Are you seeing a sea of yellow instead of a green lawn or are other weeds already getting under your skin? Weeds this year have come much earlier than we are used to. Much of this is because of the late winter and early spring with warm weather followed by late March moisture. The stress […]
Tree Top Times
Spring has Sprung!
March was mild and warm with Colorado Springs breaking several record high temperatures. Just today I saw flowering Forsythia, Plum and Crabapple trees. This is easily 3 weeks ahead of a normal year. The National Phenology Network tracks the start of spring, called the Spring Leaf Index, by measuring the appearance of leaves, blossoms and […]
The time is right to start caring for your lawn:
Early spring is the time to get a jump on getting a happy and healthy lawn for the entire season. A good green-up in the spring will help with root development and will allow the yard to fill in any winter damage more quickly. By acting now, your lawn will also be much better prepared […]
Getting your yard ready for spring!
With warmer weather and the spring fertilization season just around the corner, it’s a good idea to invest a little time getting your yard ready for the season. Here are a few tips on what you can do now to prepare your yard for spring. Walk your yard: Before you start to do any yard […]
Pine Wilt Disease found in Scotch and Austrian Pines
As winter approaches, dead Scotch and Austrian Pines have been appearing with more frequency in Colorado Springs. The culprit has been found to be the Pinewood nematode, a native to North America. It does not generally cause mortality in native Pines, but in exotic Pines it causes a fatal wilt disease. It can be deadly […]
Winter Lawn Maintenance Tips:
While the winter months is not a normal time to think about lawn care, there are a few things everyone can do to keep lawns in the best condition possible for greening up when spring arrives. Keep Lawn Areas Clean: It is not uncommon for items to be left out and forgotten about once the […]
Spring weather, your trees and what to look out for!
Spring in Colorado can be hard on our landscapes. This spring is no exception with two significant snow storms that resulted in major limb breakage. This damage impacts our trees in many ways, some immediate and obvious, and some are delayed and are more difficult to see. It is easy to see how the limbs […]