Gardens

DIY Composting

July 22, 2014
Colorado’s poor soil conditions can make gardening a challenging task. One of the best ways any gardener can improve their garden’s soil conditions is to add organic matter to the...

Yard Safety Tips: For You and Your Pets

July 18, 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...

New to Colorado Gardening? What You Need to Know

July 18, 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...

It’s Time to Check Out the Sprinklers

July 18, 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...

Are you tossing your salad when you plant?

June 06, 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...

Were you hit by hail?

May 23, 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,...

Now is the Time to Plant

May 16, 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...

Flowering Plants for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2014
Give mom plants for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is traditionally when we give mom flowers and giving her planted ones means she can enjoy them all season long. And remember that...

Will You Be Working in Your Garden This Weekend?

April 04, 2014
Gardening between storms Yesterday’s snow along the Front Range reminds us that there are a few more flakes and frosts ahead of us before growing season is officially here.  ...

Create and Protect Spring Color

March 29, 2014
Throughout much of Colorado April is the shoulder season for spring color. At lower elevations and in protected areas, the early bulbs of spring are popping up to paint the first...

Can You Plant Perennials in March?

March 15, 2014
This week one of our readers wrote and said she’d been to a large warehouse store, saw the big display of packaged bare-root perennials and couldn’t resist the temptation to buy...

What’s The Vibe in Your Yard?

March 09, 2014
Our yards say something to us when we turn into the driveway at night – and they also say something about us to others who drive or walk past.   They welcome us home with a...