lighting | Better Buildings Initiative

Accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes.

Trending on Remodelista: 10 Scandi-Style Summer Design Ideas to Steal

A visit to their favorite Scandinavian design haunts always surprises and delights the Remodelista editors. New ideas to steal for your own remodel: Swedish Cabinet Knobs Swedish designers Malin Bäcc

What Are Pre-Emergent Herbicides?

Killing Weeds Before They Sprout A task that most property owners spend a lot of time managing in the summer months of Colorado is weed patrol.  Wouldn’t it be nice to preempt some of those pesky w

Outdoor Lighting | California Lighting Technology Center

Advances in outdoor luminaires and lighting controls save energy while enhancing visibility, safety and security, protecting dark sky habitats, and improving light distribution outdoors. CLTC develops

Current Obsessions: Midsommer

This last full weekend of June, we’re savoring the month’s most beautiful blooms and the summer stretched out ahead of us. More on our radar: Submissions for the 2018 Considered Design Awards are

Today is the Deadline to Enter Our 2018 Design Awards Contest

This is it; today is the last day to enter the 2018 Gardenista and Remodelista Considered Design Awards. You have until the clock strikes midnight Pacific time tonight—Friday, June 22—to submi

Edgelit Recessed Chosen as a Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine

Progress Lighting is proud to announce that BUILDINGS has selected Edgelit recessed as a 2018 Money-Saving Product winner. This product is a member of an elite group of 67 products showcased in the Ju

Landscaping: 10 Rose Garden Design Ideas

There are more ways to use roses in a garden than there are roses—and as you know, there are many thousands of kinds of climbing, rambling, heirloom, floribunda, hybrid tea, and miniature roses. Are

Gardening 101: Arborvitae

Arborvitae, Thuja: “Tree of Life” Arborvitae trees are North American natives that earned their appreciative nickname (arbor vitae translates to “tree of life” in Latin) a few centuries back w

Cow Parsley: An English Weed with Royal Connections

In England, hedgerows froth with a creamy white haze of cow parsley as Anthriscus sylvestris (a cousin of Queen Anne’s lace) rises up from ditches, billowing along roadside verges and lighting up

Reasons for Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, and this article explains why.

Is It Beneficial To Stake Trees

How to Protect Less Developed Trees If you live in a location that has a lot of wind, such as the Front Range of Colorado, where mountain formations cause rapidly descending air over the top of the Ro

Vote Progress Lighting in the Market Choice Awards!

New product introductions at the summer edition of Lightovation are honored each year through the Market Choice Awards, which allows attendees to choose winning designs in six categories: Bath, Ceilin

Reasons to Mulch Your Trees in Sandy Soil

Managing Sandy Soil A few years ago, we had a client that moved to an area that is close to a river and the soil is predominantly sand. This can be advantageous in some respects, but when it comes to

Preparing Your Home for Summer

Between the flowers, outdoor activities and warm temperatures, summer offers much to look forward to! With these tips from Richmond American Homes, your living space can be just as ready for summer as

3 Benefits of a High-Performance Custom Home, via Synergy Homes

We value cars that are high performance, yet we spend more money on homes – and homes contain even more engineering than cars. Homes are also more expensive to maintain. Doesn’t it make sense that

Installing A Drip Irrigation System

Low-Volume Watering One method of watering plants that is efficient and won’t waste water to evaporation is installing a drip line irrigation. It doesn’t matter whether you are growing trees, veg

Do I Need To Amend My Soil For Spring Season?

