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How to Make Your Yard Beautiful with Roses


Roses are a plant that likes to start growing early and end late. These traits can make it difficult for roses to flourish in Colorado, as our weather is rather erratic and can have radical changes in spring and fall. If properly cared for though, roses can make your yard the highlight of the neighborhood. Here are some of the most important tips when caring for roses on the Front Range.

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5 More Ways to Mancave Your Backyard

See Part 1 of this article here.

One of the best ways to mancave your garden is to take the basic principles you would apply to an indoor mancave and simply move those ideas outside.

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What is The Myrtle Spurge and Why Should We Care?

Myrtle Spurge is a really cool looking plant that people like to use in xeriscapes and rock gardens in Colorado. Here's the problem, it takes over native vegetation and the plant seeps a toxic, milky latex, which can cause severe skin irritations.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Backyard: Swings, Climbing Walls and More

If you want to get your kids outside, away from their Xbox or Wii, and interested in some of your backyard garden projects, you’ll probably need to be somewhat inventive with your gardening ideas. Pulling weeds and planting flowerbeds just won’t cut it for most of children. Think incentive here.

We have some ideas.

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What are the Best Fruits to Grow in Areas with Short Growing Seasons?


Colorado’s climate is naturally very arid and its temperatures vary wildly in short periods of time. This along with alkaline soils and a shorter growing season can create many challenges for the gardener in areas like Colorado. However we can grow many fruits successfully.

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Create a Dog Agility Course in Your Backyard or Garden

Dogs, as the saying goes, are man’s best friend, so it's only right and logical that we might want to spend some quality time with our buds. Walks in the park and tossing the Frisbee on the beach are great, but if you really want to engage the human-canine relationship—and have a really good time while you’re at it—you might want to think about setting up a dog agility course in your backyard or garden.

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4 Creative and Unusual Garden Furniture Ideas You Can Do Yourself

Sure, you could take the easy route and head on over to Ikea or your local lawn-and-garden shop and pick up a few pieces of outdoor furniture for your backyard. But if you really want to impress your friends and indulge your creative flair, you might want to consider some of these more unusual options:

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Cheap Plants to Make Your Yard Look Great on a Budget


Planting bare root plants can be very intimidating if you’ve not done it before. Luckily, you have us to help eliminate the anxiety of planting bare root. At a glance, bare root plants do not look like much more than a stick with some ‘hairy’ roots hanging from them, but if given the chance they can transform your yard into a beautiful green-filled paradise.

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5 Giant Games You Can Build in Your Garden

Sometimes gardens are for growing things, and sometimes gardens are for constructing massive playgrounds for you and your friends.

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How to Keep Worms Out of Fruit Trees


Apple worms, the ones you bite into while eating an apple, (or pear), are the larvae of the codling moth. They can ruin a large amount of your fruit when it comes time to harvest if you don't take steps to prevent them.

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5 Ways to Mancave Your Garden

You can add a lot more to your backyard garden than border stones, flower beds and creatively shaped patches of lawn. If you really want to transform your outdoor sanctuary into something special, why not turn it into a mancave paradise?

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How Much Water is Required to Keep Trees, Plants & Grass Alive in Drought?

As we enter a year facing a drought like we haven’t seen for nearly ten years, water will be on the top of everyone’s mind. One thing is for sure; while watering is being limited, you'll want to make sure that you can keep your plants and grass alive so they don't have to be replaced. You don't want your lawn looking like the one above!

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