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Wet, heavy moisture predicted overnight into tomorrow. Overnight temperatures will be in the 20’s.Hhere’s a short list for what to do to keep your landscape and gardens protected. Be sure and unhook your garden hoses! If the temperatures are dropping below freezing overnight, and a frost is predicted, you probably don’t need to worry, as…

Keep rain out of the gutter The parched month of March and the relief of thirst-quenching overnight rain reminds us how much we need safeguard our most precious natural resource. Every time we keep the rainfall Mother Nature provides from rolling down the drain and use it in our yards, we rely less on the…

Be patient, growing days will soon be here! The bare root plants starting to show up now in warehouse and some hardware stores are common perennials we grow in Colorado – such as Echinacea (pictured at right), daisies, liatris and daylilies. Unfortunately for all of us who want to get outdoors and plant something, it’s…

Make your landscape firewise Destructive wild fires this week in eastern Colorado mark the beginning of fire season along the Front Range and are a reminder to property owners statewide they should always be vigilant. City dwellers are not immune. Living in a city is no guarantee that houses won’t catch fire from outdoor hazards,…

We have water, but plants are still thirsty! Here’s another Colorado conundrum: the snowpack is at 142% of average and reservoirs are at 106% of normal–but at least 52% of our state is experiencing some level of drought. Temps in February have been well above normal statewide–as much as 16 degrees above normal in some…

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