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Hot days and precipitation can create a perfect environment for insects in our gardens and landscapes. Gardeners along the Front Range and higher elevations should be on the lookout for pests that could make a meal of their plants. Let’s talk about two common Colorado pests: Aphids Aphids commonly appear on mixed lettuce greens, radishes,…

Keep color blooming the rest of summer!  By late July, it’s not unusual to have patio containers or flower beds that are a mix of thriving flowers and foliage and some stragglers that are less than lush. If you didn’t set your timer to water while you were on vacation, or you got too busy…

The summer heat started later this year, but July is finally earning its reputation as the hottest month of the year. If your plants have been thriving as a result of early summer precipitation, a return to hot, dry weather could be a difficult transition. The best defense is a good offense The best way…

July is Smart Irrigation Month and a peak month for outdoor water use and a good time to make sure you’re using irrigation efficiently. Considering using smart technology to save water and money.  By investing in smart irrigation technologies, you can save water, money and time in caring for your landscape. Here are three irrigation…

Temperatures are rising in Colorado, and our plants will be thirstier. If you got a late start on your garden due to the late-spring storms, you will need to water regularly to be sure plants are established and healthy. The drought is over—for now—but doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still try to conserve water. Give the…

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