Five Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

Monday March 4, 2019

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking lawn care. Here are five fool-proof ways to help get your grass off to a great start this year. Your soft, green summer dream lawn starts right now! Spring Clean Up Spring cleaning – it’s not just for your house! In the early spring, rake up the …

Ask A Gardener – Dog Spots in the Lawn

Friday April 27, 2018

Here in Colorado, we do love our doggies, But they can be hard on our lawns, especially when they decide a certain corner of the lawn is now their personal restroom. Dog urine contains excess amounts of nitrogen and salts that can affect your grass. Sometimes this can actually stimulate grass growth, causing little patches of tall green grass. After …

Winter Watering

Sunday January 14, 2018

While the rest of the country deals with record-breaking cold, we’ve had an unseasonably warm and dry start to 2018. There’s probably been more snow in Florida than Denver so far this year. Talk about a wacky winter! But while the mild days are great for a walk in the park, they can be hard on our garden plants. Even …

Ask A Gardener – Mushrooms in the Lawn

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Mushrooms are a lot like icebergs. What you see is just a tiny part of what is going on below the surface. The mushrooms sprouting up in your lawn are just the tip of fungi that live deep under the soil and help decompose buried organic material. A lot of times they pop up where a tree used to be, …

Ask A Gardener – Bindweed

Saturday June 17, 2017

Yikes! Just the word “Bindweed” will make many Front Range gardeners break out in cold sweats. Bindweed is so tough to eliminate because of its extensive root system and vine-y growing habit. Pre-emergents usually aren’t very effective and neither is hand pulling. Because of this, usually the best way to eliminate bindweed is repeated, judicious applications of systemic herbicides to …

Ask A Gardener – Weed Grass

Monday May 8, 2017

Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s not impossible to get rid of weed grasses, even if they spread by rhizomes. The bad news is that it can be difficult, depending on a few different factors. First, a little background on grasses. Grass grows in one of three different growth habits – rhizomatous, …