Winterizing Raised Garden Beds

Fall is officially here, which means one thing: Winter is coming. The Western Slope can receive anywhere between 19-175 inches of snow on average--depending on your elevation. Are you and your raised beds ready for snowfall? Keep reading to discover three tips on winterizing raised garden beds. Step 1: Weed [...]

How to Build a Fabulous Fall Garden

Psst...we are going to let you in on a secret: Fall is a fabulous time to harvest cool-weather crops! Now that we are in the middle of August, there is no time like the present to start preparing you bed for a fabulous fall garden. Fall Garden Soil It's always [...]

Compost as Mulch: The Best of Both Worlds

Nurturing your soil is a bit like mixing together the right ingredients in a cake. In order for your plants to "rise," they need plenty of rich materials available to them. The two key ingredients to help your fruits and vegetables rise are compost and mulch. What if we told [...]

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: Gardening, Organics|Tags: , , , , |

Herb Spiral: How to Build One

Although you may be able to picture what an herb spiral would look like, you may be wondering, "What exactly is an herb spiral and why should I build one?" Herbs add zest to your home-cooked meals. Building an herb spiral creates ideal conditions, or microclimates, for each [...]

Building a Blissful Backyard

Have you ever been pea-green with envy of your neighbor's beautifully lush garden, or are you one day dreaming of winning the yard-of-the-month? At Beaver Lakes Nursery in Montrose, Colorado, we offer the best organic solutions and expertise in building and maintaining a blissful backyard. The Right Stuff Beaver [...]

Raised Garden Beds vs. In-Ground Gardens

Have you ever wondered about what the differences are between raised garden beds and in-ground gardens? We love raised garden beds because you have more control over the growing conditions and many times, raised beds can be better for getting vegetable gardens to really produce their full potential.  Soil in [...]

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Cannabis

It takes a lot of water, light, nutrients, and energy for any sort of plant to grow. But there is an easier way for plants to grow! By forming relationships with certain beneficial fungi, plants can benefit and grow faster. Mycorrhizal fungi are a type of beneficial fungus that [...]

Neem Oil: A Natural Bug Repellent

Neem oil is extracted by the intense squeezing of the inner kernels from neem seeds. The oil from the kernels is collected and the residue left over is neem cake. Neem oil is a great all-natural, organic pest control that is safe for use in gardens and around kids, pets, [...]

Using Neem Cake as on Organic Slow Release Fertilizer

Neem is a tree native to India and is known for its great pest control properties. Neem oil is extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. The byproduct of neem oil production is neem cakes. The neem cakes are the residue left after extracting the oil. Neem cake is [...]

Xeriscaping to Create a Drought Tolerant Landscape

Xeriscaping is landscaping that promotes water efficiency. The word "xeriscape" was coined by combining "landscape" and the Greek word "xeros," which means dry. A well-designed xeriscape can be a beautiful addition that can invite wildlife, provide year-round interest and save water. By xeriscaping, you can create a drought-resistant landscape that [...]

6 Easy to Grow Vegetables & Herbs for Early Spring

Although most herbs and vegetables prefer the longer days of summer, there are many that do better in the cooler weather of early spring. If you're excited to get things going in the garden or if you just want to grow some of these vegetables, we've got some great tips [...]

Making your landscape more pet friendly

Pets are great to have and make great companions. Sometimes though, they can make a mess of your landscape. You also have to be careful of the plants you install in your landscaping. And you have to watch the treatments, chemicals, and fertilizers used to make sure they are pet [...]

A Guide to Container Gardening

Not everyone has the luxury of having a big backyard or lots of space for a larger scale vegetable garden. But you can still grow great vegetables in small spaces, even on an apartment balcony or patio. You just need to know the right vegetables to choose and how [...]

Don’t Purchase Potatoes, Plant Them

Who doesn't love potatoes? You can eat them so many different ways, they are filling, and quick to prep. Not only can you bake them, fry them, or boil them, they are great mashed, sliced, diced, chopped, or whole. Yes, potatoes are fairly easy on the budget, but why buy [...]

Let Nature Do Yard Work For You

We all want a beautiful yard and or garden, but that can take a lot of work and time. Do you ever dream of having a beautiful yard or garden that takes care of itself while you relax and enjoy the beauty? Not only can nature help take care of [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Gardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Plant and Grow for Years to Come

Gardens can be a lot of work, but can also be very rewarding. Whether you have a little space or a lot of land, you can have a garden that grows amazing crops every season. So, if you love the idea of growing your own food in your garden, but hate [...]

Growing Great Cucumbers

Some of the most popular plants grown in gardens include tomatoes and peppers, and cucumbers come in just behind those. Cucumbers are highly favored by gardeners because they grow quickly, and make a bountiful harvest. There are a variety of cucumbers you can choose from to best meet your taste [...]

Seed Planting Made Easier

Did you know that planting seeds directly into the outdoor soil is often a better option than starting them inside? The outdoors is a seed's natural habitat, which is why planting outside is often the best option for getting plants a healthy start. Sowing seeds directly into outdoor soil is [...]

Repel Bugs and Pests

Do you notice those annoying pests bothering and biting you when you're trying to relax on your porch in the morning, or when you are hosting a nice Spring or Summer barbecue? They don't just bite and bother you, they bother your plants, too. These pests chew through your plants, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Gardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Perfect Garden Borders

When landscaping you will want to have a defined line between your gardening areas and yard. A border between your garden and yard keeps unruly grass out of the garden and flower beds, and gives your landscape a beautiful look. There are many different ways to landscape your "garden edging." [...]

Gardening for Beginners

Gardening can be such a rewarding and relaxing hobby. Although it may seem weird saying something involving manual labor can be relaxing, it's true. Gardening keeps you active and reduces stress levels, therefore allowing you to be relaxed. Gardening can also be good for your health. Allowing yourself to relieve [...]

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