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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Gardening expert Melinda Myers provides a plan to transform your landscape It’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget.  “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends these five strategies to create a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape this season. Be Waterwise
Save money on the water bill, ... Full Story

Larimer County Wood Collection Yards Opening Dates

  Larimer County, Colorado - The Larimer County Woody Biomass Collection/Sort Yards are set to open. Larimer County Forester Dave Lentz says the sites are meant to assist the public, “The sort yards began in 2008 to assist the public in removing downed timber from their forest health projects such as fire mitigation and pine beetle tree removal.” A partner of Peak to Peak Wood, Larimer County operates two sites: The Red Feather Lakes site is located along the Creedmore Lakes ... Full Story

Udall Continues Fight for Bark-Beetle Mitigation

By Senator Mark Udall If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? How about an entire forest? Every spring and summer, the bark beetle epidemic in Colorado’s forests takes on added dimensions. Rather than the green and gold we’ve used as backdrops to family portraits and souvenir postcards, receding snows reveal new swaths of rust-red forest that have succumbed to bark beetles. Colorado is ground zero for the bark beetle epidemic, which has left millions of acres of dead ... Full Story

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer

The Larimer County Weed Control District and the Larimer County Forestry Program located at 2649 East Mulberry, # 6, at the southwest corner of Summitview and Mulberry, in Fort Collins, have begun summer hours as of April.  The office will be open 8:00 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.   Call ahead to be sure appropriate personnel will be present, or to schedule a time outside of the posted hours. Services include recommendations on weed management and range and pasture restoration, herbicide ... Full Story

Master Gardeners get ready for winter

Gardening Tips By: Mitzi Davis Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Fertilize your lawn if it is a cool season grass like bluegrass, fescue or ryegrass, and help it recover from the stress of summer drought and heat. Apply a high nitrogen, water soluble, fertilizer at a rate of 1lb. of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. The first number on the bag is nitrogen (N) and is the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer.  If the first ... Full Story

I Need a Drink!

By Doug Nichols  Berthoud Recorder That is what the trees and shrubs in your yard probably are saying right now. March was supposed to be our snowiest month, but despite the recent spring snowstorms, we are still behind in precipitation. Water has long been a topic of critical interest in Colorado, and the low amounts of snow or rain so far this year make it even more pressing for local homeowners and gardeners. Here in Berthoud, our municipal water supply comes from the Western Slope ... Full Story

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