Ideas/Trends

Frost appears to be out of the forecast which makes Mother’s Day a great time to give mom plants she can enjoy outside beginning right now. Hot 2018 trends in flowers are the Pantone Color of the Year which is Ultra Violet plus bright shades of orange and yellow. Every year the Color of the…

If you’ve gardened for even a few weeks in Colorado, you probably have a serious dislike for bindweed. It looks like a miniature version of morning glory that seems like it will take over a garden, lawn, and landscape almost overnight. This vining and flowering plant starts out growing along the ground until it finds…

Spring is prime time for planting new trees. It gives them a long growing season to get settled into their new home. Before you select a tree or two and start planting, weigh the expert advice of Keith Wood, urban and community forest manager for Colorado State Forest Service. His number one recommendation is to…

Mowing lawns less frequently is practical, time saving and economical when it comes to having a pollinator friendly yard. These are the findings recently published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture based on research conducted in residential yards in western Massachusetts. Researchers found those who mowed lawns every 2 weeks, rather than weekly or…

Gardening brings many health benefits such as getting us outdoors breathing fresh air and helping to burn calories. But the downside involves the stress, strain and sometimes downright pain it can bring to our bodies, particularly our hands. The repetitive motions exerted when weeding, planting, pruning, hoeing and raking can lead to aches and pains…

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