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

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 3

Beverly, a Thornton resident, decided to embark on her very first turf replacement project this year. Even though she ran into a few unforeseen challenges along the way, she is already planning to convert another section of lawn. Beverly’s enthusiasm and love for her new garden is infectious. Learn more about some of the successes and Read More

How to Prevent Summer Damage to 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: How can I prevent damage to my garden from Colorado’s erratic weather? A: During Colorado’s summer months, most of the environmental damage to our plants is temperature and moisture related. Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 2

  Resource Central’s Turf Replacement program was born in 2016 when the City of Lafayette wanted to help residents decrease their outdoor water use. More recently, the program has grown into new communities like Thornton and Boulder. After one year and over 40 successful turf transformations in the Thornton Water district, Heather, a water resource analyst with Read More

Gardening Tips for a Successful First Year

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: Now that I picked up and planted my Garden In A Box, what do I need to do to give it a successful first year? A: Start with reading the Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 1

Sue, a resident of the City of Boulder, spearheaded a turf removal project in the common area of her HOA. The section of lawn that she chose had a 30 year old irrigation system that badly needed to be replaced. Participation in the program prompted the HOA to replace the old, leaky system and add Read More

The Basics of Lawn Care

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: Even though I’m planting Gardens In A Box, I still want some lawn. What do I need to do to keep my lawn looking good? A: Basic lawn care Read More

Spring Maintenance for a Happy 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 is the difference between pruning and deadheading? A: Both are important measures to keep plants healthy and looking good. Simply put, deadheading is the removal of faded or 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