Lawn and Garden
What characteristics make weeds so successful and able to annoy us and resist our attempts to eliminate them from our properties?
Home gardening surged in interest over the past two summers, largely because people were looking for distraction during our home-bound time.
Along with all the garden bounty that comes this time of year is one of my favorites, the apple.
When the heat switched on, lawns stressed, with Kentucky Bluegrass going dormant to escape the near-hundred degree temperatures. Brown spots in yards are blooming faster than the roses.
We’re getting more proficient at making artificial things appear like the real thing. From plant-based Impossible Burgers to porcelain tiles that are the spitting image of marble, reproductions sometimes offer benefits that improve upon the real deal. Artificial grass has improved over time, too.
Turf often gets a bad rap. Because people do not really understand the water requirements of their lawns, or newly established sod, it is often mischaracterized as a water guzzler. However, grass doesn’t waste water, people do.
When it comes to gardens, your piece of paradise can look like another person’s maintenance nightmare. This is especially true if you’re selling your home. You’ll want to do all you can to increase your property value, and planting a low-maintenance garden can help.
With the recent moisture and the heat of summer, summer annual weeds have sprouted and are growing in Colorado.
Summer heated up in a hurry in Colorado, and yards, vegetables and trees are showing the price of the record heat in between the rains.
Whether it’s June, September, or any other month of the year, let’s celebrate pollinators and help make our home, their home.
A fire pit makes a great backyard feature. Make sure you prep for safety while using it.
There are 20 thistles native to Colorado, besides being prickly, they are desirable plants. Thistles are in the Asteraceae, sunflower (daisy) family.
The cool, wet weather we’ve been enjoying has had gardeners impatiently waiting for the soil to warm and the skies to stop peppering us with hail so our plants can finally go outside.
Homes with backyards that extend living area and offer the promise of protecting our natural environment have strong appeal.
As spring bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinth begin to fade, you can look to their heat loving cousins for a splash of color throughout your garden.
Recent downpours, in some areas of the state, have resulted in the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers (RMSG) once again stressing water conservation moving into the growing season.
Colorado Gardeners: Let’s plan for that bounty this year in order for others to eat, let’s sow for our community as well as ourselves.
I spoke with Landscape Designer, Shanti Schultz of Love in Bloom and asked if she prefers plant or manure-based compost for her projects. She said that for vegetables, fruit trees and lawns she likes to use manure, and for ornamental beds she prefers plant based.
We are told to read labels and instructions on just about everything we purchase whether it is a new cell phone, food or pesticide. This is also the case with seed.
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers and if you want to get the most out of your buds, you’ll have to take the proper steps to carefully design your spring garden.
Spring in Colorado brings out the best and worst in gardeners, who have been pining for the warm, longer days of the growing season.
You decided that you want to keep a few chickens so that your family has fresh eggs. You have all the equipment to house and feed them but how do you keep them healthy?
The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. Colorado Home and Garden.
2021 is shaping up to be problematic for Agriculture in Colorado from the perspective of higher temperatures, lower precipitation and low surface water irrigation supply.
While this may not seem to be the best time of year for weed management, it is a good time to start dealing with winter annual and biennial weeds and planning your strategy for the 2021 growing season.
With the change in tenants at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there’s a groundswell of interest in one thing close to gardener’s hearts.
Whether you are new to incorporating native plants into your landscape or have been doing it for decades, the 6th annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference promises to have something for you.
When did our world become one of so much risk management? Was it always this way but now the risks are shared among so many?
Native grasses can be used in a landscape either as specimen plants or for a bluegrass lawn alternative or to create a native prairie landscape.
Gardeners always want to peek into the future to see if their flowers will bloom, vegetables thrive, or rain is on the way. We check almanacs, weather reports, fuzz on caterpillar’s backs, and moon charts to get an edge on Mother Nature. We have many reasons for wanting to know how 2021 will shape up, especially in the garden.