Ideas/Trends

Recent cold weather has been a wake-up call that summer is fading and fall is almost here. Many of us want to hang on to our colorful pots of annuals and the fresh basil as long as we can. But the truth is from now on, frost will be an ongoing threat for our annual…

Have you found mushrooms popping up in the lawn or other areas in your yard? If so, you may be wondering what, if anything you should do with them. If you have children or pets, it’s wise to eradicate the mushrooms. Depending on the variety, mushrooms can be extremely toxic to dogs. They often ingest…

Pet-friendly tips for water features Many people think it wouldn’t be wise to put man’s best friend in the same back yard with a water feature. Dogs being dogs, after all, there could be some damage. Yet, it is possible to put your pet and a water feature in the same yard. A small water…

This weekend there are possible snow storms along the Front Range which reminds us that there are a few more flakes and frosts ahead of us before growing season is officially here. May 15th – when it is usually a safe time to plant tender annual flowers – is weeks away. What can we do…

Spring is officially here and depending on where you are, your lawn may already be starting to green up. The itch to get outdoors and get in sync with the growing season makes it very tempting to spoil the lawn with more attention than it really needs right now. Tough love is better and applies…

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