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Popular Plants to Grow in October

Popular Plants to Grow in October

October brings chillier weather to Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy a colorful garden. Many plants offer beautiful fall interest and can thrive well in our climate all year long. Here are five to consider growing in your garden this October. Compact White Fir: The compact white fir’s (Abies concolor ‘Candicans’) silver needles can provide an interesting contrast to…

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Wavyleaf Oak

Wavyleaf Oak

There are roughly 400 species of oak tree (Quercus), all of which are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Oak trees are revered for their lush foliage, their ability to adapt to severe soil and climate conditions and their stalwart personalities. It’s impossible to live with oaks and not fall in love with their beauty. While…

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Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Garden

Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Garden

Shrubs are an instrumental part of every garden’s ecosystem. They provide shade, improve soil stability, enhance air quality and create habitats for all types of wildlife. Of course, shrubs and small trees are also beautiful to look at, especially when you choose varieties that add seasonal interest to your landscape. Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your…

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Fabulous Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Fabulous Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Fall is a wonderful season to improve your home’s curb appeal. With a mixture of perennial and annual landscaping additions and some Colorado hardscaping improvements, you can create a front yard view passersby won’t be able to take their eyes off of. Here are four fabulous ways you can enhance your curb appeal with fall interest. Embellish…

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Get the Most Out of Your Second Harvest

Get the Most Out of Your Second Harvest

While it may be hard to believe, you can harvest a variety of vegetables, including kale, arugula, carrots, rutabagas and broccoli well into November! If experienced Colorado gardener Ann Caffey can do it right here in her Rocky Mountain garden, so can you. With some prior planning and a little protection, hardy vegetables will continue to produce long into the autumn…

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Noxious Weed Prevention Tips

Noxious Weed Prevention Tips

Noxious weeds can be a serious enemy to your garden. Weed control is important all year round, but it’s especially important in the fall. This is because many weeds become more vulnerable to herbicides during this season, and any weeds left to overwinter in the garden may cause problems the following spring. Here are tips to prevent these unwelcome…

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Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid in Colorado

Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid in Colorado

Here in Colorado, gardeners often face difficult weather patterns and variations in soil types from region to region. But no matter which area you call home, gardening requires patience and knowledge as even skilled gardeners can make mistakes. Here are a few common gardening mistakes to avoid this season. Not preparing soil well enough before planting. Soil should be…

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Landscaping Inspiration for Your Fall Garden

Landscaping Inspiration for Your Fall Garden

Autumn is a time of transition from warm summer landscapes awash in bright blooms to the subtler tones of winter. With a well-designed plan, your fall garden can be a beautiful focal point, perhaps even outdoing your summer garden in terms of color and design. Here are a couple tips for planning a beautifully designed fall landscape. Organize…

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Gardening in Colorado? There’s an App for That

Gardening in Colorado? There’s an App for That

One of our goals at Lifescape Colorado is helping you enjoy the beautiful results of a healthy garden and landscape. We understand the particular challenges Colorado gardeners face, so this is why we’re so pleased the Denver Post is offering a free “Garden Colorado” app. We’ve highlighted a couple benefits of this app below, which is now available for…

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A Colorado Gardener’s August Checklist

A Colorado Gardener’s August Checklist

Extra heat and sunshine calls for dutiful attention to watering in the month of August. Although your landscape’s lush greenery and bountiful harvests may still be your landscape’s focal point, autumn’s chill is actually just around the corner. Here is a brief checklist of landscaping tasks for Colorado gardeners this August. Keep an eye on watering. Water trees…

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