Lawn & Garden Care

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ahead,...

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...

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...

Know About Heat-Stressed Veggies

September 04, 2015
Now that Colorado is finally moving into the hot days of summer, be aware of how warmer temps affect edibles – especially our No. 1 homegrown crop, tomatoes. While we often...

Veggies to Plant Now

September 04, 2015
Our night-time temps are cooling – and the hours of sunshine are growing less each day.   These are the right conditions to plant leafy greens, root crops and tender herbs for fall...

What’s a Garden Worth?

September 04, 2015
Even though this growing season got off to bumpy start with drenching rains and hail, the harvest is beginning.  There are some harvesting tips below – but before you go there, take...