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A Colorado Gardener’s January Checklist

A Colorado Gardener’s January Checklist

If you haven’t already done so, finish checking off the items from our December gardener’s checklist. Then, use this lull between holiday weeks to organize your January checklist, so you’ll be prepared once the New Year’s festivities have ended. Here are some Colorado gardening tips for your January checklist. Water your plants. There are two…

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Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Increasing environmental awareness and heightened attention regarding the benefits of xeriscaping is important in maintaining a water-wise landscape. Lifescape Colorado has always put an emphasis on sustainable landscaping in Colorado to preserve both our local habitats and the planet. A xeriscape, or water-wise landscape, uses sound planning, conscientious irrigation and native plants that can survive dry seasons…

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5 Low-Water Ferns for Colorado Landscapes

When imagining a drought-tolerant landscape, many people do not picture ferns. There is also a myth that you cannot grow ferns out west. However, you can indeed grow ferns in the west and several types do fine with little watering. Here are few of the low-water ferns that can grow in Colorado. Autumn fern: Found…

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Rain Bird Irrigation Controllers with Rain & Freeze Sensors

Cooler weather is on the way and could arrive sooner than expected. This means that right now is an ideal time to consider upgrading to a WR2 Series of Rain Bird Smart Irrigation Controllers with Rain and Freeze Sensors. These economical sensors not only detect rainfall, they also sense falling temperatures and will shut down…

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Latest Update on Denver Water Restrictions

Latest Update on Denver Water Restrictions

The Denver area is still suffering from drought, but things are looking up. Water restrictions were eased towards the end of June, and you can now water your lawn three times a week. Denver Water stated that this change occurred because the region experienced more moisture than expected in spring and also saw a decrease in…

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July is Smart Irrigation Month in Colorado

July is Smart Irrigation Month here in Colorado, which means it is the perfect time to take a closer look at your landscape and watering methods. Droughts are unavoidable, but by making wise design and irrigation choices, you can keep your yard healthy while also helping to conserve water. Here are tips on how to minimize…

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Lawn Alternatives to Love

Not only do lawns drink a lot of water, they are high-maintenance and don’t always mix well with the hot and dry Colorado summers. But fortunately, there are many beautiful lawn alternatives that are also drought tolerant. Cara panza or UC Verde gives you the look of a beautiful lawn without the hassle and extravagant…

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Drought-Tolerant Landscapes Start with the Soil

With persisting drought conditions and water shortages here in Colorado, water-wise landscaping is still the way to go. While planting drought-resistant plants and watering with conservation in mind are important, truly drought-tolerant landscapes start with the soil. For plants, grass and trees to be able to thrive in drought conditions, they require nutrient-rich soil that is properly aerated and…

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Rain Harvesting Techniques that Enhance Landscapes

The recent rain in Colorado was certainly a relief, but we still have a long way to go before we are out of the red zone. So before we get back to our rain dances, it might behoove us to explore some strategies for making a little rain go a long way. With water conservation…

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