When is the most important time to feed your lawn? The answer is now. The fertilizer you apply now will go directly to the roots of your lawn, where it is stored until the weather warms up in the spring and the lawn begins to green up. At this point your lawn depends on the energy stored in its roots. The most important part of the fertilizer you apply now is Nitrogen, the first number on the bag. Fertilome Winterizer contains 25% Nitrogen, plus Phosphate and Potassium to help your lawn absorb and store the fertilizer you apply now. You can buy a 20 pound bag, which covers 5,000 square feet or a 40 pound bag which covers 10,000 square feet. If you’re looking for an all-organic winterizer fertilizer, pick up a bag of
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
There are many who say that Panayoti Kelaidis has changed Western gardening more that anyone in recent times. There is no doubt that his influence on gardening and plant selection is substantial. As an expert in horticulture, science and art, the Senior Curator and Director of Denver Botanical Gardens Outreach, has traveled extensively and spoken throughout the world. He is past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Rock Garden Society
and the American Penstemon Society. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal from Swarthmore College, generally considered the highest honor in American Horticulture. Panayoti almost singlehandedly introduced the genus Delosperma to general horticulture.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
September is a great time to fix up your lawn. Turf grass wears out for any number of reasons; wear and tear, age, soil compaction, bugs, fungus and now is the best time to fix these problems. There are two products to use on your lawn right now to help it get ready for winter. Revive™ works to break down the surface of your lawn so water and nutrients get into the soil better. We recommend you choose seed that will work in our area. We get our grass seed from the Greely, Fort Collins area.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Fall blooming bulbs from The Flower Bin. One of the easiest flowering bulbs to grow, Colchicum belongs to a small group of fall blooming bulbs and is a wonderful addition to your autumn garden. Colchicum grow from bulb-like corms that need to be planted as soon as you get them. Pick a site that receives full sun to partial shade and prep your soil with Sheep, Peat and Compost or use Top Soil and work it into your existing soil about 5" to 6". Dig a hole about three times as deep as the bulb is high.
Autumnale 'Album' a white flowering corm.
Lilac Wonder has large violet flowers and can grow up to 8" tall.
Monday, September 1, 2014
If you’re looking for a low maintenance mounding plant for your rock garden or perennial border, Cranesbill may be the plant for you. Cranesbill is the true hardy geranium, not to be confused with annual geraniums or pelargoniums. Hardy geraniums come back year after year. They grow in clumps and prefer full sun, though you could plant them in a spot that receives late afternoon shade. Cranesbill will do best in soil which drains well, so plan to dig in some soil amendments such as Sheep, Peat and Compost to your planting site. Count on cranesbill to give you many years of colorful pink and blue flowers. Great for pollinators. 'Rozanne' (pictured above) was selected as the 2008 Perennial of the year. It has a very large, vibrant violet-blue flowers and a long bloom season. Other cranesbill selection include: