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Starting Vegetables from Seed Indoors

By Laurel Aiello With spring right around the corner, many of us have been busting out our seed packets and getting to work. March is a great time to plant vegetable seeds indoors so they’re ready to transfer into the garden after our last frost, giving us a head-start on our short growing season (and […]

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Tips for Happy Houseplants

By Laurel Aiello Houseplants have become more popular over the last few years, and it’s no surprise why: they add life and color to the home while improving the health and happiness of those inside. However, it’s not always easy to keep houseplants looking as great as they did in the greenhouse, the desert or […]

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A Year of Garden To-Do’s

By Alex Tisthammer There is a common misconception that gardeners take the winter off. However, there is plenty you can do throughout the year to keep your yard happy, healthy and looking beautiful! Print this guide out and hang it on your fridge so you have it handy when you’re wondering, “What do I need […]

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Winter Care for Trees & Shrubs

By Jesse Eastman Winter along the Colorado Front Range is defined by dry air, minimal precipitation, low soil moisture, fluctuating temperatures, the occasional heavy wet snow, and intense sun. It’s a high-desert climate, and because of this, our dormant landscapes, and especially our woody trees and shrubs, need some extra care to avoid winter damage.  […]

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What to do about Water Restrictions

Recently, City Manager Darin Atteberry signed a declaration and order for “mandatory action level IV water restrictions on lawn watering and other outdoor water uses in order to avoid a water shortage due to the ongoing drought conditions, Cameron Peak fire and infrastructure repairs known as the Horsetooth Outlet Project (HOP).” (Click here for more […]

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Adjust Watering Schedule for Autumn & Winter

Even though winter is here and plants are dormant they still need winter watering in our high desert climate. We recommend thoroughly watering trees, shrubs, lawns and perennial beds at least once a month. Remember to water when temperatures are above 40 degrees, and with enough time for the water to fully soak into the soil. […]

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Winter Watering for Houseplants

Plants need water – just not as much as you’d think.  Many people stick to a watering schedule of about once a week for their houseplants.  While this is generally a good rule to follow, you may need to change your habits in the winter.  The amount of water plants use is reflected by their […]

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Are your evergreens looking yellow or brown? This might be why…

Extreme temperature changes over short periods of time during winter months can leave evergreen trees looking a little yellow and sad. There are a number of different reasons an evergreen tree might be turning yellow/brown and/or dropping needles this time of year. Sometimes it’s perfectly healthy, other times it’s not. How do you tell the difference, […]

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What to do with old Christmas trees

Most municipalities in the U.S. offer some kind of recycling program for dried out Christmas trees, and the variety of uses for those tired old trees is truly astonishing. Probably the most common way trees are recycled is via the wood chipper, producing mulch that is then distributed to residents or used in city projects […]

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Winter care for woody shrubs, trees

Don’t forget to water your woody trees and shrubs! Pick a day through the winter that is over 40 degrees and water thoroughly through the winter. Late winter is also a good time to prune deciduous trees and shrubs. Thinning cuts help encourage growth and increase the amount of light reaching inside branches. Winter is also a […]

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