Landscape & Irrigation

Rain Bird’s Top 10 for Smart Irrigation Month

Championing the need for water conservation technology and training, Rain Bird has shared with us their top 10 water-efficient tips and products for Smart Irrigation Month this year. 10. Tip! Learn at your fingertips with Irrigation Association’s webinar series. The Irrigation Association continues to seek out resources for irrigation professionals to enhance their education and […]

Hardscape projects like yours, deserve products like this

Shop our vast selection of hardcape products and accessories online or in our store. We offer quick order fulfillment and deliver from all CPS Distributors locations. BELGARD   Belgard products combine weather resistant beauty and long-lasting durability that last for decades with minimal maintenance. PAVERS | WALLS | PORCELAIN TILE UNILOCK   Offering exceptional product […]

Upselling with Hardscapes

An article written by Belgard. For additional Belgard news and product information visit Belgard News. Particularly in neighborhoods where all of the homes have a similar look, today’s homeowners often love to add unique embellishments that will set their home apart from the crowd and allow them to exhibit a bit of individuality. This mindset […]

Selling Strategies for Landscape Contractors

“It’s not just that people want to deal with someone they like. It’s that they want to deal with someone who likes them, and who is like them.” – Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence People and Persuade You’re an expert in your trade and offer a service that brings value […]

Top 5 Time Saving Irrigation Products

We’ve all heard it and many live by it, “Time is Money!” and who doesn’t want to save time on their irrigation projects? Finishing the job faster means increased bottom lines, more clients, and more success! Work smarter, not harder with our Top 5 Time Saving Irrigation Products designed to speed up your job times […]

Best Practices for Porcelain Pavers from Belgard

Belgard has been leading the way in hardscape innovation, products, and design for decades. With close attention to current and upcoming outdoor living trends, Belgard has since introduced a vast line of porcelain pavers. Covering a wide variety of styles, colors, and shapes, Belgard’s porcelain line is sure to have something for everyone. Check out […]

DHS Issues Additional 30,000 H-2B Visas for 2019

The new round of 30,000 visas to be issued requires that the non-immigrant worker applicant has been previously enrolled in an H-2B program within the last 3 seasons. This release doubles the amount of 15,000 additional visas that were released last year. Also, the announcement of the additional visas was released two full months earlier […]

The FAQ’s on GeoRipper

Gone are the days of digging trenches by hand. Now you can dig trenches in a fraction of time using the MiniTrencher GeoRipper. GeoRipper uses two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are specifically designed to work in hostile environments. GeoRippers are designed to minimize downtime thereby maximizing your time on the job. Below are a series […]

Let’s Talk Spring Fertilization & Aeration

It’s that time of year again when we know spring is right around the corner.  This means it’s time to wash the ice melt out of our fertilizer spreaders, service the ‘ol aerator, sharpen all the tools and start planning for the season ahead. Let’s talk about the first fertilization of the season. This application […]

Irrigation Troubleshooting 101: Understand What You are Troubleshooting

To have your irrigation run effectively, you must have two equally important but different systems work properly: Power and Water. Water is needed for the plants to have the nourishment to grow. Power is needed to control where and when the water is applied. Water can be managed using a few or a multitude of […]

Successful Recruitment Strategies for Landscape Professionals

It’s no secret, the landscaping industry is in a labor crisis. This year, the demand for H-2B seasonal foreign workers far exceeded the supply. In fact, requests were so high that the iCERT website was crashed 5 out of the first 10 days of eligibility as business owners scrambled to submit 97,000 requests for only […]

What’s New for 2019

See it here first – The new products for 2019! Contact your local CPS branch or visit for your pricing and availability. BELGARD® We are excited to announce that we will now be carrying another leading paver manufacturer, Belgard. Belgard offers contractors a variety of quality pavers, wall, and Mirage porcelain tile. From eye-catching driveways, […]

Fourmile Sandstone – A Quarry Providing More Than Just Quality Sandstone

Locally owned, carefully mined, masterfully cut.  One of our newest products lines, Fourmile Sandstone, offers unique and beautiful sandstone boulders, steps, slabs, and wall block. Beyond the product, is an impactful story – one that explains how they came to be and their plans for the future. Down a winding road, tucked away in Canon […]

Boost Your Sales with these 5 Outdoor Living Trends

Homeowners are continuing to spend more and more money on their homes and more specifically their backyards. Benefits often include a greater return for their property and another living space for their family and friends to gather. Now with new technology, outdoor living spaces can be enjoyed longer throughout the year. From innovative landscape lighting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Think Ahead This Snow Season – In-Season Efforts That Secure Future Contracts

Use In-Season Customer Outreach and Strategic Marketing To Secure Future Contracts Invest in your future by thinking forward this snow season. After you’ve optimized your snow maintenance contracts, trained your staff, carefully selected storm day routes, and prepared fleet vehicles it’s time to shift your focus toward building valuable, long-lasting relationships with your customers. The […]

Winterizing, Cleaning, and Storing Atlantic Water Garden Pumps

It’s coming up on time to winterize and store your water feature pumps. We recommend that all pumps are pulled out of the water features and stored in a warm place. For the mag-drive pumps (FP, MD, TT, TW Series pumps) we recommend that you would clean these pumps at this time before storing. For […]

Sustainable Solutions to Compliment Smart Irrigation Systems

You’ve installed an efficient irrigation system and implemented a solid plan for maintaining and upgrading your irrigation system to save water.  You’ve equipped your system with pressure compensation nozzles, check valves, pressure regulation devices or regulators, water-efficient rotating sprinklers, low-volume drip irrigation, smart controllers, a soil moisture sensor, and a rain sensor. You’ve implemented a regular […]

Maintain & Upgrade Irrigation Systems

Maintain & Upgrade Irrigation Systems to Ensure Water-Efficiency Research shows that landscape irrigation uses 50% or more of the water provided by many utilities. Without proper irrigation system maintenance, much of that water is lost as it never reaches its intended source due to runoff, evaporation, and deep watering below the root zone. Poorly maintained […]

Colorado Proclaims July as Smart Irrigation Month!!!

The Irrigation Association and CPS are proud to announce that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed July 2017 as Smart Irrigation Month. This is the sixth consecutive year for Colorado recognizing Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative that began in 2005. The State of Colorado’s has recognized Smart Irrigation Month every year since 2012 […]