Caring for your lawn

The recommended height for blue grass lawns is 2 ½”-3″. Mow frequently so that no more than 1/3 of the grass height is removed during a single mowing. With this program, you will be mowing every 4-5 days in the Spring and every 7-10 days in the Summer. Keep ryegrass, fescue and wheatgrass to a […]

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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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Speaking of Weeds….

Did something new pop up in your garden? Did you hope it was a volunteer? Keep a close eye on your garden for noxious weeds. Invasive, aggressively-spread weeds can take over after very little time. Some of the worst Colorado noxious weeds are:  leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, diffuse knapweed, Russian knapweed, Canada thistle, musk thistle, […]

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Help attract beneficial bees and butterflies

Make your garden more hospitable to bees and butterflies! Reduce the use of pesticides Plant nectar-rich food that blooms through the summer Provide a shallow water source and a flat rock Leave a small patch of bare ground for bees to establish underground nests Bees are most attracted to white, yellow, blue, pink and purple […]

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Spotting a Fido-friendly lawn

One problem troubling dog owners is urination spots in the lawn. Grass will yellow and die, often ringed by lush, dark green grass. The dead spots are caused by concentrated salt and ammonia in the urine, which has a similar effect of burning from over-fertilization. The myth that female dogs urine is more damaging is […]

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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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Successive sowing in the garden

Successive sowing of seeds in your vegetable garden will ensure a harvest all season long. Plant bush beans, beets, carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi and peas now for a fall crop. Warm season vegetables, such as beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, okra, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin and squash should start to flower and fruit. Removing ripe fruit will […]

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Pest control the natural way

Try fighting pests with their natural enemies! Beneficial insects prey upon pests that damage your plants. In our Garden Shop you can seasonally find ladybugs, praying mantid eggs, earth worms and nematodes. We may also be able to order predatory mites to control spider mites, tricho-gramma to control caterpillars, green lacewings to control aphids and delphastus to […]

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Start seeds now for strong, healthy plants

The winter months are an excellent time to get a head start on your garden! Seeds are a wonderful and cost-effective way to try new varieties of vegetables. After choosing your seeds, be sure to follow specific starting instructions. Provide a draft-free 65-75 degree area, and a sunny window or full-spectrum grow light to get seedlings […]

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Pinch of seed for pounds of produce

With Stay-At-Home orders currently in place, many of us are trying to limit our number of trips to the grocery stores, making it harder to keep fresh produce on our plates. Growing produce from seed is a great alternative and now is the perfect time to incorporate a minor lifestyle change that will yield major […]

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