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  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 16, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Blue Grama and Buffalo Grass Lawns - 9-10 a.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232. Spring Plant Sale - To benefit Galileo Gardens, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,...

  • Rainy weather especially tough on gutters in Colorado Springs

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Rain has plenty of fans, especially songwriters with umbrellas. But a good thing in abundance can start to feel like something else. That something else? You're soaking in it. Colorado's monsoon season isn't due to arrive until summer, but if you're feeling a little soggy from the...

  • Around the house: Some heaving in concrete basement floors is normal

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Dear Ken: The concrete floor is heaving in my basement. Should I pull back the carpet and grind off the high spots? Any other fixes? - Steve Answer: This is fairly normal. Concrete floors set directly on soil tend to shift over time. We install gloves (control joints) that are...

  • Year-round gardening: Colorado evades rose rosette disease - for now

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -by Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Though it hasn't arrived in Colorado, rose rosette disease is spreading and ravishing roses from Wyoming and the far West to the South and Midwest. The disease is getting a lot of attention and is considered to be one of the more damaging problems for roses. But rose rosette is not...

  • Lawn care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard. There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things. Ignore a few of those guidelines and...

  • Good-bye keys: 'Smart locks' let you in without them

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    When Christy and Joe Affrunti bought their house last year, one of their first projects was replacing the traditional front-door lock with one that opens using a pass code. They were tired of the hassle of "jiggling with a key." Now, when they need to give someone such as a repairman...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 9, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Spring Plant Sale - 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, free admission; botanicgardens.org. Seed and Feed Garden Party - Gardening tips, cooking demonstrations, food tastings and more, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hillside Community...

  • The sweet side of growing beets

    By LEE REICH The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    One nice thing about growing beets is you can eat them fresh for much of the year. A spring planting is ready to start harvesting by early summer, and a summer planting is ready from September on. Some people say those early plantings must be harvested as soon as the roots are fully...

  • Colorado measure to allow rooftop rain barrels fails

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is sticking around for another year. The state Senate moved Tuesday to reject a bill to allow homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. The maneuver was a late-evening vote to delay the bill, meaning it...

  • Tips: In Colorado, 'anxious' gardening spells doom for novices

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    t happens like clockwork - beautiful spring weather blows into Colorado Springs, and aspiring gardeners go on a shopping spree. Too often, the crops they acquire and lovingly plant are doomed for an early death, victims of the next day's frost or hailstorm or some other quirk in...

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