Garden Report

6:00am

Sat April 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Six Easy Steps To Ensure Your Starter Plants Will Thrive

Plants should have strong leaves and side branches to ensure a successful transplant.
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Starting with healthy, vigorous plants is the key to a successful garden. Whether you buy your starter plants at the grocery, a big box store or your local garden center it’s important to be selective.

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6:00am

Sat April 5, 2014
Garden Report

Train Your Lawn To Conserve Water And Survive Drought

As grass clippings break down they provide nutrients for your lawn.
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Lawns may have a reputation for being excessively thirsty, but spring preparation will develop deep, drought resistant roots that use less of Colorado's precious water resources. Factors like the soil type, grass type, the amount of sun or shade, and the time of year all affect how a lawn should be watered.

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6:00am

Sat March 29, 2014
Garden Report

Beekeeping Isn't Just For Professionals, Here's How To Do It

The average hive contains about 40,000 bees.
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Many of us think of a garden as a variety of plants and flowers, but those flowering plants wouldn’t produce fruit without bees. Adding a hive of honeybees to your garden is a win-win scenario for your veggies and for the bees. Plus you get a year-long supply of honey to satisfy your cravings.

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6:00am

Sat March 22, 2014
The Garden Report

Anxious For The Summer Harvest? For These Veggies You Don't Have To Wait

Broccoli can germinate in colder temperatures.
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Spring is here and many of us can’t wait to start producing tasty vegetables. Here are a few that can be harvested sooner rather than later.

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6:00am

Sat March 15, 2014
The Garden Report

With The Onset Of Spring, It's Time to Cut Back Your Plants

Cut back ornamental grasses to make way for the new growing cycle.
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With the warmer weather around the corner, spring bulbs like tulips and crocus are getting ready to bloom. Ornamental grasses will require more attention and (gasp!) weeds have already gotten a head start. It’s time to get back to work in the garden.

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