Who is Eating My Garden?

Who is Eating My Garden?

You planted and cared for your garden but before you harvest the produce, someone else has been enjoying the fruits of your labor. In addition to insects, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, deer and elk find our gardens a great banquet.

Is It Too Late to Plant?

Is It Too Late to Plant?

We turned to Susan Pope, a local farmer and owner of Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center in Greeley, for some late-summer gardening advice.

June is Colorado Pollinator Month

June is Colorado Pollinator Month

As the heat sets in and our early spring flowers fade and give way to summer blooms and vegetable gardens, you might have pollination on your mind. If not, maybe you should!

Living Soil

Living Soil

One of the pleasures of spring is digging in the soil and that earthy smell but how much do we really know about the soil beneath our feet.

Rose Care

Rose Care

Our roses don’t have many problems here in Colorado compared to other places, but a few problems crop up each year for gardeners.

Plan to Conserve Water this Year

Don’t waste water. Recent downpours, in some areas of Colorado, have resulted in the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers once again stressing water conservation.

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

As the gardening season gets into full swing and you’re looking at your landscape with fresh eyes, it is a great time to reassess what worked last year, what didn’t, and perhaps start trying out some new ideas. Enter, rainwater harvesting!

Cheatgrass

Cheatgrass

It’s that grass whose seeds get caught in your shoes and socks when you go hiking, cheatgrass (aka. Downy brome Bromus tectorum, Japanese brome Bromus japonicus) is a winter annual List C noxious weed in Colorado.

It’s Time to Aerate Your Lawn

It’s Time to Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration of your lawn is a simple task that improves the overall growing conditions of your turf and will result in a healthier lawn.

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

There’s a scratching sound coming from the attic or an unpleasant smell from under your deck or droppings each morning on your front porch. You have become the reluctant host for wildlife. This time of year, squirrels have made their way into attics to give birth and...
Methods for Managing Voles

Methods for Managing Voles

As the weather warms and we are spending time outside, we may be noticing “raceways” or small holes in lawns, grassy areas, natural areas and pastures.

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening

It is no secret that time spent in the garden has myriad benefits to our health and well-being. It can provide stress relief, mental clarity and moderate (or depending on the task at hand, intense) physical activity.