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Giant Crocus in Spring

Time for Spring Cleanup!

March is the time to get busy in your yard!  When you can go outside without a jacket for a few days, it’s the perfect signal to dust off the gardening gloves and pruners. Here’s my advice on what to do sooner than later. Prune your shrubs, if needed. It’s important to do any pruning […]

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Deer damage on shrub

Yard Care Tasks for October

October is here! It’s a great time to take care of a few tasks in your yard so your yard will be in great shape come spring. Here are my suggestions. Continue to water It’s important for your plants to go into dormancy well-hydrated. This gives them a better chance to survive Colorado’s dry winters […]

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A mulch ring at the base of a tree

Love Your Tree…with a Mulch Ring

It’s a great time of year to plant a tree. If the tree planting is on your list of things to do this summer, be sure to channel some of your enthusiasm towards caring for your new tree after it’s planted. If you’re planting a tree in a lawn area, it’s really important to install […]

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Yard Care Tasks for April

Now that spring has definitely arrived, what should you be doing to take care of your yard? Here is my advice. Water regularly Beginning to water your landscape regularly should be your top priority. New leaves are starting to grow on many plants, which is a loud signal that your plants need regular moisture. Since […]

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columbine

Do and Don’t This Warm Valentine’s Weekend

Wow it’s warm for February! My daughter asked me why we didn’t own a convertible car. I answered, “Because we live in Colorado. It could be freezing next week.” In fact, it looks like President’s Day will be snowy. Talk about erratic weather! With the unusually warm conditions, it can be confusing to know what […]

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Weeds in thin wood mulch

Time to topdress mulch

If you have areas of your yard that are mulched with a wood chip or bark product, now is a great time to topdress it. Here are a couple of reasons to tackle mulching soon. Take advantage of free mulch while it lasts. Some communities only offer free mulch in the spring. If you live […]

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