Position: La Plata County Extension Office

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Not all arthropods are bad; some can even help you save your gardens

Editor's note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office's Master Gardener Program, appears every other week during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Fertilizing your turf can be easy, but requires formula

Before attending the Colorado Master Gardener Class, I never really knew how to fertilize my lawn. I just threw fertilizer down a couple of times a year and left it at that. However, the class...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Options abound for supporting the local food economy

In honor of those who participated in the 2010 La Plata County Fair, here are some suggestions of things that you can do to support the local food economy. b Plant a garden and grow as much of your...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Trees often can serve a variety of purposes

One of the few things more satisfying than planting a tree is seeing it thriving years down the road. Sadly, the average life of a tree planted in the home landscape is only eight years because of...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Four ways to spice up your garden

If you find yourself observing your garden and reviewing its performance thus far into the season and feeling dissatisfaction, wistfully sensing it could be more, do more, perform better, but you...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Vines are a landscape idea that will grow on you

In an effort to try and beat the heat this summer, you may want to think about using vines to help shade the favoritespot in the landscape. Recently, I planted vines near a willow archway to help...

DATE: June 24, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

These tips can help revive tired, beaten lawn

Lawns - I know, rhymes with yawns. But hey, who doesn't like a nice piece of green turf to squish their toes through ona hot day? So here are a few quick tips from Colorado State University to help...

DATE: June 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Siberian elms: Unsuitable as they are ubiquitous

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) is a tree that, for many of you, will need no introduction. For the rest of you, it is a tree worth acquainting yourself with. It's not hard, since there are many of...

DATE: May 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Get Growing

End-of-season advice for gardens and lawns

Editor's note: This is the final column of the season for Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office's Master Gardener Program. It features timely tips and suggestions for your...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | COLUMN: Get Growing

We are now officially into fall: Lasagna gardening can now begin

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears periodically during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Get Growing

5 lessons I learned as Master Gardener

Editor's note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office's Master Gardener Program, appears every other week during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Get Growing

Tomatoes: Blossom end rot and wilt - what's up?

Here it is, late summer, and you should be feasting on luscious, vine-ripened tomatoes as a reward for all your hard work. Suddenly you discover you have villains in the tomato patch.Blossom end...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Get Growing

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