First Frost Yard and Garden Tips

It’s Time Think About Shutting Down Your Sprinkler System The most important step in winterizing your system is to blow it out. Or, put simply, it’s important to clear the pipes of all water once you turn off your control clock and switch off the valve on your backflow preventer. Blowing out your sprinkler system Read More

Planting Cover Crops to Improve your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What are cover crops and why should I plant them? A: Cover crops, often called “living mulch” or “green manure” are plants that are grown to benefit and or/protect Read More

How To Support Pollinators With Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Why is it important to create pollinator friendly habitats? What can I do to create a garden space that supports local pollinators? A: Pollinators of all sorts are threatened by Read More

Do I need to water during the winter?

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Do I really need to water during the winter?  A: Easy answer – definitely! High winds, dry air, low humidity, wide temperature changes, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures are normal Read More

First Frost Alert: What should I do for my plants?

“Help! I just planted my Fall garden. The first freezing temperatures are approaching! What do I do?!” Stay calm! All of your Garden In A Box plants are “hardened off”. This means they have been acclimatized to strong sunlight, wind, temperature fluctuations, and they have a thicker “skin” ready for life in the ground. In Read More

How To Put Your Garden In A Box To Bed For Winter

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: How should I prepare my Garden In A Box for Winter? A: In general, putting the garden to bed involves cleaning up messes, cutting back and dividing plants, fall planting, Read More

Garden In A Box xeriscape program attracts hummingbirds, honeybees, & homeowners

DENVER – With spring landscape season nearly here, Denver-area families are participating in water conservation programs at a scorching pace, according to Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Boulder. Three times as many families have reserved drought-tolerant Garden In A Box kits this month – that’s 2200 xeriscape gardens in just two weeks – compared Read More

Garden In A Box Prep!

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: I’ve ordered a Garden In A Box, now what?!  How do I prepare my landscape before picking it up this spring? A: Fear not! Garden In A Box makes it easy Read More

Water Economics In Colorado: Supply and Demand

The Center for ReSource Conservation puts conservation into action through a portfolio of conservation programs. Whether we are reclaiming building materials towards a zero-waste community at ReSource or saving water by upgrading the Pre Rinse Spray Valve at your favorite restaurant, CRC is out there, in your community, making us all more sustainable. When it Read More