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Category Archives: Horticulture

Fixing Bare Spots in Your Lawn

Now that spring is here, you may be finding bare spots throughout your yard.  Overseeding is an easy way to fill in those bare patches. Here are a few steps to help make your lawn look full again: Step-by-Step Instructions

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Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Early spring is a good time to prune your spring and summer-flowering shrubs. Pruning will influence your shrub’s shape, size and pest problems, and most importantly it will encourage flowering. Spring-flowering shrubs bloom on one-year-old wood (i.e. twigs that grew new the previous summer). Examples of spring-flowering shrubs include forsythia, Nanking cherry, quince, bridalwreath and […]

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Starting Vegetables from Seeds

Growing your own vegetables from seeds can be a fun and rewarding project. Whether you have raised beds in your backyard or a planter on a sunny balcony, now is a good time to start seeds indoors. You’ll need vegetable seeds, small containers or trays with 3-5” cells, and potting mix (soil from your backyard […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Info

As of August 2013, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 22 states (from Connecticut to Colorado, Tennessee to Minnesota) and in two Canadian provinces.   Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer from the Colorado Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer info sheet from CSU Extension Additional CSU Extension Resources A Threat […]

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