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

Measuring Rain for Science!

  Whether it’s for your garden, or your rain barrel, it’s always good to know how much rain you actually received.  Rainfall is extremely variable; as you’ve probably witnessed, it could be raining across the street but not on you.  You may also know that the amount reported on the news comes from Denver International Airport 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

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

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

Toilet Swap to Save 180 Million Gallons

Center for ReSource Conservation, Eco-Cycle, and Boulder County partner for Earth Day water conservation & recycling event April 22-23 BOULDER COUNTY – April 19, 2016 – This Earth Day, hundreds of local families will trade in their old, water-wasting toilets for new, high-efficiency models saving millions gallons of water. It’s part of a new water Read More

The History (& Future) of Toilets

By Anne Tengler and Morgan Shimabuku Ever wondered about the history of toilets? It’s fairly surprising, actually. Indoor plumbing in the US took hold in the early 1800’s as magnificent, landmark hotels were built and connected to an early type of water sewage and pipe-works systems in large cities. Today, many area homes have more toilets than people in them, and we Read More

Ongoing: Fix A Leak Week

Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for Fix a Leak Week 2015, March 16–22, 2015, but remember that you can race over to your plumbing Read More