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Yard Safety Tips: For You and Your Pets

July 18th, 2014

We think of our yards as the safe haven: It’s where the dog romps and the kids can run barefoot in the sheer delight of summer.  This safe haven for your family could potentially be a dangerous area of your home. … Continue reading

It’s Time to Check Out the Sprinklers

July 18th, 2014

Most of us run our sprinkler system overnight, so we never really see whether the system is operating properly or not. With temps about to hit the 90-degree range, it’s a smart move to turn on the sprinklers for a … Continue reading

New to Colorado Gardening? What You Need to Know

July 18th, 2014

If you are a newcomer to our beautiful state we would like to welcome you with a little advice that may help ease you into gardening in Colorado. The Weather: Colorado has lower levels of humidity than most states. Also, … Continue reading

Is Your Landscape a Wildscape?

June 18th, 2014

You might not want to coax a bumblebee onto your finger like you would a ladybug

Are you tossing your salad when you plant?

June 6th, 2014

Take the same basic ingredients as always – basil, tomatoes and lettuce – but this year, toss the salad plants and herbs into a different growing pattern.    Plant lettuce underneath the tomatoes and then plant the basil close by, so … Continue reading

Want Stunning Containers?

May 30th, 2014

More than just a pot of petunias The warming weather says “patio season” – time to dress up the patio with containers full of flowers.  To make a stunning container you can enjoy from now until frost, follow these simple … Continue reading

Were you hit by hail?

May 23rd, 2014

The growing season is off to a rough start with hail pelting many areas along the Front Range. With this being just the beginning of the hail season throughout Colorado, it’s good to know what precautions you can take ahead … Continue reading

Now is the Time to Plant

May 16th, 2014

The night-time lows for the next week are up to 40-50 degrees along the Front Range.  These warm nights combined with still warmer day-time temps mean the soil is warming up and ready for planting.   That’s why this weekend … Continue reading

How to Deal with Winter Burn

May 16th, 2014

Brown foliage on evergreen trees and shrubs could be a sign of winter burn.   When outer needles of evergreen trees and leaves on broadleaf evergreens turn brown, especially on the west and southwest sides of these plants that face … Continue reading

Get Your Lawn Off to a Healthy Start

May 16th, 2014

The season of graduation celebrations, weddings and other backyard events is upon us – and the lawn needs to look good for the party. Making the lawn attractive may not seem like rocket science – but if you want a … Continue reading