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  • New community garden takes shape outside Colorado Springs Fire Department

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    The sweet smell of freshly tilled soil wafted near a Colorado Springs fire station Saturday morning, as the sound of hammers and electric screwdrivers filled the air. About 90 people from area schools, community organizations and the Colorado Springs Fire Department combined efforts...

  • Year-round gardening: Take simple steps now to ensure lusher lawn come summer

    By FredRicka Bogardus Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Taking a few simple steps early in the season can get your lawn off to a good start. A healthier lawn in spring can mean a lawn that thrives in summer. Work done now also can make your lawn more resistant to disease, insect and weed problems. - Core aeration: This might be the most...

  • Colorado Springs deck designer featured on new DIY Network series

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Imagine this: After a long day on the job, you return home to build a fire, cook a meal and dine on the deck. In the middle of winter. Sound impossible? Not if your deck designer is Garth Hystad, the founder and president of Colorado Custom Decks and Mosaic Outdoor Living and...

  • Around the house: Humidifiers face challenge countering Colorado's climate

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Dear Ken: I put in a humidifier and it doesn't seem to be doing any good. Am I expecting too much? - Dan Answer: Maybe. Humidifiers in this climate have to work hard to get the humidity level to much more than about 35 percent. The ambient, wintertime humidity is so low that simply...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 4, 2015

    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR FRIDAY Broadmoor Garden Club Community Meeting - Dean Norton will present "Welcome Home, George Washington," an entertaining look at the gardening world of George Washington, 9:45 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration...

  • Around the house: Leave mitigation of radon to the experts

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Dear Ken: I have a 40-year-old, ranch-style home. The radon level in the basement bedroom is 7.8. How can I mitigate this? - Ed Answer: Mitigation can get complicated, so you need to leave it up to the experts. It depends a great deal on your foundation's configuration and how much...

  • Spring fever means it's time to scratch that gardening itch

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mary Jane Ray's hands were quivering, and her nose twitched like a rabbit's. She almost could feel and smell the damp, fertile earth awakening from its winter nap. When spring fever hits, look out. Although Ray is longing to reconnect with the loam that's calling, it's too early to...

  • Year-round gardening: Spring is here and there's work to be done

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    It's spring, and there's lots to do in the garden. Here's a primer for next month: Early April Vegetables outdoors - Plant asparagus crowns (roots) in trenches 6 inches deep. Then, as plants grow, gradually fill with soil. In established asparagus beds, work nitrogen fertilizer...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 28, 2015

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Kids Class: Egg Heads - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration: 574-8058. Plant Start Swap - During the Colorado Farm and Art Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave.; farmandartmarket.com....

  • From pastels to 'Noir,' the colors of 2015 decor

    By Kim Cook The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    For 2015, the hot colors in home decor range from yummy ice cream pastels to a few deep, saturated hues. The pastels include blush, sky blue, vanilla, lilac and pale peach, hues traditionally associated with tropical or desert climes. Mint and shell pink might seem lightweight or...

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