Winter Watering Tips

Cold dry winter days mean thirsty plants. Follow these winter watering tips to water wisely. Water one to two times per month from November to April during extended warmer dry periods without snow cover when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F. Apply water mid-day so it will have time to soak in before possible freezing at night…. more »


Compost that Pumpkin!

Fall is a great time to start backyard composting! Composting reduces food scraps, leaves, and yard waste that would normally go to a landfill. Composting provides a natural source of many nutrients not found in Colorado’s soils. Compost saves water as it helps soil hold water longer. If you do fertilize your lawn, consider using a natural fertilizer rather than… more »


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 28, 2017

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and medications. All pharmaceuticals, prescription and over-the-counter, from any Colorado resident will be accepted including pills, liquids, patches, etc. Vitamins, dietary supplements, needles, thermometers, household hazardous wastes, and other… more »


Doo Good! Pick up Dog Doo. Protect Streams.

Dog doo is more than a nuisance! Dog poop is a major contributor to stormwater pollution.  Dog waste carries parasites and bacteria, like Giardia and E. coli, which washes into our streams.  Nutrients in dog waste like nitrogen and phosphorus act like fertilizer, growing algae and reducing oxygen levels, harming fish and other aquatic life. And it adds up! Bacteria… more »


Please Don’t Feed the Algae!

Lawn care, landscaping, and pest control products are major contributors to water pollution. Rain runs off lawns, rooftops, and paved areas, and picks up dirt, leaves, grass clippings, garden chemicals, pet waste, and other pollutants along the way. This polluted water flows into storm drains which lead directly to our creeks. Fertilizers and other nutrients in these pollutants can cause… more »