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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…

Even though we usually think about the sweat equity we, as busy weed-pulling and lawn-mowing humans invest in them, our landscapes do labor for us. This holiday weekend as we get a break from our own labors – and perhaps spend more time outdoors – it’s a good time to appreciate the outdoor areas surrounding…

By early August, some annual flowers have lost their luster and you may also find a gap in perennials that are in bloom. Now is a prime time to refresh garden areas with perennial blooms that will have staying power to tolerate hot days still ahead and bring colorful flowers to your garden for the…

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