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The heat is on

Date posted: July 12, 2021

The Front Range is hot right now, and your plants might be feeling it a little too much. Here are a few tips for helping your landscape cope with high temperatures and sun. The best defense is a good offense The best way to help your plants survive Colorado’s altitude, intense sun, cold winters, and... Read more »

Slower is smarter

Date posted: July 5, 2021

Smart technology can help you save money, conserve water, and keep your landscape looking great. As we kick off Smart Irrigation Month, we’ve got a tip for using technology to do just that: water slowly. If water is applied too quickly, it can run off into the street or sidewalk instead of being absorbed into... Read more »

Try native grasses

Date posted: June 29, 2021

Turf serves an important purpose: it provides recreation areas for adults, kids, and pets alike. But native grasses bring a character all their own, with the added bonus of being low-water and low-maintenance once established. Ornamental grasses can also provide height, varying texture, movement, and year-round interest. Consider adding them to your landscape this year.... Read more »

Bees get thirsty too

Date posted: June 22, 2021

Next week is Pollinator Week, when we celebrate all that the many types of pollinators—bees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies and more—do for us. It’s a good time to think of ways you can support your local pollinators. Remember that when it’s hot outside, pollinators get thirsty too. Offer pollinators a sip of water There are... Read more »

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 »


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