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Cycle and soak

Date posted: June 14, 2021




As temperatures rise, you may be tempted to run your sprinkler longer. But resist that temptation, and instead practice cycle-and-soak watering. It’s an efficient way to keep your landscape healthy and be sure that none of your watering goes to waste. Here’s how to cycle and soak: Break up your watering into shorter intervals. For... Read more »


Five benefits of mulch

Date posted: June 8, 2021




It’s getting warmer across Colorado, and our plants will need more water. But just because the drought is over on the Front Range—for now—doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still try to conserve water. The Western Slope, which provides much of our water supply, is still in drought. And our own next drought could be just around... Read more »


Plant some sunshine

Date posted: May 31, 2021




There’s still time to plant some sunflowers in your landscape. The National Garden Bureau named 2021 the Year of the Sunflower, and with good reason. This cheerful plant is always a popular cut flower, and it’s rather easy to grow. Some facts about sunflowers: They are native to North America, so they are well-suited to... Read more »


Prep for hail

Date posted: May 24, 2021




Late spring is hail season in Colorado. It’s good to know what precautions you can take ahead of time and what you can do for plants after hail has dealt its blows. Minimize damage if you can Be prepared by placing buckets or old planting pots close to the garden so you can grab them... Read more »


Keep weeds in check

Date posted: May 18, 2021




What is a weed? It’s any plant that grows where we don’t want it. Often they are non-native, potentially invasive plants that can outgrow and crowd out the plants we put in our landscape on purpose. To avoid a big problem in the height of the growing season, take some time to stop weeds as... Read more »


Give a gift that lives on

Date posted: May 11, 2021




Cut flowers fade and die soon after gifting them. Why not give Mom—or any special person in your life—a gift that will give them joy for more than a week? Container gardens Plants in containers and hanging baskets are great for small spaces and larger landscapes alike. They can create a pop of color on a... Read more »


Train your turf

Date posted: May 4, 2021




  A little tough love now will benefit your lawn throughout the growing season. Springtime is when grass grows its feeder roots that will capture water all season long. Later it will grow more blades, then store nutrients for winter. If you give your lawn too much water now, the roots will remain shallow in... Read more »


Order bugs to control weeds

Date posted: April 28, 2021




Bindweed might look like a miniature version of morning glory, but it is a nuisance that seems like it can take over a garden almost overnight. It is very difficult to control once established in your landscape. Colorado Department of Agriculture has categorized bindweed as a noxious weed. Luckily, the department offers a tool to... Read more »


Why Lawn Care?

Date posted: April 22, 2021




Environmental Impact Healthy lawns and green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. A thick healthy turf helps trap pollutants and dust from the air, healthy turf helps lower temperatures in urban areas, and it even reduces erosion of soil into our waterways. These are just a few of the environmental benefits that green... Read more »


Avoid these 5 lawn care mistakes

Date posted: April 20, 2021




A healthy lawn not only looks great, but it can prevent erosion, cool the local environment and filter pollutants from air and water. To enjoy all of those benefits, avoid these five mistakes. Planting grass where it won’t grow. Turf needs full sun. Looking to fill in a shady spot? Consider another ground cover suited... Read more »


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