Lawn and Garden
A common issue we’re hearing about in the Colorado State University Extension office this spring is dead turf. Here’s strategies to help.
Beekeeping is intriguing, exciting and challenging – and is an important way to support the environment
Xeriscaping is becoming more popular along Colorado’s Front Range due to many factors such as a need to be good stewards of our water resources, attracting pollinators to the landscape or saving time and money spent on a typical lawn.
The Charles (Chuck) Bliss Trial Garden will be dedicated Monday, May 16, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.
With outdoor living at its height of desirability, homes with beautiful flowers attract prospective home buyers as well as Colorado’s winged wonders that dart into view sometime in late April – hummingbirds.
By Shane Markham Rocky Mountain Sod Growers LONGMONT – Lack of education and understanding concerning the true water needs of turfgrass is contributing to continued water conservation issues, wasteful watering practices, and the unnecessary removal of grass from the...
Whether you’re looking for herb and vegetable starts, or annuals and perennials to beautify your yard and create wildlife habitat, you are in luck; it’s plant sale season!
A dynamic and practical example of truly Colorado-specific native plants can be found at the High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), located on the western edge of the Centerra development at I-25 and U.S. 34 in Loveland.
What’s the buzz about native plants? Find out at the 7th Annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference!
The average temperature for the last six months is the hottest recorded in Colorado and the country as a whole, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Boulder County and Colorado State University Extension Boulder County are available to help affected homeowners with the recovery process.
If you are new to Colorado, you will soon learn that snow is the source of most the hydrology in the state. Therefore everyone – commercial and residential users, farmers and ranchers, rafters and fishermen – keep an eye to the snowpack as we enter a water year, Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
We need to be planning how we can help plants survive the drought conditions while conserving water. Here are some suggestions.
Small pines, aromatic mini-trees, and flowering cacti are the perfect touch for your décor. Try these care tips:
There are some simple things you can do now to winterize your trees. One such task is tree wrapping.
Here are some trees, shrubs and perennials you might consider adding to your landscape. They not only provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife but also provide winter interest in your landscape.
Halloween horrors aren’t always connected to the spirits of the dead, even though the ancient holiday is. Some of the spookiest creatures on the planet are products of human imagination trying to explain the workings of Mother Nature, or using Mother Nature to...
We all need to muse more, and fall is the perfect time for sitting, pondering and reflecting, particularly in front of a fire.
I recently underwent a health assessment which involved a lengthy questionnaire on how I care for myself. Things went smoothly until the interviewer asked about any exercise I routinely do. I said “gardening.”
It can be easy to forget to keep them clean, but gutter cleaning is a vital step in home maintenance.
Ah, fall in Colorado! Sunny days with cool, crisp air, blue skies and colorful foliage. Unfortunately we never know how long this weather will last. Thus now is the time to winterize your home and yard.
What characteristics make weeds so successful and able to annoy us and resist our attempts to eliminate them from our properties?
Home gardening surged in interest over the past two summers, largely because people were looking for distraction during our home-bound time.
Along with all the garden bounty that comes this time of year is one of my favorites, the apple.
When the heat switched on, lawns stressed, with Kentucky Bluegrass going dormant to escape the near-hundred degree temperatures. Brown spots in yards are blooming faster than the roses.
We’re getting more proficient at making artificial things appear like the real thing. From plant-based Impossible Burgers to porcelain tiles that are the spitting image of marble, reproductions sometimes offer benefits that improve upon the real deal. Artificial grass has improved over time, too.
Turf often gets a bad rap. Because people do not really understand the water requirements of their lawns, or newly established sod, it is often mischaracterized as a water guzzler. However, grass doesn’t waste water, people do.
When it comes to gardens, your piece of paradise can look like another person’s maintenance nightmare. This is especially true if you’re selling your home. You’ll want to do all you can to increase your property value, and planting a low-maintenance garden can help.
With the recent moisture and the heat of summer, summer annual weeds have sprouted and are growing in Colorado.
Summer heated up in a hurry in Colorado, and yards, vegetables and trees are showing the price of the record heat in between the rains.