Summer pruning & deadheading

All trees can be pruned year-round, but most trees do best if pruned in the early spring or late fall. Specific trees, like maple, birch and walnut trees, can be pruned in the summer with little problem. Most trees can take a slight trimming year-round and it is important to remove dead branches to reduce the […]

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Add a splash to summer

Add a splash to summer

Now that most of the planting has been done, summer blooms call us to linger in the garden a little longer. As you’re relaxing outdoors, it’s a great time to think structure and embellish your landscape. Have a small, tucked away corner? Add a sturdy garden bench to linger and renew your perspective. Lead the […]

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Seed planting for fall crops

As we reach the mid-point of summer, it is time to start planning ahead and planting seeds for fall vegetable crops like cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, kale, carrots and brussels sprouts.  With lower levels of light, more consistent moisture, and the occasional light frost, cool weather crops can excel well into the waning days of […]

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Toughen up your lawn

Kentucky bluegrass has gotten a bad rap as a high water-consuming lawn grass. Many folks have ripped out bluegrass and started over with fescue, blue gramma or buffalograss. The establishment period of these alternative grasses often takes more water, and usually has to be reseeded. In many periods of drought and watering restrictions, some alternative […]

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 Heat Stress

As the summer temperatures start to rise above 85 F., many of our plants will inevitably start to feel the adverse effects of heat stress.  Heat stress occurs when temperatures are hot enough for a sufficient period of time to cause irreversible damage to plant function or development.   Signs of heat stress include wilting, yellowing […]

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Control annual weedy grasses

If crabgrass is taking hold in your lawn this summer, now is the time to act. Grassy weeds like quackgrass, crabgrass, tall fescue and bromegrass are common invaders in Colorado lawns. They spread by seed, and have a nasty habit of growing in large, thick clumps. The best control is an herbicide, but it will […]

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Yellowing leaves may mean iron deficiency

Yellowing leaves may mean iron deficiency

Do some of your plants look like they need a pick-me-up? Iron supplements can correct chlorotic plants. Symptoms include a general yellowing on all or just part of the plant, along with visibly green veins. Talk to one of our nursery professionals about the right iron product for your situation.

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Water wisely this summer

As the weather turns warm and dry, now is a critical time to water efficiently. Outdoor water use accounts for about 55 percent of the residential water use in the Front Range urban area, most of which is used on turf, according to the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. If you just planted a tree, […]

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Plant bulbs in autumn for spring color

Plant bulbs in autumn for spring color

Every Autumn, our garden shop is taken over with a diverse selection of bulbs for Spring color! Tulips, daffodils, iris, crocus and more are available in a rainbow of colors. These bulbs can be planted up until the soil freezes, but shop early for the best selection! We also offer amaryllis and paper white bulbs that can […]

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Mum’s the word

Looking for some late-summer, early autumn perennial bloomers? Add a colorful chrysanthemum to your flower bed or fall container garden! Fort Collins Nursery offers hundreds of these prolific, hardy and beautifully bushy perennials. Mums come in a wide variety of colors, from yellow, pink, magenta, red, lavender, and more. Blooms on mums typically last for weeks providing a […]

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