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Be Prepared For Winter Mites

Winter mites are starting to appear as sprinkler systems are turned off and lawns dry out: The warm days and cold nights this October have caused mites to come out early. Lawn mite populations are already high, so damage is already starting in dry and sunny areas of lawns. As soon as the sprinkler systems […]

Tip of the Month – October Sprinklers

Tip of the month: October temperatures can dip overnight.  Protect your irrigation system from sudden or overnight freeze to prevent costly damages. Shut off the water to your irrigation system (this valve is normally located inside the house). Open your petcock valve connected to your vacuum breaker. Drain the excess water at the shut off […]

Fall is Here!

The leaves are beginning to change and Mother Nature is putting on a show. As the caretakers of our landscapes we can assist our trees and shrubs in order to put on the best display of fall color possible. The key is water, which in Colorado is no surprise. Our trees require water to go […]

How to “Revive” Your Soil in Denver

As temperatures heat up and conditions become arid, it’s not uncommon for your yard soil to become hard and dry, particularly in naturally dry places like Denver. This, in turn, makes it difficult for trees and plants to grow – even with proper watering – because the water isn’t penetrating enough. In fact, hard soil […]

Heat, pests, sprinklers and diseases!

The summer of 2016 is in full effect. We are racking up the 90 degree days, and our landscapes are beginning to suffer as a result. Insect populations are high with record numbers of Japanese Beetles, aphids, and mites showing up this season. The combination of insect damage and heat stress is enough to frustrate […]

Drought Stress and Damage Alert:

Drought Stress and Damage Alert: The July weather has hit lawns hard: Many lawns in the Denver area are showing heavy drought stress and insect damage. One of the first signs to look for beyond the brown spots in any stressed lawn is seeing if walking across it leaves easy to see footprints, or does […]

Lawn care tips for warm (HOT) weather!

The transition from cooler spring weather to hot summer weather has been a quick change over this year. This leads to extra stress on the lawn.  There are a few things home owners can do and should know about their lawns as the heat of summer gets into high gear. Mowing: Mowing height adjustment is […]

Get to Know Eric Hanneken – Planting Manager

Eric was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he began work in the landscape field. His 9 years of experience include working for a garden center, a tree company, commercial lawn maintenance, and residential/commercial landscaping. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in August of 2016, and left […]