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What’s your best gift?

December 14, 2015
It’s time to revisit fruit cakes and fudge.   Fruit cakes are not friendly to gluten intolerant folks.  And fudge and other sweet treats aren’t friendly to anyone who wants to...

Putting Up Holiday Lights?

November 22, 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...

What’s in your yard?

November 22, 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...

Want to Stop Raking Leaves?

November 07, 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...

Are Your Trees Ready for Winter?

November 07, 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...

Ready to Remove Snow?

October 23, 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...

Planted Your Tulips Yet?

October 16, 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...

When Will it Freeze?

October 07, 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...

Ready for Frost?

October 07, 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...

Tired of Petunias?

September 18, 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...

Do You Know When to Harvest Your Vegetables?

September 11, 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...

How Hard Does Your Landscape Work?

September 04, 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...