Clean Gutters and Drains Protect Your House and Garden

Clean Gutters and Drains Protect Your House and Garden - child playing in leaves

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 […]

Preparing Lawns and Sprinklers for Fall

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Not to kill the Labor Day buzz, but have you given any thought to putting the lawn to bed yet? No? Neither has anyone else! And we could be just weeks away from the first freeze! How about we help you get the jump on it this year with some tips on getting your lawn […]

Fall Clean Ups: Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Why Fall Clean Ups - wildflower in a field

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: […]

How to Get Rid of Summer Lawn Fungus


If your lawn is mottled with yellowed arcs, circles or patches you may be one of many Boulder County homeowners whose lawns have been invaded by Leaf Blight or Necrotic Ring Spot fungus. Both diseases are endemic to Boulder soils. The first step to get rid of summer lawn fungus is….patience These diseases are challenging […]

Keeping Plants Healthy in the Heat

Keeping Plants Healthy in the Heat - sprinklers water a lawn

Summer Temps are ‘Sirius’ Business…Help your lawn and gardens beat the heat. The Romans believed that when Sirius – the Dog Star and brightest star in the sky – rose and set with the mid summer sun, it added its heat to our own star and created what are known as the Dog Days of […]

Put Some Fire in Your Life with Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard Fire Pits - on the lawn

Backyard fire pits are a natural gathering place for family and friends. There’s nothing quite like getting together around a crackling fire. Conversations are richer, songs sound sweeter and jokes call forth more laughter. A fire pit makes a dramatic entertainment focal point, and can extend your evening as well as your outdoor living season […]

Tall Exotic Grasses Add Variety in the Landscape

Tall Exotic Grasses Add Variety in the Landscape - purple grasses

Throughout the heartland of the United States grow the tall grass prairies. Once a force to be reckoned with for farmers and ranchers, these grasslands are now the source of graceful exotic alternatives to shrubs and trees in the modern home or business landscape. From formal to naturalized, decorative grasses fit any design scheme There […]

Spring Clean Up for Lawns and Gardens

Sometimes spring arrives heralded by a foot of snow! No worries, your spring bulbs are hardy and should be safe under their blanket of white. The good news is that cold winters and wet springs make for a glorious display of flowers in April and May. Your garden beds are about to go berserk, so […]

Gardening Spring Chore Checklist

Gardening Spring Chore Checklist

Spring is the time of year we all start thinking about getting annuals and perennials into the ground, planting new trees, and an maybe even constructing that patio you’ve been wanting. We thought we’d offer the following checklist to help you make sure you haven’t forgotten anything! Our gardening spring chore checklist Sprinklers turned back […]

Landscape Maintenance Is a Four Season Project

Landscape Maintenance Is a Four Season Project - drawing of 4 trees

The healthiest landscapes get attention all year ’round! Your landscape is a living, growing thing, and just like kids or puppies, it needs frequent and consistent attention, even in the off-season. Check out our suggested landscape maintenance schedule below. November and December landscape maintenance: These months’ tasks include cleaning leaves out of your gutters, and […]