Give your lawn a breath of fresh air

As soon as the soils warms in Spring, it’s a good time to have your lawn aerated. Aeration, which is better for your lawn then thatch raking, will reduce soil compaction and to improve nutrient and moisture delivery. Lawns will also benefit from more oxygen to the grasses’ root system. If thatch in your lawn […]

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Plant a kitchen herb garden

Whether indoors or out, a fresh culinary delight can be found in a kitchen herb garden. It’s easy to do, and a beautiful, edible addition to any garden, patio or windowsill. First, find a container that provides plenty of room for your herbs roots and good drainage. Place a pottery shard or rock over the […]

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Cool season vegetable gardens

Late March is a great time to start planting cool season vegetables. Cool season crops prefer cool daytime temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees, and down to 40 degrees at night. Semi-Hardy vegetables such as beets, carrots, cauliflower, parsley, parsnips, potatoes and Swiss chard are less tolerant of a frost, and may need some additional protection. Using […]

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Growing pumpkins

Pumpkins, with their edible flesh and long storage life are a warm season crop. They require a long growing season of nearly 85 days, so it’s best to start them indoors from seed. About a week after the last frost (on average May 15 along the northern Colorado front range), pumpkins can be planted outdoors. […]

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Test soil before amending

Test soil before amending

Soil tests are one of the most essential keys to a successful landscape. Many people add an all-in-one fertilizer every spring, thinking one application and forget about it. This can actually build up nutrients to levels that lead to plants’ decline. Besides basic at-home test kits available at the nursery, we have the added benefit […]

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Cut back ornamental grass

After ornamental grass has displayed great winter interest to the landscape, it is finally time to cut it back for new growth. Use sharp hedge shears for a clean cut about 4-6  inches from the soil level. Did your grass become overcrowded and lose some vigor? You can also divide grasses after trimming them back […]

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Growing sunflowers

Sunflowers are not only an attractive flower, they also have rich history providing edible seed crops. Sunflowers do best when planted directly in the soil, after night temperatures warm to above 50 degrees. As their name suggests, need plenty of sunlight (minimum of 6 hours per day). They will also turn their flower heads to […]

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Harden off greenhouse plants before transplant

Ever wonder why you’d need to harden off a vegetable starter plant? This term refers to the acclimation process of preparing a plant to move from warm indoor growing conditions to cooler outdoor conditions. About two weeks before planting, move plants outdoors to an area protected from blustery winds. Each day, gradually give them more […]

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Tomatoes and epsom salts

Did you know tomato plants like salty soils? In other parts of the country with acidic soils, Epsom Salt water produce bigger blooms and healthier tomato plants. Magnesium Sulfate helps the plant absorb phosphate fertilizers and increases the plants natural resistance to disease. Since Colorado soils are loaded with calcium and magnesium, you should only […]

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Apply pre-emergent in early spring

Apply pre-emergent in early spring

Many of the best lawns are spoiled by a stubborn patch of crabgrass that sneaks back year after year. Crabgrass and annual weeds, including some broadleaf weeds, can be controlled with a pre-emergent herbicide. To be effective, pre-emergents need to be applied in early spring, before seeds germinate. Weeds seeds germinate when soil temperatures are […]

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