Colorado’s third-largest city is known for its outdoor recreation and calming atmosphere, and at home, residents of Aurora often relax in backyards blanketed with a plush green carpet. But how can you grow and maintain a beautiful lawn in Aurora? With an elevation of approximately 5,400 feet, Aurora presents unique challenges in terms of landscaping […]
It’s no secret that Colorado Springs sits in a stunning location. Nestled at the edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains and sitting more than 6,000 feet above sea level, the city delivers a bevy of outstanding views. But the same topography that makes it so beautiful also brings challenges. The climate in Colorado Springs can […]
Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed as “a plant whose virtues have not been discovered.” For those of us less poetically inclined, a weed is any plant we don’t want in our lawn or garden. Surprisingly, only 3% of the 250,000 plant varieties in the world are weeds by virtue of any danger they pose […]
Denver might be cool (literally and figuratively), but backyard pests are out there, lurking just below our feet, busily gnawing away at our carefully nurtured lawns.
Imagine your backyard garden bursting with color, and filled with scintillating scents. Beautiful flowers and plants thrive in Colorado, as long as you plant native flowers and plants for Denver and the Front Range. Here are some of the favorites. Colorado’s State Flower: the Rocky Mountain Columbine While every state has an “official” bud, few […]
In Colorado, beer is for drinking, water is for fighting! That’s why most communities along the Front Range have lawn watering restrictions in place. These restrictions help preserve the Colorado River Basin and reservoir levels, so there’s enough water for agriculture and recreation. Denver Lawn Watering Restrictions From May 1 to Oct. 1, Denver Water […]