Lawn and Garden
Colorado native wildflower and grass seeds can be sown any time of year, but we are about to enter the ideal sowing window: Fall.
Whether your interest is in learning for the sake of learning, furthering a career in the Green Industry or a passion for solving plant problems while sharing the love of gardening with your neighbors, now is the time to get started.
These nature-inspired tips resonate with the lovely outdoor settings of Colorado. If you are selling your home, adding biophilic design touches will boost its appeal as potential buyers imagine their life in the setting.
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.
With ongoing drought in Colorado and news of the Colorado River rapidly drying up, water resources are top of mind.
Join Ariana Gloria-Martinez of Colorado State University Extension to learn about noxious weeds, native/ornamental grasses, etc. in Boulder County
If you’re considering updating your landscaping either to improve your home’s value or increase your daily enjoyment, it’s time to consider xeriscaping.
Trees are an important part of Colorado landscapes, especially in our urban centers. However, it’s hard to be a healthy tree in Colorado!
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
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.