Clean Gutters and Drains Protect Your House and Garden

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Fall Colors Mean Messy Gutters! If you’re like most homeowners, cleaning the gutters is at the top of your “things to procrastinate doing” list. Saturdays are meant for scaling mountains, not awnings, and then there’s that horrible goop that you need to scoop out with your (hopefully gloved) hands! Still, those lovely deciduous shade trees […]

Fall Clean Ups: Prepare Your Garden for Winter

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Why fall clean ups? Think of it as the beginning of your next growing season! Though the garden slows down in the fall it is still hard at work. A bit of work in the garden now will reap HUGE rewards in the coming spring. Tips for cleaning up to prepare your garden for winter: […]

Winter Gardening Maintenance Tips

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As the temperatures drop and the sky darkens with predicted snow, our December “tips” are aimed at making your winter landscape chores a little easier! Winter Mulching: Nature’s Comforter for Your Plants’ Roots Though trees and plants are dormant during the cold winter months, they may still suffer damage from frigid temperatures, winter drying and […]

Shovelry Is Not Dead!

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Boulder County Cities and Towns require snow to be removed from residential sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowstorm. (In Boulder it is by noon the day after a storm.) It is the homeowner or renter’s job to take care of this chore, unless your HOA has made other arrangements. So what is the best […]

Winter Planning for Spring Gardens

Each year in early February the ancient Celts would celebrate Imbolc, the time when increasing light and warmth brought promise of another Spring. Today we continue this tradition as Groundhog Day, and even though that rascal saw his shadow this year you can presage your own return to Spring by planning your seasonal landscape now! […]