Plant & Gardening Trends

Fall & Winter Garden & Landscape Tips

Lawns Hand rake lawns to remove leaves and encourage air movement in roots. Top dress with uneven spots with top soil and/or peat moss. Reseed bare spots. Aerate lawn with a minimum of 2” plugs (not too dry). Leave plugs on top of lawn. Apply Fertilome Winterizer 1 lb. of high nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 sq ft. of turf. Water in well. Planting Beds Remove... Read More

Early August Garden Tips

Number one August assignment is to sit back, relax and enjoy your summer garden in all its glory!  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Consider seeding a fall crop of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be sown now as there... Read More

Hail Damage & Summer Garden Tips

Trim back damaged foliage stems and flowers. You need to determine whether there are small tears in the leaves that can be left on the plant, or whether they are mostly shredded and need removal.  If there are roots in the soil and a green stem above ground, that plant will grow back. Water sparingly until the surface of the soil dries out.  Once the plant... Read More

More Japanese Beetle Info

To help develop the best control measures for your landscape, it is important to understand the life cycle of this insect pest. Japanese beetle has a one year life cycle. Adults begin to emerge from the soil from late June through early August. As adults, Japanese beetles are found feeding and mating on foliage and flowers of their host plants, especially roses, grape vines and... Read More

Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season has moved to the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We schedule a new crop of everything available for the month of June so all you see in the Courtyard and Greenhouses... Read More

New Burpee Tomato Varieties

Tomato Beefsteak Brandy Boy Versatile in the kitchen, this is one of the tastiest tomatoes you can grow. A hybrid of the classic Brandywine, Brandy Boy has the benefits of an heirloom – incredible taste, smooth and thin skin – without the drawbacks. Producing loads of large pink fruits, this tomato is best eaten fresh in salads. These tomatoes need at least one inch (2.5... Read More

Fertilome® 4-Step Lawn Care Program

For your lawn to look its best spring, summer and fall, in addition to water, it needs nutrients. The Creek Side Lawn Care program is developed with the premise that regular fertilization, along with aeration, good mowing and watering practices, is key to maintaining a strong, healthy lawn. A healthy lawn is more resistant to weeds and disease problems. New this year, Creek Side is introducing the Fertilome® brand  4-Step Lawn Care Program which includes four... Read More

Plant Select

Plant Select® is the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions, offering plants that provide more beauty with less work so gardeners of all levels can achieve smart, stunning and successful gardens using fewer resources and with a more positive environmental impact. Plant Select’s goal is to create smart plant choices for a new American Landscape inspired by... Read More

Gardening Today

People are discovering clever ways to garden anywhere and everywhere.  In a tiny yard, or no yard at all.  Whether it is a container garden, a raised bed or a traditional in-ground bed, all gardens provide significant benefits, helping you discover health and community right in your own backyard. What do you want to grow?  Herb and vegetable gardens are more popular than ever.  Plants... Read More

How to Read a Seed Packet

From our friends at CSU Denver Extension Horticulture: If you can read and follow instructions, you can grow a garden. Most seed packets have all the information a gardener needs to plant and grow whatever seeds are hidden inside. Whether you want to plant flowers, herbs, fruits or vegetables, let the seed packet be your guide. Instead of falling for the picture on the front... Read More