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Some autumn colors and plants that aren’t as sensitive to frost damage as others are. We often have a frost followed by lots of warm days, so we need flowers and foliage that are hardier than those we use during the summer months. Pansies will tolerate some frost and keep on giving us color right…

Bulb planting is an easy-to-ignore fall chore because we don’t see the results right away. Nevertheless, if you want to enjoy the first flowers of spring next season, now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Even though it’s pumpkin season, take some time to plant the flowers you’ll love to see in your garden…

Temps will drop well below freezing several nights beginning this weekend and that can damage sprinkler systems not yet winterized. The most vulnerable part of the system is also the most expensive component – the backflow prevention device. The backflow prevention device (shown below), is above ground and contains water so it can easily freeze,…

If the forecast holds, tonight could be the first night of frost or freeze in the Denver area marking the end of the 2018 growing season. It’s been a long season this year, but the moment always arrives when it’s time to call it quits. Here are some tips for harvesting veggies post-freeze and chores…

Late summer and early fall provide us with a great time to add plants in our yards. Most of the real heat of summer is behind us – or will be soon. Irrigation systems will still be watering for a couple more months to keep plants well-watered. And there is enough time left in the…

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