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Help Plants Survive the Snow

February 23rd, 2015

The heavy snowfall predicted this weekend is a reminder that we’re heading into the season of heavy spring snows when plants may need extra TLC from their human caretakers. Deep snowfalls – especially the ones during spring that tend to … Continue reading

Keeping Rain In Your Yard

February 23rd, 2015

How to save some rain. One approach to cutting water use is to collect rain that runs off the roof into a rain barrel. Residents in dry areas around the country collect rain to water their gardens. Yet, in Colorado … Continue reading

What’s Alive Under Your Feet? Soil Matters.

February 6th, 2015

The two most critical elements to sustaining life as we know it are water and soil. But when it comes to which one gets the spotlight, water always seems to win. It keeps the upper hand if for no other … Continue reading

Are Your Plants Dry? Probably.

February 6th, 2015

This weekend marks the midpoint between two weeks of almost spring-like weather throughout much of Colorado. This weekend could also be a critical time to water plants as warm temps and minimal precipitation has created dry soil conditions that can … Continue reading

Are You Growing Clean Air?

February 6th, 2015

It has long been said that plants are the lungs of the earth. They produce oxygen and clean the air of toxins. Those of us who love the outdoors often report the beneficial impacts that trees and lawns have within … Continue reading

Add More Light and Still See the Stars

January 16th, 2015

Brighten the sky without hiding the stars We’re still in the long, dark days of winter. In the morning when we pull out of the driveway, it’s dark – and often the same when we pull back in at night. … Continue reading

What Do Plants Need in January?

January 16th, 2015

Even in winter, plants need TLCEven in winter, plants need TLC If you look across your yard during the dormant season, an overgrown lawn isn’t crying out to be mowed and there probably aren’t many leaves begging to be raked. … Continue reading

How Do You Mulch?

December 16th, 2014

Written by Soils Matter Wednesday, December 10, 2014   Soil is science and what you put on top of soil matters. If you need to get that point across to clients, you can lean on research by soil scientists at … Continue reading

Denver’s Lighting Up for the Holidays

December 16th, 2014

As the holidays approach us, there are many things Denver has to offer for those looking for something fun to do this holiday season. Blossoms of Light The first light exhibit that is being featured is the Blossoms of Light. … Continue reading

How Green Do You Deck the Halls?

December 16th, 2014

It’s traditional to deck the halls during the holidays with greenery dressed up with bows and lights.   There are also green paybacks to be had in your wallet and the environment based on how “green” you want to go. … Continue reading