Gardens

Manage Japanese Beetles | Tip of the Week

July 29, 2022
Japanese beetles have descended upon many Front Range communities. These exotic pests love many of our favorite plants, including roses, Virginia creeper, sunflowers, and green bean...

Time for a mid-summer makeover | Tip of the Week

July 15, 2022
Now is a good time to refresh garden areas, as some annuals have likely begun to fade. Choose some perennials that will tolerate the hot days still ahead and bring color to your garden...

Helping Plants Through a Heat Wave and Saving Water at the Same Time | Tip of the Week

July 08, 2022
Even in our high plain's region, the higher the normal heat, dryness, and extreme temperature swings of our summers can cause stress and potential damage to the garden. Even plants...

Pollinator Waterers and Shelters | Tip of the Week

June 24, 2022
Pollinators need sources of water for many purposes, including drinking. Butterflies, for example will gather and sip at shallow pools, mud puddles or even birdbaths. You can easily create one...

2022 Plants of the year | Tip of the Week

December 31, 2021
Each year, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) chooses its plants of the year in several categories: annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and edible plants. This year they also added a...

The benefits of an outdoor living space| Tip of the Week

November 26, 2021
Over the last couple of years, many of us have spent more time than ever in our yards. When you were giving thanks yesterday, we hope that you spent a moment appreciating all that your...

Why you need to wrap young trees | Tip of the Week

November 05, 2021
Were you one of the many people who planted new trees during the pandemic? If you've got a young tree with thin bark, you should consider wrapping it for the winter. In this blog post we...

Tips on planting spring bulbs | Tip of the Week

October 29, 2021
If you haven't planted bulbs yet for next spring, there may still be time. Planting now gives them time to develop roots before the ground freezes. It's an easy project as long as you...

How to prepare for frost in Colorado | Tip of the Week

October 22, 2021
Its been warm this week, but along the Front Range another frost like we had last week could come with little notice at any time. If you haven't yet winterized your sprinkler system, do...

How to Compost now for spring | Tip of the Week things you need to know about composting

October 08, 2021
If you took a cue from last week's tip and mulched your leaves, you might have some extra leaf mulch in your yard. Or maybe you cleaned up your garden and have some plant material left...

How to mulch leaves | Tip of the Week

October 01, 2021
Forget the dreaded feeling of dragging out the rake and trash bags to clock in some hours to get rid of those crunchy fallen leaves. What if we told you that the leaves will improve your...

How to get your lawn ready for fall | Tip of the Week

September 17, 2021
It's a good time to put in some work to help your landscape stay healthy as it heads into dormancy for the winter. It's still warm, but autumn begins next week and we look forward to...