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  • WEED OF THE MONTH SERIES: THISTLE

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    Thistle is found in both lawn, non-turf areas, as well as native areas. A healthy, dense lawn is the best defense against thistle, as it won’t grow well in shaded areas and by mowing tall, you will discourage the seeds and roots from growing up. Thistle prefers full sun, and clay soils, but will grow in many conditions. Weeds spread both by seed and rhizome activity.

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  • THE BEST GRASS TYPE FOR THE FRONT RANGE

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    When choosing the type of grass seed you should use in your lawn, there are a few factors you should take into consideration. We offer three types of grass seed. We have Emerald III which is a turf-type tall fescue, Supreme bluegrass mix, or Ecological fine fescue seed blend. We consider our Emerald III turf-type tall fescue to be the best option for our local area.

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  • WEED OF THE MONTH SERIES: OXALIS

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    Creeping woodsorrel (oxalis corniculata) will grow more along the ground as a ground cover. Common woodsorrel (oxalis stricta) will grow in more of an upright clump shape. Both have small yellow flowers. When found in the lawn, oxalis will typically only grow in nutrient deficient soils. This plant is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, but will grow best in moist soil that is partially shaded.

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  • 3 BIGGEST MISTAKES IN LAWN MAINTENANCE

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    Lawn care seems like it should be easy with the right tools. If you have a sprinkler system, lawn mower, and fertilizer, how hard can it be? There are nuances to lawn care that a lot of homeowners, and even some lawn care companies don’t realize! Below we will go over the three biggest mistakes you can make while taking care of your lawn.

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  • WEED OF THE MONTH SERIES: DANDELIONS

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    Dandelions prefer full sun and moist soils with good drainage, but will grow in just about every light condition. Once established, this plant is so resilient that it can grow in poor soil conditions where other plants especially grass will not grow. The dandelion is an opportunistic weed that will grow in bare areas or areas that have been disturbed. Because the dandelion doesn’t have any real threats, it thrives.

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  • LANDSCAPING WEED BARRIER CLOTH - DOES IT WORK?

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    The most commonly used weed barrier is a permeable fabric-like plastic that will let some water down into the soil below it. Others are just black or clear plastic. Some of the weed barriers are chemically treated to be UV resistant, so they won’t break down in direct sunlight as easily.

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  • WEED OF THE MONTH SERIES: BINDWEED

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    There are two types of bindweed; Field Bindweed and Hedge Bindweed. Both have arrow shaped leaves and trumpet shaped flowers, similar to Morning Glories. Hedge Bindweed has both larger leaves and larger flowers than Field Bindweed.

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  • WINTERIZING YOUR LAWN

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    Winter is approaching fast! Winterizing your lawn will allow it to come back healthy and strong in the spring and stay that way through next year. There are key steps to winterizing your lawn and making sure that it’s healthy and ready to go dormant. Here are some things you can do to ensure that your lawn is ready for the cold.

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  • WEED OF THE MONTH SERIES: CLOVER

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    The most common clover that we find is white clover. It thrives in cool, moist climates. But it is a hardy weed and can tolerate many different conditions. White clover even grows great in clay soils like we have here in Colorado. It can be very hard to get control of because it is so successful.

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  • THE LIFE BENEATH OUR FEET

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    As a society, we are very motivated to make our lawns and gardens look the best that they can be. We buy expensive plants, lay down pallets of sod, and install the latest and greatest sprinkler systems to make sure the grass stays green as long as possible. When everything on the surface looks green and healthy, we forget what’s going on beneath the surface.

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