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When Will it Freeze?

October 7th, 2015

Protect your sprinkler system from an early freeze. We’ve enjoyed a record-breaking warm September throughout much of Colorado and even though it’s October, we’re still running our sprinkler systems!  Yet, the temperature can take a sudden nose dive into a … Continue reading

Ready for Frost?

October 7th, 2015

Fall has officially arrived.  We are now a few days beyond the average first date of frost which occurs around September 20th.  While the forecast still shows several nice days ahead, that first plant-startling night of frost could be as … Continue reading

Tired of Petunias?

September 18th, 2015

By mid-September, the flowers that thrived in the summer heat can start to look a little tired.   With fall in the air, it’s time to bring fresh seasonal color into our containers and planting beds.  That color shift will … Continue reading

Do You Know When to Harvest Your Vegetables?

September 11th, 2015

It’s finally about time to harvest those tomatoes, squash and green beans we’ve been patiently growing all summer long.  There’s been a good deal of effort, but as seasoned gardeners will tell you, the real work happens at the harvest … Continue reading

How Hard Does Your Landscape Work?

September 4th, 2015

Day in and day out our landscapes work for us.  Even though we usually think about the sweat equity we, as busy weed-pulling and lawn-mowing humans invest in them, our landscapes do labor for us.   This holiday weekend as … Continue reading

What’s a Garden Worth?

September 4th, 2015

Even though this growing season got off to bumpy start with drenching rains and hail, the harvest is beginning.  There are some harvesting tips below – but before you go there, take a minute to think about the ROI out … Continue reading

Veggies to Plant Now

September 4th, 2015

Our night-time temps are cooling – and the hours of sunshine are growing less each day.   These are the right conditions to plant leafy greens, root crops and tender herbs for fall harvest. The cooler weather with less sunlight … Continue reading

Growing Grasses in Your Garden

September 4th, 2015

While ornamental grasses first showed up as an unproven landscape trend, they have settled in as a mainstay within Colorado’s landscape. Many of these grasses offer what Colorado gardeners crave by being low-water, gardener-friendly plants that bring their own subtle … Continue reading

Know About Heat-Stressed Veggies

September 4th, 2015

Now that Colorado is finally moving into the hot days of summer, be aware of how warmer temps affect edibles – especially our No. 1 homegrown crop, tomatoes. While we often think tomatoes thrive on warm days, that’s not exactly … Continue reading

Is Your Lawn Stressed?

September 4th, 2015

We’re having a heat wave and lawns are showing the stress.  A heat-stressed lawn shows up in faded color, brown spots, footprints that don’t spring back after you walk across the grass – and dry soil underneath. A sprinkler system … Continue reading