Plant & Gardening Trends

Timely August Garden Tips

Number one August tip 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!  You deserve it! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Consider seeding a fall crop of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, beets, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be... 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 destructive 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 mid-summer feeding and mating on foliage and flowers of their host plants, especially roses, grape... Read More

Tomatoes & Hot Weather Tips

How are your tomatoes growing? Problems with Blossom End Rot?  The dark grey, black-sunken area on the blossom end of tomatoes. Though many people think blossom end rot is a disease, it isn’t. Blossom end rot is not caused by a bacteria or fungus, nor is it something that is caused by an insect pest. It is a physiological disorder thought to be caused by... Read More

July Flower Care Tips

Hot Weather Tips When temperatures are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for water, in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Don’t get caught over-watering when temps cool down again. Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location to take off the stress.  When it cools down, move... Read More

Got Bugs?

Now is the time that pest and/ or disease problems are showing up.  Keep an eye open for insects on the tips of branches or flower buds, or signs of chewing on the leaves or flowers.  Put your thumb on the end of your hose and blast them off as an initial remedy. Consult you Green Team experts for treatment recommendations. Japanese Beetles & Control... Read More

Japanese Beetles are Here!

Because Japanese beetles have a flight area of several miles, they will be swarming in from all over very soon or maybe already?  Adults feed on leaves, buds and flowers of many common garden and landscape plants, especially roses, grape vines and Virginia Creeper vines.  On leaves, feeding is usually restricted to the softer tissues between the larger leaf veins, which results in a characteristic... Read More

Welcome to the Dark Side – Gardening for Shade

Successful gardening always begins with choosing the right plant for the right location.  Of course, gardening involves trying new things, trial and error, a willingness to be creative but in the end, we can’t force mother nature to respond in a manner that is inconsistent with evolution.  No matter how much we would like our favorite sun-loving geranium, petunia, rose, salvia or sedum to grow... Read More

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to begin treating for Budworm. Life Cycle The adult stage is a moth with a wingspan of about 1 1/2 inches. The wings are light green with brown overtones and a few wavy, cream-colored bands. In the early evening, females lay single eggs on buds or leaves.  The eggs hatch into little light green worms.  They have two cycles per summer... Read More

Attracting Birds to the Landscape

The best way to attract birds to your landscape is to provide food, water, and shelter from our strong winds. Consider planting trees, shrubs and perennial flowers that will create some shelter and provide food for our feathered friends. Bird-Friendly landscaping tips would include some of the same tips we suggest in creating a pleasing landscape design for people as well.  Include drought-tolerant plants that... Read More

June is National Rose Month

If you love roses, Colorado provides a great growing climate so be sure to include them on your garden list.  Because there are so many different types, there are roses to fill nearly every gardeners growing needs. Types of Roses Don’t be confused about all the types available.  The main thing is to find a color you like.  Then check the general height for that... Read More