Soil Amendement Basics

Q:  Amending my soil feels daunting. What should I consider when thinking about it? A: A soil amendment is any material added to the soil (as opposed to mulch, which is applied on top of the soil) to improve its composition and fertility. The soil in much of the Colorado Front Range is clay and

Do I need to water during the winter?

  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 in our climate; and they can wreak havoc on plants. Long, dry periods lead to injury and death to their roots. This is

First Frost Yard and Garden Tips

  Happy fall, everyone! The forecast for the week of October 11th shows freezing temps at night for multiple nights for much of the Front Range. Take a look at the forecast for your area to see exactly when that first freezing night will arrive. Also important to note is the last day you planted

Spring Cleanup Tips

We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation through landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the waterwise plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In a Box team – to GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org, and sign up for our monthly Garden In A Box newsletter for more helpful tips and answers! (Visit our Garden In A Box

Late Winter Planning for Spring Success

We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation though landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the waterwise plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In A Box team – to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org, and sign up for our monthly Garden In A Box newsletter for more helpful tips and answers! (Scroll to the bottom of this

Photo: Pine Trees, Text: Caring for Trees in Colorado

Caring For Trees: Selection, Maintenance and Pruning

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 keep my trees healthy from year to year? A: In addition to their beauty, trees are treasures that warm our hearts, hold family and personal memories, and

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

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

Gifts From 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: My vegetable garden is thriving and I would like some creative suggestions about ways to share its delights with my friends and family. A: Part of the joy

Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle: The Terrible Two

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’s the hype around the Emerald Ash Borer? How will I know if an ash tree is infested with EAB? Q: The Japanese Beetles are out! How do I protect