When gardening, we prepare our plants for success by amending our soil, watering properly, and preventing disease and pests but, one of the most deadly pests can destroy your garden within a matter of minutes. The Colorado hail season can last from April to September, but the most dangerous month is June.
With some preparation, you can minimize and even prevent hail damage to your plants. From hail protection to caring for damaged plants, this is your guide to getting them through Colorado’s severe weather by shielding your plants from hail storms.
Hail Season Guide:
- Before Hail Season Preventative Prep
- What to do When Hail is in the Forecast
- Unexpected Storms: What to do After the Damage has Occurred
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Colorado has a unique climate that can vary from freezing winters to drought-like summers which can make maintaining a beautiful garden difficult without a well thought out plan. Flowers by Season in Colorado Springs is geared towards Colorado Springs’ climate, but we also recommend keeping your local climate in mind when selecting plants.
This guide will help you plant the right types of flowers at the right times which does everything from significantly increasing the curb-appeal of your home to attracting pollinators that fertilize your flowers for you. We’ve also included some ideas to keep your garden colorful in the freezing months without floral blooms.
Want a list of our favorite Colorado flowers plus care instructions? Download this free guide:
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A lush, green and healthy lawn can not only make your home stand out in the spring, summer and fall months, but it can actually increase the value of your home, too. But think of your lawn as like a relationship with your significant other – getting it green, lush and healthy doesn’t just happen overnight. No, you have to work on it.
While it might seem odd to draw parallels between your lawn and your spouse, think of it like this. If you don’t spend enough time with and lose interest with either, the consequences could be dire. Your spouse or significant other will likely feel neglected and dump you and your lawn will die out. No, we’re not trying to say that caring for your lawn is more important than spending time with your husband, wife or girlfriend, just that both take a fair amount of work to sustain.
So, yes, the bottom line is that in order to have a nice lawn, it takes a little bit of TLC. And we’re not just talking about throwing the sprinklers on every other day or so. How do you get your lawn ready for the dog days of summer and keep it looking green and lush all summer long? Here’s a look at what we call Summer Lawn Care 101: Continue reading Summer Lawn Care 101
Growing an edible garden in Colorado can be more than a fun backyard project. When done right, your edible garden will provide you control over what chemicals and pesticides touch your foods, and can promote a healthy, organic diet. It can also save you money on groceries and can serve as a great educational piece for children.
What edible garden areas you’ll learn about:
- Fruit bushes and trees
As well as how to:
- Encourage pollinators
- Protect your garden from pests
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Mowing your lawn is an essential part of keeping it looking happy and healthy. When it comes to how often you should mow, there are several factors that will play into your mowing schedule. Consistency will be key.
The most important thing to remember with mowing is that “how often” isn’t as important as “how much” grass you cut. Improper mowing can lead to brown spots, weak roots, and burnt grass. Below are important points to consider when asking “How often should I mow my lawn.”
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When you’re planning your dream landscape, the last thing that you want to worry about is weeds threatening the health of your plants. While weeds can be prevented before they even begin to grow if you take the proper precautions, sometimes they are already invading your property. Therefore, finding the proper form of removal can seem like a daunting task. Here’s your guide to Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer.
At Timberline Landscaping, we are experts in keeping your landscape protected from weeds. We’ve compiled some tips to help you understand how to prevent weeds from growing and kill weeds that already exist. Also, read on for information about natural and chemical weed killers.
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Maintaining a healthy lawn that looks great year-round takes hard work. If your lawn care routine only involves mowing and watering, your lawn could be missing out on an essential step in care. Aerating your lawn can help keep your lawn in top shape by promoting lush, green growth. Here’s everything you need to know about aerating your lawn from how often to signs that your lawn needs it. Make sure you don’t skip the Need to Know Aeration Tips Section. Here’s what you’ll learn in the Complete Guide to Aerating Your Lawn:
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July is smart irrigation month and part of being smart with irrigation means reducing water run off from your sprinkler system. One useful method of reducing water run off is called cycle and soak irrigation. This method involves scheduling several shorter watering cycles in the same day, allowing 30 minutes or more in between for the water to soak in. Not only does this method reduce water run-off and conserves water, it also is better for the health of your lawn.
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When you think of the word pollinator, what comes to mind? Typically, your answer would be bees and you are correct! Colorado has 946 species of native bees, which is more than the whole eastern U.S. combined where only 803 species are known. Our state has such a high population of bee species because we have diverse habitats and regional climates within the state that are associated with changes in elevation, longitude and latitude. Colorado is very fortunate to have so many different bee species, however, we also have more than just bees that act as pollinators. Continue reading Colorado’s Native Pollinators
There is nothing quite like Spring in Colorado Springs. Greening grass and budding trees make us anxious to spend more time outdoors. Whether or not you enjoy lawn care, you are sure to love our tips to make Spring and Summer lawn care a breeze. Timberline Landscaping’s lawn care professionals have put their heads together to create this list of tips to prepare your yard for spring to ensure your yard gets a healthy start this year.
Spring Lawn Care 101
Cut back ornamental grasses and Russian sage
These are the two perennial types that we recommend leaving un-cut over Winter months to provide Winter interest in your garden. Now is the time to cut them back so that you do not risk cutting the tips off newly emerging plants. Grasses need to be cut to within 3” or less of the ground. Leaving more than this creates an environment where the center will rot because it holds moisture in the remaining grass stalks. Russian sage should be cut back to 6” to allow for any stems that overwintered to sprout new shoots and leaves, otherwise, if they did not overwinter they will grow from the base of the plant near ground level. Continue reading Preparing Your Yard for Spring