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They’re 2018 Plants Of The Year

Date posted: February 23, 2018

Just as 2018 is the year of the dog in the Chinese calendar, 2018 also has a designated bulb, perennial, annual and edible. These “2018 Year of” plants present growing opportunities for Colorado gardeners. All the 2018 designees by the National Garden Bureau are quite growable in Colorado gardens – even if your garden plot... Read more »

Drought Alert! What You Need To Do This Winter

Date posted: February 22, 2018

Colorado State University horticultural professors recommend winter watering when the daytime temperatures are above 40 degrees F. Do this twice a month during our fall and winter drought season from October through March. For large trees, apply water to the most critical parts of the root zone within the drip line of the tree to keep... Read more »

Personalize a Plant Your Valentine Will Love

Date posted: February 20, 2018

Roses traditionally say, “I love you.” But a bunch i n a bouquet lasts only so long. Here are some other plant options to extend your very special message for your very special person. #1 – Extend the blooms with a rose plant Your valentine can keep it indoors for now and move it outside... Read more »


Date posted: February 14, 2018


Date posted: February 14, 2018

Are Your Plants Dying?

Date posted: January 11, 2018

It’s time to water plants The spritz of snow we had this week is a drop in the bucket when it comes to moisture needed to keep plants healthy. This is not a time to be complacent about dry plants. We need +/- 10 inches of snowfall to equal 1 inch of moisture.  Most winters along the Front... Read more »

Save your Plants from Drying Out!

Date posted: January 9, 2018

The snow we had so far this winter is a drop in the bucket when it comes to moisture needed to keep plants healthy. This is not a time to be complacent about dry plants. We need 10 inches of snowfall to equal 1 inch of moisture. Most winters along the Front Range, there is... Read more »

Why Aerate Your Lawn?

Date posted: November 24, 2017

Soil compaction is a major cause of turf deterioration. Compacted soil is caused by lawn traffic, walking, and mowing that reduce the area where roots can grow. Adequate amount of vital turf nutrients, including water, nitrates, phosphorous, potassium are unable to reach the level, where the roots lie. Aeration removes small cores of turf that... Read more »

Make Your Home Look Like A Winter Wonderland With Lightning Hacks

Date posted: November 23, 2017

Are you prepared for Christmas this year? We are here to help! “The foremost sign that shows you are ready when your home’s interior and exterior is decorated with garlands, wreaths, bows, and lights. I took a picture of the house that really perks up the holiday mood” stated by Chris Dominy, a local owner... Read more »

Christmas Lighting Decorating Tips

Date posted: November 17, 2017

If you want to take your Christmas decoration a notch higher, you need to pay attention to the lighting techniques for brightening up the holiday spree. There are different types of lighting techniques which includes roof lighting that has two categories; facia lighting and ridge lighting. In addition, window lighting enhances the look of each... Read more »

Do a Fall Clean Up in November

Date posted: October 24, 2017

Take time to put your yard and landscape “to bed” in fall, your lawn will reap the rewards. Give your lawn a healthy start next spring by managing these fall tasks. Trim shrubs and ornamental grasses                                      ... Read more »

Do A Fall Clean – Up in November

Date posted: October 17, 2017

Fall is a beautiful time when leaves turn yellow and trees transform in vibrant color taking your breath away. But soon the leaves make their way to the ground. Fall cleanup of your yard/garden is very important to give your lawn a healthy start for the next spring. The most efficient way to start fall... Read more »

7 Secrets to a Beautiful Lawn This Fall

Date posted: September 14, 2017

If the grueling summer heat has taken a toll on your lawn, here are “7 Secrets to a Beautiful Yard This Fall” to help your lawn recover from the summer stress and be beautifully green and healthy this fall. Effective Weed Treatment:Weed control along with regular fertilization, proper trimming, and correct watering application will keep... Read more »

7 Secrets to a Beautiful Lawn This Fall

Date posted: September 11, 2017

Has the grueling summer heat taken a toll on your yard this year? Is your lawn stressed or have weeds, insects, or disease? Or, is your lawn just getting by, but not the best yard in your neighborhood? has produced “7 Secrets to a Beautiful Yard this Fall”. This guide will tell you “how... Read more »

How Your Vegetable Garden Can Keep Its Cool During A Heat Wave

Date posted: August 17, 2017

As a garden owner, you know that hot weather is tougher on plants than people, due to which it demands special care. Most of the vegetables and plants usually flourish better under the sun, but a scorching heat wave can damage them severely. Harms done by heat waves commonly include burned leaves of plants and... Read more »

How Your Vegetable Garden Can Keep Its Cool During A Heat Wave

Date posted: August 4, 2017

By July 4th we have had several weeks of a heat wave. We now face waves of scorching temperatures in July and August that will threaten our vegetable gardens. Here are the Top 3 Do’s and Don’ts to help your veggies keep their cool and beat the heat. Top 3 Do’s        ... Read more »

Watering Instructions for the Hottest Months

Date posted: July 18, 2017

Everyone wants a green, flourishing lawn; however, one needs to have basic knowledge on how to keep a lawn healthy. It’s essential to follow proper lawn care procedure so that it continues to flourish throughout the year. In most regions, maintaining a healthy lawn during the summers largely depends on watering practices. In order to... Read more »

Imagine a Beautiful Yard…and the Time to Enjoy It!

Date posted: July 12, 2017

Is your yard like Grandma’s? Back in Grandma’s day, lawns or landscapes were more like a window dressing around a building. They had a token tree or two, a few evergreen shrubs, maybe some perennials for color out front and a small flower bed for marigolds. But today’s landscape is not your grandmother’s yard. Today, we... Read more »

Tune-Up Your Sprinkler System this Summer

Date posted: July 11, 2017

Small Changes could make Big Improvements! The sun and heat in the summer season could create hassles for your lawn in the form of certain disease and brown spots. Have you noticed that your sprinkler is performing much below par this summer as compared to its efficiency at the time of installation? Perhaps, newly broken... Read more »

Are Brown Patches in Your Yard Due To Chinch Bugs?

Date posted: June 23, 2017

Here is some educational information to help you diagnose your lawn. Mites and chinch bugs can cause considerable damage to your lawn if left undiagnosed and not treated in 3 weeks or less. Have you seen any chinch bugs lately? We are seeing an infestation! These tiny insects live in lawn grasses above the soil, feeding... Read more »


6 Secrets to a Lush, Green Lawn!

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