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Seven lawn care myths dispelled

Seven lawn care myths dispelled

Submitted by ALCC Did you know that April is National Lawn Care Month? And that makes mid-April a good time to dispel some common myths about lawn care so you can get your lawn off to the best possible start this season. Myth #1 – The best time to replant the lawn is in the […]

Pine and spruce trees facing problems this year

Pine and spruce trees facing problems this year

Submitted by Swingle This spring why are evergreen trees turning brown? Several climatic factors dating back to 2012 have not favored the evergreens. In 2012, it was bone dry and the hottest in Colorado’s history. Evergreens desiccated by losing more water through their needles than the tree roots could provide. Then, last spring as trees […]

digs – 2013 Camry XLE is smooth as silk

digs – 2013 Camry XLE is smooth as silk

By H. Throttle The auto industry made a valiant recovery in 2013; every car company was in the black with sizeable gains in profits and stock dividends. Toyota stock spiraled higher, as it should with the quality cars and trucks that this veteran company manufactures in the United States and abroad in numerous locations. The […]

Choose a fresh, natural tree this holiday season

Choose a fresh, natural tree this holiday season

Submitted by ALCC This year, the gap between Thanksgiving and traditional Christmas is a narrow one. Many of us will be hauling out the holiday décor even before we get into turkey day leftovers. Before you hang the wreath or follow-up on that deal of the week to buy the pre-lit tree, think about greener […]

Lighting up winter’s long, dark nights

Lighting up winter’s long, dark nights

Submitted by ALCC The recent time change is the final reminder that the dark days of winter are upon us. Many of us pull out of the driveway in the morning in partial darkness and pull back into it at night in total darkness. And the later we get home, the gloomier and more insecure […]

The economics of your landscape

Submitted by Swingle We’ve all seen it. A store past by many times and it never seemed to have much business. You marveled how it stayed open, till one day you see the liquidation sign in the window or simply the doors closed for good. The same thing can be said for trees and shrubs. […]

How to freshen up patio and porch containers

How to freshen up patio and porch containers

Submitted by ALCC Some plants may be looking a little straggly and others may have fried in the heat. If so, take some time this weekend to bring the pizzazz back to your porch. There are, after all, at least nine good weeks left in the growing season. Add a few fresh plants and do […]

Turn your balcony into an edible garden

Turn your balcony into an edible garden

Tips for growing farm-fresh herbs & veggies in the city   Improvements in container gardening equipment and techniques have cleared the way for even the most “brown thumb” city dwellers, and anyone without a yard, to grow their own groceries. “There’s nothing to stop anyone who wants a garden from having one,” said Roy Joulus, […]

Smart ways to fix your water bill

Smart ways to fix your water bill

Submitted by ALCC If you have a typical Colorado household, you expect your water bill to go up in the summer. That’s when we tend to shower more often, have more clothes to wash due to summer activities – and of course, when our thirsty plants need more drinks and more often. July, as the […]

Is your lawn brown?

Is your lawn brown?

This could be the cause   Submitted by Swingle The culprit is a fungal disease known as Ascochyta leaf spot. Conditions that favor Ascochyta are not well understood, but usually occur just after unseasonably warm weather preceded by cool and wet weather. Water droplets from precipitation and irrigation splash fungal spores onto individual grass blades. When […]

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