Residential

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...

Giving Your Lawn Tough Love?

April 24, 2015
In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn In the spring, don’t spoil your lawn. Kids who are spoiled keep asking for more. And turf grass that is spoiled by over-watering will also...

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...

Who Grows Your Garden?

March 17, 2015
Did you know that 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables will actually eat them? That means kids will want to eat peas, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and maybe even spinach! This is...

Getting Ready for Spring?

March 09, 2015
Lingering snow and cold temps tell us our yards are still down for their long winter’s nap. Thankfully, that hibernation will soon end. Spring is just weeks away and gardeners with...

Got Seeds?

March 03, 2015
Spring planting is just around the corner, so now is the time to sort out the old seeds and order new ones. Popular varieties can sell out, so the early bird will catch the best seeds....

Keeping Rain In Your Yard

February 23, 2015
How to save some rain. One approach to cutting water use is to collect rain that runs off the roof into a rain barrel. Residents in dry areas around the country collect rain to water their...

What’s Alive Under Your Feet? Soil Matters.

February 06, 2015
The two most critical elements to sustaining life as we know it are water and soil. But when it comes to which one gets the spotlight, water always seems to win. It keeps the upper hand if...

Are You Growing Clean Air?

February 06, 2015
It has long been said that plants are the lungs of the earth. They produce oxygen and clean the air of toxins. Those of us who love the outdoors often report the beneficial impacts that...

The Hazards of Ice Melt

December 16, 2014
Colorado’s recent dive into the deep freeze meant a lot of us were strewing ice melt over steps and walkways. It’s a fact of life during the Colorado winter.   While we...

Planting Your Next Plant Oasis

December 16, 2014
It may be only months, but it feels like an eternity ’til we see the peonies bloom again. That’s a sad thought for many, but the good news is that we can use the nice weekend...

Festive Pottery During the Holidays

December 16, 2014
Outdoor plant containers don’t have to be packed away until spring. Those planters that grew petunias and pansies a few months ago can be dressed up for the holidays – and...