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If you grow your own favorite salad ingredients, you might want to consider a new planting pattern this season that lets you toss the salad when you plant it. The results will yield a healthier harvest and more flavorful combo when ultimately, you toss the salad in the kitchen. Plant the same staple ingredients as…

Plant now for best root growth before the first full freeze Tomorrow, September 10, is National Planting Day – and a great time to shop for hardy trees that can spiff up your landscape. Plant Select® has three small deciduous trees suitable for tough sites plus three conifers that are great at altitude and also…

Sprinklers running while it’s raining? How many times during recent downpours did you pass a yard and see the sprinklers running in the rain? This year, persistent rains are saturating soils and creating bog-like conditions in some yards. Mother Nature has delivered more water than we need. July is Smart Irrigation Month. Hats off to…

The bees desperately need your help! It’s time we all thought about the important role that pollinators play within our communities and how we can support them with our plant choices. Each of us can easily create habitats for pollinators to encourage their important function within the overall ecosystem. Pollinators play an essential role in…

Create nice long roots, not shallow ones The scientists at Colorado State University tell us that it’s only in the springtime that grass grows its feeder roots. Later on, it will grow more grass blades and in the fall, it will store nutrients for the winter. Only in the spring, however, will it push out…