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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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Boulder County Late Summer

Yard Care Tasks for September

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s a great time to take care of a few yard care tasks. Here are my recommendations for the month of September: Core Aerate Your Lawn if Necessary With three kids, my lawn withstands a ton of traffic over the summer. By late summer, the upper soil […]

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Wilting Redroot Pigweed

Weed to the Finish Line

I am so tired of weeding. I swear I pull them and when I return, there’s even more. Talk about feeling like gerbil on a wheel. If you feel like you’ve been bombarded by weeds this year, you’re not alone. The regular rainfall we’ve received this summer has caused a lot of weed seeds to […]

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How to Weed with a garden hoe

Don’t Forget the Power of the Garden Hoe

I have to admit that I get stuck using the three tools I carry around with me when I garden. Sometimes I forget there are some very effective tools that work wonders in the right situation. One such tool is the simple garden hoe. Even though it’s one of the most widely used weeding tools […]

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Russian Thistle Mid-Sized Weed

Russian Thistle: Pull It!

Now that we’ve covered two easy weeds, let’s move on to one of the bad boys on the block. Meet Russian thistle. This is one you definitely want to get rid of if you have it. Here’s what it looks like. As a small seedling, it has thin, string-like leaves that are succulent and soft. […]

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Prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola

Prickly Lettuce: Pull It!

Alright, on to the next weed in the series! Here’s another easy one to identify and control. Meet prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola). Prickly lettuce is a very common weed in Colorado landscapes. It’s called prickly lettuce because it’s a close relative to the lettuce that you and I often eat, plus each leaf has prickles […]

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Horseweed, Conyza canadensis

Horseweed: Pull it!

With all the rain, the weeds are growing like crazy. Many of them are little tikes right now, but there’s potential for weeds to create big problems down the road. Just like a toddler with a “behavior issue,” it’s a good idea to get control of them right now before they get out of hand. […]

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Table Mountain Iceplant

Yard Care Tasks for June

Looks like it’s time to get out in the yard again! After an exceptionally cool and rainy May, it seems like the weather is going to turn nicer as we head into June. Here’s what I’d recommend for this month: Make sure you mow regularly for the next few weeks. There’s often a 3-4 week […]

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