Outdoor Space: August Tip of the Month

August’s higher temperatures mean making sure that your trees and shrubs are getting enough water. Pay attention to your watering practices, and be diligent to thoroughly hydrate areas in full sun, or on south or southwest-facing slopes. Watch out for weeds this month! Make sure they don’t grow large enough to flower and drop seeds…

Outdoor Space: June Tip of the Month

Continue planting summer flowing bulbs like cannas, dahlias, and gladioli – if you plant a few gladioli each week in June, you’ll have continuous flowers blooming throughout the Summer. Fertilize your annuals and perennials with nitrogen-based fertilizer. Check your drip and lawn irrigation system for damage. Remove any sprinkler heads or emitters that are overwatering…

Outdoor Space: May Tip of the Month

Conserve moisture and protect against weeds in planters and beds by spreading mulch around flowers and shrubs. Mow lawn to no-less-than 2″ in height, and never remove more than 1/3 of blades. Water all plants, shrubs, trees, and your lawn thoroughly, but infrequently. A week after the average frost in the Front Range (May 8th),…

Outdoor Space: April Tip of the Month

April is National Lawn Care Month!  Prepare to reactivate your sprinkler system for the Summer. Aerate and fertilize the lawn. Cut back perennials – except evergreen perennials (plants that stay green all year). Remove dead material all the way to the ground with a sharp pair of scissors. Prepare your soil for gardening (if you’re in…