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Prevent lawn mites with winter watering

Lawn or grass mite damage usually relates to a dry winter and/or spring; from December through May. Areas of your lawn will be brown and straw-like in appearance when mites are present. Unfortunately, these areas will not be visible until your lawn comes out of dormancy in early spring. Damage can be nothing more than…

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Prepping the yard for the cold and snowy months ahead

Prepping your yard for fall and winter. If the feel of fall in the air has pulled you indoors and away from your yard, it might be a good time to take a final walk through your landscape. Many of us still see fallen leaves, veggie garden debris and a few containers with annuals now…

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Never forget, your lawn is a plant, too!

Even though we tend to take the lawn for granted, it is plant life that serves a purpose and needs our attention. Just 55 sq. ft. of lawn provides enough oxygen for one person to breathe all day long. Lawns keep our environment cooler and enjoyable throughout the summer. Fall, however, is when we need…

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Fall into loving your lawn

The calendar may still say summer. But in Colorado, the thermometer will soon be saying fall-ish. Daily highs will be getting cooler as daylight hours get even shorter. Have you noticed the cooler nights? Right now, average night-time low temps are 6 or more degrees cooler than they were on August 1st. Cooler night-time lows…

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August is a great time to prune trees

We often take trees for granted. But what needs done to have healthy trees? We forget they are the most expensive part of our landscapes. And if we’re not caring for them properly, we’re not protecting our long-term investment. Many mature trees are worth thousands of dollars. As trees grow, they increase property value and…

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Summer is here, Get ahead of the heat!

Now that we are starting to have temperatures of 80+ degrees, it is important to understand summer watering best practices. It is important that you are watering consistently and also at the right times. Please keep in mind that roads, sidewalks and rock beds are heat conductors. This will cause water to evaporate quickly and…

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How to cope with a wishy-washy spring

Last week we were dodging golf-ball hail stones. This week has brought a change-up from sandals to snow boots. The latest weather extravaganza along the Front Range has left people and plants confused over whether spring will ever arrive. So what is the prescribed lawn treatment? When Mother Nature gets wishy-washy in the springtime, what…

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Winter Desiccation

Winter Desiccation takes place when the turf grass plant is in its dormant or semi-dormant stages and can cause varying degrees of damage severity. All turf grass species are prone to winter desiccation if the right conditions persist.  Winter Desiccation occurs when the leaves and other parts of the turf grass plant are damaged often…

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Help plants get back on track

Late spring snows, that occur after plants have sent up flowers or leafed out, generally leaves plant freeze damage or destruction in their wake. Heavy snows that cling to leaves and weigh down branches cause limbs to break, push tulips to the ground and can force petals to fall off. Shrubs have branches splayed open…

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Draining Your Irrigation System

I wanted to notify you of possible light overnight freezing in the near future.  I have attached a diagram on draining your irrigation system as well as an instructional video from YouTube. This is similar to irrigation system winterization. I am mainly concerned when overnight temperatures will be dipping below 30 degrees for an extended…

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