Lawn care

Planting Miniclover as a New Lawn Alternative

Here’s a step-by-step how-to guide on planting a Miniclover lawn with seeds from Outsidepride.com.

Start the Gardening Season with the New Edition of The Colorado Gardener’s Companion

The second edition of my first book is ready in time for gardening season! I worked over the winter months to fill this new edition with more of everything to help Colorado gardeners grow great gardens starting now. The Denver Post newspaper calls the new edition of my gardening book an “an essential manual” for […]

Mountain Gardening Tips for Hardy Gardeners

One of these days it’s going to stop snowing so we can start gardening. If you’re a gardener in the Rocky Mountain region, you know how challenging gardening can be. After all, it was 60 degrees yesterday and 29 degrees today. That’s a shock to plants and gardeners alike. What gardener couldn’t use a little […]

Gardening in a Drought

What if we had a drought and the lawn didn’t notice? It’s time to rethink how to use water in the landscape. Because of the continuing drought, gardeners in the Denver metro area will have twice-a-week lawn watering restrictions starting April 1–no fooling. Along with these restrictions will be higher water bills for using more […]

How to Grow a Zombie Garden for Halloween

Don’t worry about the Zombie Apocalypse–it’s already here! Zombies are everywhere these days, even on your kitchen counter. Here’s how you can grow your own zombie garden for Halloween. The Zombie Grassland kit includes everything you need to grow real grass and stage a miniature zombie scene. Just fill the clear plastic base with one […]

Get Your Garden Ready for Fall

The garden that was so lush and green just a few weeks ago is starting to fade fast. Now’s the time to plan (and plant) ahead. Here are some ways to help your landscape and garden get ready for fall: Lawn care…core aerate, overseed and fertilize. Trees and shrubs…prune broken branches and keep watering through […]

Hot Weather Tips for Gardening

Today’s post is from Deb Courtner, a landscape designer, garden writer and speaker who creates low-maintenance landscapes for busy homeowners. She owns and operates Blossoms & Blueprints, LLC, a landscape design and consulting firm in Denver, Colo. She also shares this image of  “creative bindweed use.” Visit her blog for more helpful landscaping tips. Sane […]

Six Tips for Organic Lawn Care

It’s time to take the safe lawns pledge. That lush green lawn that looks so natural is kept that way unnaturally because of a diet of synthetic chemical fertilizers and toxic herbicides. This year, instead of taking care of the lawn in the conventional way, gardeners should challenge themselves to use fewer chemicals in their […]

Saving Water While Gardening

Now’s the time to start planning for ways to conserve water in your garden. The little green sprouts in my front yard are whispering to me that spring is on its way. So I’ve started thinking about how I’m going to be more water-wise while gardening this year. One of the most sobering facts I […]

Win a Beginners Guide to Gardening

Are you a new gardener–or know someone who is? Here’s your chance to win a copy of the new book called “Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening” by Katie Elzer-Peters. Have you ever wanted to learn how to read a fertilizer label, fix a problem in the lawn, plant a perennial or prune a tree? Are […]

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