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Tomatoes aren’t ripening as usual

Tomatoes aren’t ripening as usual

Submitted by ALCC This summer’s weather pattern has definitely caused problems in our gardens. Many gardeners are complaining that their tomatoes are slow to ripen. The continuing moisture along with consistently low nighttime temperatures are keeping the soil cool which delays ripening. Tomatoes need warm soil to ripen.   Is there anything we can do?  […]

With kids/pets, deal with mushrooms

With kids/pets, deal with mushrooms

Submitted by ALCC Have you found mushrooms popping up in the lawn or other areas in your yard? If so, you may be wondering what, if anything you should do with them. If you have children or pets, it’s wise to eradicate the mushrooms. Depending on the variety, mushrooms can be extremely toxic to dogs. […]

More than just a pot of petunias

More than just a pot of petunias

Submitted by ALCC The warming weather says “patio season” – time to dress up the patio with containers full of flowers. To make a stunning container you can enjoy from now until frost, follow these simple tips and tricks.   Containers and soil • Use traditional flowerpots of varying sizes or get creative with any […]

Top 10 Colorado landscape trends for 2014

Top 10 Colorado landscape trends for 2014

Submitted by Chuck Montera  Mother’s Day is the official start of the planting season in Colorado. But before you dig in, check out the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado’s 2014 top landscape and garden trends. ALCC identified the Top 10 Trends based upon their members’ expertise and insights from working with homeowners.   The urban outdoors rocks The Colorado lifestyle is living in […]

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. […]

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