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6 fall landscaping tips

Posted on: September 18th, 2017

The weather is growing cooler and the leaves are changing color, which means it’s time for fall landscaping tips from the lawn and tree care experts at Swingle. Continue to mow and water regularly There’s a common misconception that when fall arrives, your lawn doesn’t need as much attention as it did in the summer…

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Sod webworms are a problem for fall lawns

Posted on: September 8th, 2017

Lawns across Colorado suffered a difficult growing season in 2017 – drought stress, lawn mites, fungal diseases. With the fall season upon us, and dormancy right around the corner, one might assume your lawn will experience smooth sailing for the remainder of the year. Not so fast. September and October typically sees an influx of…

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Why do I need to overseed my lawn?

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

It’s hard to believe that fall is less than a month away – September 22nd serving as its official arrival date. It feels as though we were just talking about ways to reinvigorate your lawn from the harshness of winter, and now we’re discussing what to do as it re-enters dormancy. Time certainly does fly.…

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Trimming a tree in the dormant season has its benefits

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

Written by Steve Geist, Senior Consulting Arborist One of the most time-honored questions (or controversies) in all of tree care is, “when is the best time of year for trimming a tree?”  Much has been written over the years, with various and contradictory opinions and theories offered. In the day, pruning was referred to as…

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Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Lafayette

Posted on: August 9th, 2017

This week, emerald ash borer (EAB) was detected in Lafayette, Colorado – still within the quarantine area established to prevent the spread after first being discovered in Boulder in 2013. The pest has also been confirmed in Gunbarrel and Longmont, Colorado at this time. It is still unclear whether the insect arrived in Lafayette on…

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Perplexed by yellowing leaves on trees, plants and shrubs?

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Outdoor plants which appear to be stressed are common along Colorado’s front range during the summer months. From plants and turf, to shrubs and trees – they are all affected by something called chlorosis (yellowing leaves). Chlorosis is a term that describes a lack of chlorophyll (green pigment) in the leaf.  Chlorophyll is the energy…

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Landscape Tips for Dry Conditions

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

It’s been a hot summer with dry conditions throughout Colorado. In most years along the Front Range, major storm systems often contribute to most of the precipitation that falls each year. More than half of Colorado’s total annual precipitation occurs during 20% of the days during which that precipitation falls. The other half comes from…

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5 Farmers Markets to Attend this Summer

Posted on: July 19th, 2017

Looking for locally grown, farm-fresh produce? What about Palisade peaches without having to drive hours away? Well, instead of walking up and down aisles at the grocery store this summer, hoping to find locally grown produce, get outside and support local merchants at one of these five farmers markets. Cherry Creek Fresh Market Location: East 1st Avenue and University Boulevard,…

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5 Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Posted on: June 27th, 2017

Pull out the red, white, and blue and get ready to celebrate Independence Day in Colorado! Experience classic car shows, parades, and of course fireworks from all over the Front Range with these 5 places to celebrate the Fourth of July! Boulder: From the annual Ralphie’s Indepedence Day Blast to the Craig Towler Freedom Run,…

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Brown Spots on Lawn?

Posted on: June 27th, 2017

Do you have brown spots on your lawn? The culprit is a lawn fungal disease known as, Ascochyta leaf spot. Conditions that favor Ascochyta are not well understood, but usually brown spots on lawns occur just after unseasonably warm weather preceded by cool and wet weather. Learn more about our lawn fungus control service. Water…

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