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Weeds in Rock Mulch

Yard Care Tasks for March

Now that spring is here, it’s time to get busy. What do you need to do this month? 1. Finish spring cleanup, if you haven’t already. The time for getting ornamental grasses cut back is NOW. Don’t delay. Learn more about this here. 2. If you have areas of rock mulch or decorative rock and […]

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Late Summer Weed Control

With all the rain that fell in July in southern Colorado, the weeds have been growing, well, like weeds. It’s incredible to see them grow so quickly in warm, wet weather conditions. If you haven’t gotten a chance to take care of them yet, it’s time to take action soon. Many of their seeds are […]

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Healthy Kentucky bluegrass lawn in May

August Is The Best Time to Install a Lawn

Want to install a Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue lawn? Do it in August. Despite the fact that most people seed or sod a lawn in spring, August is a much better time to tackle this type of project. Why? When you’re seeding or sodding a lawn, there are a couple of things you want […]

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Close up prickly poppy

Weed or Wildflower #2

Back in May, I wrote my first post about determining if a plant was a weed or wildflower. You might have been out in your yard and come across a plant that strikes you as pretty, but you don’t remember planting it. The thought may cross your mind, “Is this a weed or a wildflower?” […]

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Redroot pigweed

Winning against Weeds

While mid-summer thunderstorms bring a welcome relief from the heat, they also spur the growth of summer weeds. In July and August, weeds like spotted spurge, purslane, redroot pigweed and lamb’s quarters threaten to take over, often seemingly overnight. Sometimes it’s satisfying to pull a few weeds. But spending the whole summer weeding can be […]

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Redstem filaree

Weed or Wildflower?

Have you ever been out in your yard and come across a plant that strikes you as pretty, but you don’t remember planting it? The thought may cross your mind, “Is this a weed or a wildflower?” In other words, “Should I be nurturing this plant or killing it?” One such plant you may have […]

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Downy brome cheatgrass

Down with Downy Brome

After the spring moisture we received, many landscape plants have decided to green up after all. So have the weeds. One you may have noticed is downy brome (Bromus tectorum), also known as cheatgrass. Now is the time to remove it so you prevent it from becoming a worse problem. How do you know if […]

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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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Dandelion growing in lawn

Dealing with Dandelions

This seems to be the week of the dandelion. Have you noticed their yellow flowers dotting landscapes everywhere? The first spring flush of dandelions delights children and drives homeowners to the big box stores. Despite their temporary beauty, it’s a great idea to jump on the dandelions while you still have a chance to win […]

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