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What’s in your yard?

November 22nd, 2015

Repurpose, recycle, reward In the fall, the cozy indoors invites us to circle up around the football game and with comfort food.  Now is the down season to unwind from a busy summer and regenerate.  Yet, there are still fun … Continue reading

Putting Up Holiday Lights?

November 22nd, 2015

As soon as the Thanksgiving dinner is done, many people are ready to throw the switch on their outdoor holiday lights.  If that’s your plan, get organized now.  Here are a few tips to consider. Simpler is better Whether it’s … Continue reading

Want to Stop Raking Leaves?

November 7th, 2015

It’s OK to run over the leaves that have fallen on your lawn with a mulching lawnmower.  Seriously. The horticulturists at Colorado State University say so – and they site the research by fellow plant geeks at Michigan State University … Continue reading

Are Your Trees Ready for Winter?

November 7th, 2015

The shoulder season between fall and full-on winter can be damaging for trees when snow falls before they’ve dropped all their leaves.  The snow clings to every leaf, weighs down the branches and they can break. Now is when we … Continue reading

Ready to Remove Snow?

October 23rd, 2015

It’s the time of year when you need to know where the snow shovel is.  And if you’re tired of the back strain, you might be ready to trade that shovel in for a snow thrower – especially with forecasts … Continue reading

Planted Your Tulips Yet?

October 16th, 2015

r fall landscaping chores aren’t really complete unless we’ve planted bulbs that will show up as early spring flowers next year.  When they pop up through the snow they tell us the winter doldrums are over and another growing season … Continue reading

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