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  • Find advice on remodeling, landscaping and more at Colorado Springs home show

    Know how you look (and feel) when you first wake up in the morning? That's your yard right now. When properties emerge from a long winter's nap, it's rarely a pretty sight. "It's the time of year when people are getting outside and looking at their yards and saying, 'I need help,'" said Shirley Rouse, director of member services at the...

  • Bill would allow Coloradans to roll out the rain barrel

    Rain harvesters, rejoice: It might soon be legal to collect and store the water that falls onto your property. A bill introduced this year would ease Colorado's longstanding prohibition on collecting rainwater, allowing up to two 50-gallon rain barrels per household. The water would have to be used on the property on which it is collected and...

  • Decorating with spring pastels

    After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can brighten a room. Decorating with these potentially too-sweet shades can be tricky, but worth it. "Pastels get a bad rap for being super-girly, sometimes being kind of '80s, and for even skewing babyish. But...

  • Year-round gardening: Help native bees with plant selection, habitats

    Honeybees, a European import to the Americas in the 17th century, are suffering a well-publicized decline due to colony collapse disorder. Less publicized but as important are the challenges facing native bees, including bumblebees and solitary bees. Native bees are critical pollinators. About 75 percent of our food supply depends on...

  • Around the house: Look to 'Scare Eyes' as way to spook woodpeckers

    Dear readers: I'm indebted to a loyal reader from Colorado Springs. She noted our quest for the perfect - or, at least, most effective - woodpecker deterrent. And she recommended a product generically called "Scare Eyes." It's a brightly colored balloon festooned with caricatures of eyeballs that she hung along the pecked side of the house. It...

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YEAR ROUND GARDENING: The Basics of Growing Roses: Planting & Pruning
Beautiful Lawn Vs. Faithful Pet: Putting A Stop To Lawn Care Woes
Around the House: Harsh Weather Creates Ice Troubles Even On The Sunny Side
Wood patio furniture provides value and durability
YEAR ROUND GARDENING: March Garden Calendar
Around the House Check For Snow Entering Your House During Storms
Year Round Gardening: Understanding Cool and Warm Season Vegetables
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YEAR ROUND GARDENING: SHRUBS -- Versatile Performers in the Garden
Around the House: Motion Detector Lights Can Prove Invaluable
Year Round Gardening: Pruning Evergreen Shrubs
Around the House: “Once wallpapered, always wallpapered”
Around the House: Check the location of your doorbell transformer
Year Round Gardening: Extending the season frost protection
Ask a Designer: improving the kitchen in small (or big) ways
Pesky beetle could wreak havoc on Colorado Springs trees
In honor of Famous Potato Bowl, a tribute to the spud
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