Residential

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...

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...

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...

Protecting Your Trees from Winter Damage

December 16, 2014
The first big snowfall of the season is always a wake-up call to prepare the landscape for the winter ahead. Winterize the sprinkler system, mulch around perennials – and protect...

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...

What About Those Leaves?

October 24, 2014
Did you know that leaves really don’t “turn” color per se?   The colors we see in fall leaves have actually been there all season long!    In the fall when the...

Extend your Outdoor Living Season

October 20, 2014
Nice weather this week has been a reminder that fall can be glorious in Colorado.  There are many great days ahead to enjoy outdoor living even when there’s a chill in the air....

Pumpkins, the Quintessential Fall Vegetable

October 17, 2014
When many people think of the Fall season they think of carving pumpkins, spooky Halloween costumes, and brightly colored trees. Pumpkins are an essential part of the Fall season. Besides...

Trim up your Fruit Trees for Fall

October 10, 2014
Winter storms and snow accumulation can wreak havoc on your fruit bearing trees. The Fall season is a great time to prepare to trim your fruit trees. You want to trim fruit trees after they...

Time to Tuck Your Garden in For Winter

October 10, 2014
Veggie growth in most edible gardens is about done because of the cooler night-time temps and fewer hours of daylight.   With less going on, it’s time to think about fall clean-up....

Fall Composting

October 08, 2014
With the Fall season well underway many people are setting aside their weekends to clean up their gardens and prepare their home for cooler weather. When you are cleaning up your garden it...

Dip, Duck, Doge, and Divide!

October 07, 2014
The Fall season is a great time to divide the beautiful perennials in your garden. Dividing your perennials is a great way to revive older plants while at the same time creating brand new...