S.M.A.R.T. Goal Planning for Landscape Professionals

The landscape business ramps up very quickly in the Spring. Before it’s too late, you need to take time to ensure success for the upcoming season by focusing on these three areas during the off-season: Relax, Recover, and PLAN! Planning for success is essential to visualizing and executing a plan for the upcoming season. Successful […]

Easy Steps to Winterize Your Irrigation Pump

As freezing temps approach, it’s time to winterize water pumps to prevent your pumps from freezing. Correctly winterizing your pump is necessary in order to prevent damage due to freezing. These simple steps will guide you through the winterization process, and will leave you feeling confident that your pump will be protected all winter long! […]

Fall Fertilizing for a Successful Spring

The following article was written by CPS’s very own Mike Frank: Here we are nearing the end of another great season. We have worked hard and endured the heat and lack of rain. We are ready to kick back a little and enjoy cooler temps and generally easier conditions to rejuvenate. Our turf has been […]

Thank you Golfers for supporting CPS Golf Tournaments!

CPS Golf Tournaments Celebrate Another Year! Thank you to all of the golfers, sponsors and volunteers who participated in the Wyoming Golf Classic and The Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Classic. We were blessed with great weather and fun days of golf with a total of 275 golfers at both tournaments. We also raised over $3000.00 […]

CPS & Rain Bird Host 2nd Annual Golf Summit in Denver, CO

The 2nd annual CPS Golf Summit was held on August 23, 2018 at TopGolf in Centennial, CO. Each year, CPS partners with Rain Bird to hold this event for Colorado golf turf professionals interested in learning about new technologies in irrigation and turf management from Rain Bird golf division specialists and other manufacturer representatives. The […]

Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act Passes in Colorado

On May 30, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 18-062, referred to as the “Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act” (the Act), codified at C.R.S. § 13-21-129. The Act is based on model legislation drafted by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA), which saw similar legislation pass in Illinois, with bills […]

CPS Distributors Holds Inaugural Sports Field/Turf Day

The 1st annual Sports Field/Turf Day was held on July 19, 2018 at Lowry Sports Complex in Denver, CO. The free event brought out approximately 150 attendees from Denver and surrounding community municipalities eager to learn about the latest in product innovations and field maintenance tactics that will help them succeed in their field preparations. […]

Best Smart Irrigation Products for 2018

Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative led by the Irrigation Association to “promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation.” As landscape professionals and homeowners seek to use more water efficient products, manufacturers have followed suit to develop the latest and greatest in […]

Fertilizer in Combination with Pre and Post Emergent Herbicides

The following article was written by CPS employee Mike Frank: Lets take a look at using fertilizers with herbicides included. These can be a great time saver when used properly. Let’s start by making sure to calibrate your spreaders and apply according to the label. Follow those directions to a fault and you should be […]

Mulch Madness! The Benefits of Mulching Your Landscaping Areas

The history of mulching landscape and agricultural areas dates back more than 10,000 years when our ancient ancestors realized the benefits of using mulching products in their gardens and farms. Stone age farmers didn’t have the fancy bark and recycled product mulch materials that we have at our disposal today, but nonetheless they realized the […]

The Hidden Values of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning

The climate in Colorado & Wyoming is in a perpetual drought state. With an increasing population (estimated to nearly double over the next 20 years), water demand will inevitably increase. As citizens and industry work together to meet the Colorado Water Plan’s water conservation goals, the steps we take now will better prepare us for future […]

Smart Irrigation Turns Brilliant in Wyoming

How A Laramie School District leveraged Smart Technology To Save BIG As green industry irrigation professionals, we’re all striving to be more water-efficient by utilizing smart irrigation technology. Industry manufacturers have all followed suit developing more efficient systems, and installers are using water-efficient technologies as a selling point to intrigue environmentally-friendly, budget-savvy customers. But what […]

CPS Celebrates 30th Annual Spring Fling

Every Landscaping Season Starts at CPS Spring Fling CPS Spring Fling, the green industry’s premier irrigation, landscape, golf, pump & well and grow show in Colorado, once again lived up to its name this year. Our 30th annual CPS Spring Fling was one for the ages! Over 900 of the best and brightest industry professionals […]

H-2B Applications Exceed Visa Availability in 2018

H-2b Processing Change for 2018 The Department of Labor has announced a change in H-2B processing in 2018. According to the United States Department of Labor, the processing change is intended to “assure fairness regarding the issuance of H-2B temporary labor certifications due to the unprecedented volume of applications received on January 1, 2018.” Why […]

2018 Landscape & Outdoor Living Trends

Exciting trends are approaching for the 2018 landscaping season, and being in the know on such trends is a good way to be a forward-thinking contractor set up for success this coming season. Great news……Here in the mountain region, where we tend to spend as much time as possible outdoors, the upcoming trends certainly hit […]

The Power of Women in Landscaping Webinar

Business consultant Jeffrey Scott is offering a webinar series featuring “some of the movers and shakers in our industry.” From Jeffrey Scott’s website: Change is affecting every aspect of our lives and business: Economies, people, technologies and business methods are rapidly impacted. This series will provide you with amazing insights from experts with proven track […]