Improving Your Soil Structure Spring is a great time to amend the soil in your Colorado flowerbeds and garden. Figuring out how to make your soil more rich and fertile for the upcoming season is the r

Chesapeake Homes Introduces State-of-the-Art Design Gallery for New Homeowners

When building a home, one of the most exciting steps is selecting the products, materials, finishes and colors that complement your lifestyle and design preferences. As exciting as this opportunity is

What is Hardscape with Landscaping

Hardscape vs Softscape When it comes to landscaping, a balance of hardscape and softscape is ideal. So what is the difference?  They are both a part of what a Denver landscaper does to make your yard

Steps To Getting Your Lawn Mower Ready For Use

Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower Having that perfect lush lawn is something many property owners strive for. Whether it’s residential or commercial, attractive landscaping is not only more inviting by add

A Dream Home that brings Hope

The St. Jude Dream Home is about more than a display of the latest design trends. It supports its mission: Finding cures. Saving children®. Because of the support the St. Jude Dream Home has received

Distinguishing Between Types of Yard Grass

Identifying Common Grass Species A beautiful yard does more than increase your home’s curb appeal. It’s the special hangout for creating happy memories. From barbecues and parties to quiet moments

Spring Giveaway Details Announced!

Giveaway time! In honor of new seasons, we’re teaming up with our friends and colleagues at Anne Rue Interiors to give away a Turnbury chandelier to one lucky winner – to help with a Spring home r

Recommendations For Planting Flowering Trees

Best Colorado Flowering Trees There’s nothing that screams “spring” more than when the flowering trees start to bloom. In Colorado, springtime weather can be a little iffy, so if these fragrant

Style Crush by Rely on PDI

Spring is in the air! As we celebrate the opportunity to spend longer romantic evenings with our loved ones, our friends at Rely on PDI are sharing their Style Crush on the blog today!  From independ

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips

How To Ensure A Gorgeous Lawn After a long winter, it’s finally time to start getting the lawn ready for its reawakening. Spring has officially sprung and there are a number of tasks that will give

Spot the Industrial Trend

Seeking to create an industrial look in your home? Think mixed metals, vintage pieces, exposed Edison bulbs and other décor elements that complement the natural materials in the space. A consistent c

Bathroom & Vanity Lighting Done Right

By Clarissa Allison | February 8th, 2018 We’ve all been the victims of bad bathroom lighting. When we use the facilities at a restaurant or bar, we quickly notice how splendid we look at one locatio

“Great Room” Lighting Tips

By Clarissa Allison | December 11th, 2015 If you are lucky enough to have a large family room or “great room”, you may encounter some exciting challenges when choosing home decor and lighting that

Tiella Lighting 800CBL5PN Cable Kit

The Tiella Lighting 5 Head Cable Kit By Clarissa Allison | January 23rd, 2015 The Tiella Lighting 800CBL5PN Cable Kit flys off of the shelves. This is due to the simplicity of everything you need for

Selecting The Right Statement Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | May 13th, 2016 Statement lighting is an easy way to display the personality of your home without the commitment of re-painting an entire room or purchasing a host of new furnishi

Illuminating The Home With Striking Brass

By Clarissa Allison | December 19th, 2017 There was a time when you’d be certain to spot chrome or brushed nickel hardware throughout most contemporary homes. The goal here was sleek, simple and alm

The Benefits of Updating Office Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | April 17th, 2015 Lighting design and its philosophy have changed dramatically over the past decade. Companies are reducing the overall environmental footprint of the space and el

Security Lighting Tips For The Home

A security lighting system is a great deterrent. It illuminates the intruder, exposing them to vulnerability. While it is no guarantee to preventing criminal activity, crimes will be far less likely w

Office Lighting Tips For An Efficient Workplace

Guest post by Arthur Smith of | September 22nd, 2017 The best way for any company or organization to improve their overall performance is to improve the work conditions for their employ

Your Ultimate Ceiling Fan Guide

By Clarissa Allison | May 27th, 2016 Choosing The Perfect Ceiling Fan Before purchasing a new ceiling fan, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure it will be the right fit for your ho

Directional Spot Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | February 26th, 2016 By now you’re aware that lighting sets the tone for any space it inhabits. Dimension can be added depending on the direction  and color temperature of spot


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