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Got a dry, brown lawn? Colorado Springs grass experts offer tips to bring it back to life
Got a dry, brown lawn? Colorado Springs grass experts offer tips to bring it back to life

By: Halle Thornton - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

With the chilly weather and sporadic snow finally coming to an end, it's time to thaw out and start thinking about how to revive your brown, crunchy...

The grass is always greener
The grass is always greener

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

We all want our lawns to be the greenest, healthiest, thickest lawn around. Many people think that it’s time consuming, expensive and requires a...

We love our colorful perennial flowerbeds and to eat out of them too
We love our colorful perennial flowerbeds and to eat out of them too

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

With the increased interest in vegetable gardening, many established landscapes weren’t prepared for a typical rowed vegetable garden layout. For this...

How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden
How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Knowing that fresh, just-harvested produce has higher nutritional content than produce that has been shipped and stored, perhaps you’ve decided to grow...

Transform your home with better lighting
Transform your home with better lighting

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Are you selling or staying? Or do you just have house envy? Either way, while you’re thinking about how you can make your home better, have you...

Have damaged or downed trees? Here are some places you can dispose of them around Colorado Springs
Have damaged or downed trees? Here are some places you can dispose of them around Colorado Springs

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

To report a damaged or down tree on city property, residents can call 385-5942. Residents looking for a place to deposit branches and other debris...

Ready, set, get your lawn ready to grow!
Ready, set, get your lawn ready to grow!

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Spring lawn care is critical to a healthy summer lawn. There are several things to do before the warm weather comes on. This article applies to cool...

The Mushroom King and Tiny Homes featured at the Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo
The Mushroom King and Tiny Homes featured at the Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

The Southern Colorado Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo will fill the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Boulevard at Academy, March...

Fixes for the garage, attic and everywhere in between
Fixes for the garage, attic and everywhere in between

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Dear Ken: Our garage door is driving us nuts. This time of year the sun affects those sensors, so the only way to get the door to go down is to hop out...

Seed starting tips
Seed starting tips

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Seed starting can be a very fun project for the late winter and early spring. Starting your vegetables from seeds early will allow your seedlings...

Plant of the Year 2017
Plant of the Year 2017

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

The Perennial Plant Association is a national organization dedicated to the use of perennials in the landscape. They also offer hardscape design...

Tree selection
Tree selection

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

March and April is a good time to start thinking about adding some trees to your garden. Trees are an investment, which if done well, will add value and...

Transform your living room
Transform your living room

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The living room may very well be the most lived-in room in the home. It’s the place where you crash after a long day at work, cuddle up with loved ones...

How to revitalize an aging sofa
How to revitalize an aging sofa

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Couches are an important component of living rooms and dens, serving as comfortable places to relax. Sofas will be sat on, slept on and, if young...

Around the House: Upgrades for a safer, warmer home
Around the House: Upgrades for a safer, warmer home

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Dear Ken: What do you recommend for a good driveway concrete sealer? -Tony Any clear masonry sealer will work. But driveway sealing is a never-ending...

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