Lawn & Garden Care

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...

Growing Grasses in Your Garden

September 04, 2015
While ornamental grasses first showed up as an unproven landscape trend, they have settled in as a mainstay within Colorado’s landscape. Many of these grasses offer what Colorado...

Is Your Lawn Stressed?

September 04, 2015
We’re having a heat wave and lawns are showing the stress.  A heat-stressed lawn shows up in faded color, brown spots, footprints that don’t spring back after you walk across...

Use hardy ice plants to bring low-growing color

June 03, 2015
Colorado is fortunate to have a wide assortment of plants introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens’ Senior Curator, Panayoti Kelaidis. Among his finds are  South African ice plants...

Dealing with rain

May 27, 2015
Because of extended rains, most planting beds are full of mud, muk and yuk.  Even if you are willing to take a shovel to these super-saturated soils, is it worth the effort? The short...

Great Gift Ideas

May 17, 2015
 #1 – Grafted tomatoes While they have been available for a couple of years, gardeners are just becoming aware of these tomatoes. Their benefits are that they are more vigorous,...

Winning The War on Weeds

April 13, 2015
Now there’s warm weather and suddenly, it’s dandelion season. They are blooming their yellow heads off, bind weed is winding its way around the garden and thistle, mallow and...

Getting the Veggie Season Off the Ground

March 23, 2015
Growing your own veggies that can go from the garden to the table in a matter of minutes is not a fad but a solid trend. Even restaurants are establishing their own gardens to give their...

Help Plants Survive the Snow

February 23, 2015
The heavy snowfall predicted this weekend is a reminder that we’re heading into the season of heavy spring snows when plants may need extra TLC from their human caretakers. Deep...

Are Your Plants Dry? Probably.

February 06, 2015
This weekend marks the midpoint between two weeks of almost spring-like weather throughout much of Colorado. This weekend could also be a critical time to water plants as warm temps and...

What Do Plants Need in January?

January 16, 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...

How Do You Mulch?

December 16, 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...