Flowers and plants are traditional Mother’s Day gifts, but consider a plant that offers more than just a pretty look when putting together a hanging basket or container of plants for Mom this weekend Pollinator-friendly flowers Who wouldn’t enjoy looking out at their flowers and seeing adorable little hummingbirds? To attract these pollinators, try salvia greggii Furman’s Red. It has beautiful magenta-red flowers, can bloom from June to October, and can provide food for hummingbirds and other pollinators all summer.…

Want a beautiful lawn? Start your landscape off right this spring. Proper maintenance will keep your personal green space in tip-top shape for relaxing or entertaining. Consider grass cycling. Allowing grass clippings to remain on the lawn helps return nitrogen and nutrients to the soil. Water wisely. Provide your lawn a cycle-and-soak watering every few days, not daily. Watering your lawn too frequently often leads to shallow root growth. Control weeds. April is the ideal time to get in front…

At lower elevations and in protected areas, the early bulbs of spring are popping up to paint the first strokes of color across the landscape. Some places are seeing crocus and hyacinths – and daffodils and tulips are soon to follow. As we are well aware this week, April is (sort of) warming, but it can still be a time of heavy snow – and even a temperature dip into the deep freeze. Protecting early-flowering bulbs When the bulbs you…

Many property owners are wondering if their lawns just didn’t wake up this spring from their long winter nap – and many lawns did not. Patches of dead lawn are prevalent along the Front Range due to turf mites. They thrive in dry turf conditions and consequently, are a major problem this year due to lack of winter snow cover and moisture. Lawns that did not receive supplemental water over the winter probably suffered more. Most of the mite damage…

Lawn mowing and outdoor maintenance season is upon us and that means getting equipment in good running order. If you have not yet started the mower or are teaching a young family member to mow the lawn, take a time out to review important info about fueling up the tank and safety practices. Here are important reminders: 1 – How old is the gas in the tank? Don’t start that mower or other equipment if the gas has been in…

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 Year shows up in furniture, décor and fashion as well as in spring flowers. This year we see Ultra Violet and shades of purple in…