Lawn and Garden

Pet Friendly Landscaping Tips

Pet Friendly Landscaping Tips

August is a great time to assess your landscape and think about what you might want to adjust for next year. One such consideration is how your pets use the yard.

Getting to the ‘root’ of trees

Getting to the ‘root’ of trees

Trees are an important part of Colorado landscapes, especially in our urban centers. However, it’s hard to be a healthy tree in Colorado!

‘Grow & Give’ from your garden this summer

‘Grow & Give’ from your garden this summer

Colorado State University Extension has a solution for your overabundant garden and can help you make the most out of your harvest – it’s called Grow & Give! Through the Grow & Give program

What happened to my lawn?

What happened to my lawn?

A common issue we’re hearing about in the Colorado State University Extension office this spring is dead turf. Here’s strategies to help.

The Buzz on Beekeeping

The Buzz on Beekeeping

Beekeeping is intriguing, exciting and challenging – and is an important way to support the environment

How to start small with xeriscaping

How to start small with xeriscaping

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.

April is lawn care month

April is lawn care month

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...

Plant sales promote gardening and community

Plant sales promote gardening and community

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!

Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery

Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery

Boulder County and Colorado State University Extension Boulder County are available to help affected homeowners with the recovery process.

Winter climate and snowpack: You get what you get

Winter climate and snowpack: You get what you get

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.

Drought in Colorado

Drought in Colorado

We need to be planning how we can help plants survive the drought conditions while conserving water. Here are some suggestions.

Care of holiday plants

Care of holiday plants

Small pines, aromatic mini-trees, and flowering cacti are the perfect touch for your décor. Try these care tips:

Winter bird feeding with native plants

Winter bird feeding with native plants

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 mythconceptions

Halloween mythconceptions

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...

All fired up about fall

All fired up about fall

We all need to muse more, and fall is the perfect time for sitting, pondering and reflecting, particularly in front of a fire.

Gardening is exercise

Gardening is exercise

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.”