Landscaping

Featured Plants

Hardy Mums

 

Limoncello Barberry

Potentilla

Dart's Gold Ninebark

 

Hydrangeas

Pansies

 

Rudbeckia

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What to Plant this Fall

Summer may be coming to end, but autumn is a great time for gardening! Here is a list of some plants that look amazing during the fall.

Flowering Pear Trees are spectacular and have excellent fall color and an exciting spring bloom. Chanticleer Pear and Javelin Pear have it all, beautiful white spring flowers and yellow orange, red and purple fall color. These trees are resistant to Fire Blight and a fast growing, well performing tree in the Fort Collins area.

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Trees are Cool

Summer is hot. Shade trees are cool. Trees in general omit water vapor from their leaves which cools the air. Shade trees offer additional protection to you and your home. You can plant them to sit under and to create a shade barrier from the intense morning and evening sun.

A few tips when planting shade trees: plant in varying sizes. Depth equals oxygenated and cool air. Any tree casts shade, broad coverage is what makes a good shade tree. It takes a while for a tree to be full grown so grow...

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Lush and Xeric

Xeric plants that will thrive even when your neighbor's landscape is wilting under the heat:

 

Mountain Mahogany

Native, hardy, uniquely textured foliage, grows large, mahogany wood.

 

 

Texas Red Yucca

Indigenous peoples used this plant for rope. It has beautiful red flower and is strong which makes it good for rope, cords, clothes, bedding mats etc.

 

 

Sand Cherries

Creeping, extremely hardy.

 

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Blooming Perennials

Vibrant plants that bloom year after year! Here is a sampling of some perennials we carry that are blooming right now:

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Columbine: Colorado's state flower, spring bloomers, re-seed readily, good for naturalizing, low maintenance

 

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Peony: Giant blooms, fragrant flowers, comes in many different colors, full sun

 

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Clematis: Large flowers with...

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Hail Recovery

There is never a dull moment when you  are gardening in Colorado! If the spring storms are beating up your garden, here are some tips to help them recover!

You can apply organic Bonide Copper Fungicide as soon as possible after the storm on your plants’ wounds. This will help prevent fungal infections.
Keep as many remaining leaves as possible.  If more than half of a leaf is intact, leave it and let it create energy for the plant.
Remove broken and shredded leaves, stems...

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Don’t Forget to Feed Your Lawn!

Good lawn care requires attention year-round. The good news is, the steps can be simple! Here are some of our products for early spring lawn care that will feed your lawn and also prevent new weed seeds from germinating.

Pro-tip: It is a great idea to fertilize your lawn right before it rains so that Mother's Nature will water it in for you!

 

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Alpha One Natural Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer. Alpha One is located in Colorado...

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X-Rated Plants

Learn about X Rated plants at our Garden & Landscape DIY Fair on Saturday February 24th from 10am-4pm!

What are X-rated plants? Xeric or low-water plants should be part of every Colorado landscape and are rated by their drought tolerance hence where they get their X-rating from.  Xeric plants that you can grow in Colorado include trees like Bur Oak and Pinyon Pine, favorite shrubs like Lilac and Spirea, perennials such as Penstemon and Yarrow, and even annuals like Portulaca...

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Winterization

As Colorado residents, we are no strangers to fluctuating conditions in the winter. It might be snowing one day and totally melted and sunny the next. While plants look generally dormant in the winter months and we are used to seeing things come back to life in the spring, our gardens and landscapes all need to be winterized in order to survive. Below you will find information on rose collars, tree wrap, frost cloth, lawn winterizer, and sprinkler blows outs that will let you know why you need...

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Perennial Grasses

Grasses have more uses than you might think!

When planted strategically, grasses have many uses. They can create different kinds of spaces and attract birds. Grasses can be a coverage plant to fill empty spaces and can act as borders. For example, all grasses can be planted in a circle or half moon arrangement with a private seating area in the middle. Below are some useful facts about the varieties we have available. While supplies last.

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Dwarf Zebra...

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