Recreation

Plan before you plant.

by Shea Homes Colorado on May 26, 2016

 

Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to strategize for the growing season to come. To help guide our Shea homeowners in all their upcoming gardening adventures—especially those who have recently moved into a new home that needs a few final landscaping touches—we’ve gathered the helpful links below.

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Your first stop is actually very close to home at Shea Homes’ Pinterest Plan Before You Plant board.  Container gardening is a smart choice if your yard is small, or maybe you just need some color and texture for your porch or patio. Chances are good that you’ll find a terrific solution from these 121 Container Gardening Ideas or these suggestions that focus on heat- and drought-tolerant succulent container plants, complete with instructions on propagating from the mere pinch of a neighbor’s plant. (Talk about economical.) If you long to grow a bit of your own food, but don’t want to lose a chunk of your yard, try vegetable container gardening.  You’d be surprised how much yield you can get from small spaces. Wondering when it’s safe to plant those veggies? Keep this planting guide handy, and you’ll know not to plant your tender peppers and eggplant until June 1.

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Why Stepping Stone is so much fun. And who’s behind it all.

by Shea Homes Colorado on August 3, 2015

 

Being bored while living at Stepping Stone is simply not going to happen on Kimberly Aikens’ watch. Kimberly is Stepping Stone’s Community Manager/quasi-Lifestyle Director, and she’s busy helping to create the traditions that make a new community feel as though it’s been there forever.

Right now, residents can find Kimberly at the Lantern House three days a week. (As the community grows, so too will her job—into one that’s five days a week.) Kimberly helps new residents by answering questions, giving them community access cards, and planning special events, like the Easter Eggstravaganza, Dive-in Movies, and the Fall Pumpkin Patch. She welcomes everyone at Stepping Stone to stop by the Lantern House—which she describes as a community living room—and hang out, watch a sports game on TV, socialize at the pool, and share ideas on what activities they’d like to see in the community.

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“I adore our buyers,” she says. “They tend to be very community-minded, so we already have a spirit of inclusiveness here.” One past event, the holiday potluck, came directly from homeowners who requested a way to get together during the winter, when everyone tends to be hunkered down inside—not out gardening, taking walks, or playing at the park, which naturally spark friendly conversations. [read more…]

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