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May Yard Care Tasks

It looks like spring has finally arrived! This weekend should be beautiful, which may inspire you to do some yard work. To help you figure out what to do for your Colorado landscape during the month of May, I’ve made a new video. I discuss how to care for you lawn, your landscape plants and […]

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April Yard Care Tasks

The month of April is off to a wild start! The major spring snowstorm caused branch breakage and delivered some much-needed moisture. To help you figure out what you need to do for your landscape during the month of April, I made a video summarizing the most important tasks. In the video, I talk about lawn […]

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Yard Care Tips for May

Finally! It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend to work in the yard. I’ve gotten a bit behind due to the snow, so I’m going to address the most important things first. Here’s my list for this weekend. Turn on your sprinkler system. As soon as the weather warms up, our lawns and […]

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How to Finger Rake for Spring Cleanup

In the world of fancy tools, it’s weird to recommend using your hand as a rake. However, I find that it’s actually my favorite way to clean up matted groundcovers. I made a short video where I cleaned up orange carpet hummingbird trumpet by finger raking. In this case, a garden tool would have been less useful. […]

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Prepare for Winter Weather

With much of the Front Range facing the possibility of snow tonight and sub-freezing temperatures mid-week, here are a few considerations to care for your landscape: If you haven’t yet fertilized your lawn for the last time this year, it’s still worth doing before the snow hits. Fertilizing in late fall keeps your lawn slightly green […]

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What? No Fall Frost Yet?

If you ignore Grand Junction and La Junta, most of Colorado normally experiences the first frost of fall sometime in late September or October. And yet, it’s October 27 and there hasn’t been a fall frost. Weird. Colorado is definitely unpredictable. So what does this extended fall mean to our landscape plants? Here’s a short […]

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