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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

Festive Pottery During the Holidays

December 16th, 2014

Outdoor plant containers don’t have to be packed away until spring. Those planters that grew petunias and pansies a few months ago can be dressed up for the holidays – and beyond. Containers on the porch add a bright spot … Continue reading

The Hazards of Ice Melt

December 16th, 2014

Colorado’s recent dive into the deep freeze meant a lot of us were strewing ice melt over steps and walkways. It’s a fact of life during the Colorado winter.   While we need to protect people from slipping and falling, … Continue reading

Protecting Your Trees from Winter Damage

December 16th, 2014

The first big snowfall of the season is always a wake-up call to prepare the landscape for the winter ahead. Winterize the sprinkler system, mulch around perennials – and protect trees from snow damage.   Fortunately, in spite of our … Continue reading

Post Halloween Landscape TLC

December 16th, 2014

Once the Halloween treats have been handed out to the ghosts and goblins, make a note that it’s time to give the lawn it’s biggest and final treat of the season. That would be the fall application of fertilizer. After … Continue reading

Planting Your Next Plant Oasis

December 16th, 2014

It may be only months, but it feels like an eternity ’til we see the peonies bloom again. That’s a sad thought for many, but the good news is that we can use the nice weekend ahead to get perennials … Continue reading