Residential

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...

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...

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...

How Green Do You Deck the Halls?

December 16, 2014
It’s traditional to deck the halls during the holidays with greenery dressed up with bows and lights.   There are also green paybacks to be had in your wallet and the environment...