Kale Slaw Spring Salad

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Here at O’Toole’s, we love to eat almost as much as we love to garden. In fact, the two go hand in hand. What could be better than preparing a home-cooked meal using ingredients fresh from your garden? That’s why we’ve started this new feature on our Garden Blog, the Recipe of the Month Club! Each month, we’ll be sharing …

Frost Dates and Soil Temperature

Tuesday April 9, 2019

On the ends of the growing season, during the early spring and the late fall, it’s important to keep a sharp eye on the weather report. As all Coloradans know, weather during these strong seasons can change on a dime. Here’s some important dates to keep in mind when your out in your garden in the spring and fall. The …

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 …

Seed Starting Do’s & Don’ts

Monday February 11, 2019

DO Start with clean trays You can re-use last year’s trays but we recommend cleaning and sterilizing them. DON’T Use Regular Potting Mix because it’s probably not the best choice for your new little seedlings. Read Full Blog Entry…

Weed Watch – Early Spring

Wednesday April 18, 2018

When it comes to weeds in the garden, most of us just want to know when they’ll be gone. But they say "know thy enemy" for a reason. Learning a little bit about the weeds in your garden will help you make better choices on how to control them. This will result in longer lasting and safer control. It may …

Tip Top Taters!

Wednesday March 14, 2018

The traditional time to start planting your potatoes is after St. Patrick’s Day, which is one of nature’s pleasant little ironies. While the Irish are of course strongly associated with the potato, these terrific tubers have been cultivated and enjoyed all around the world. And each culture has it’s own favorite kind of potato. If you’ve never ventured beyond the …

Early Season Vegetables

Tuesday March 6, 2018

As we start to get teasing peaks of spring, you might find yourself eyeing your veggie garden and getting ideas. While the main veggie planting period is still a few months off, there are some great cool season crops you can start right now. If you’re itching to start scratching around in the garden, give these a try! RhubarbIf tomatoes …

What You’ll Need to Start Your Seeds

Monday February 5, 2018

Starting seeds indoors is fun, economic and a great cure for cabin fever. Best of all, you can get started with just a few simple items. Here’s what you’ll need to get your garden going this winter. Containers The classic indoor seed set up includes a plastic tray, clear dome and inserts of small cells where the seeds will grow, …

Tip Top Tulips!

Wednesday October 4, 2017

Tulips are a true win-win in the garden. Not only are they extremely easy to care for and grow, they also produce some of the most stunningly beautiful flowers you’ll ever see. Right now is the perfect time to start planting your tulip bulbs. Check out some of our favorite tulip varieties this year! Johann Strauss One of a series …

Beautiful Bearded Iris

Friday September 15, 2017

Their long, slender stems and big, showy blooms make bearded irises one of the most beloved spring flowers. Sometimes also called "Flags," bearded irises are grown from rhizomes, fleshy, root structures you plant just like bulbs. With a little preparation and care, these beautiful flowers will grace your garden for years to come! Prepare the Soil: Work in Colorado’s Choice …