Fort Collins Sprinkler Checkups

A free sprinkler checkup helps you save water by using your sprinkler system more effectively.

Sprinklers water a lawn

Fort Collins Xeriscape Incentive Program

Earn a rebate for removing grass and installing a water-wise landscape. Available to Fort Collins Utilities residential water customers only.

Logo for Xeriscape Incentive Program

Fort Collins Licensed Arborists

Businesses that make tree pruning or removal cuts at 10 feet or greater above the ground when working within the City limits are required to be licensed by the City of Fort Collins. 

Trees in a yard

NoCo Bloom

NoCo Bloom is your free guide for all things gardening in northern Colorado.  Brought to you by Colorado State University's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, the Gardens on Spring Creek and CSU Extension in Larimer County, NoCo Bloom will provide timely topics to help your lawn and garden thrive. 

 

Issue Cover for NoCo Bloom

The Gardens at Spring Creek

The Gardens on Spring Creek is the community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado. The 18-acre site opened in 2004 as part of an important partnership between the City of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. 

Logo for The Gardens at Spring Creek

CSU Soil, Water, and Plant Testing Laboratory

A variety of testing options. 

Hands hold up gardening soil.

 

Plant Talk Colorado

Planttalk Colorado™ is sponsored by Colorado State University ExtensionDenver Botanic gardens, and the Green Industries of Colorado. It is a resource for Colorado residents to find research based gardening information for the diverse Colorado climate. Newcomers to Colorado will find specific information to successfully garden in Colorado's diverse climate and geography.

Plant Talk Colorado Logo

Yard & Garden Fact Sheets

Colorado State University Fact Sheets are research-based and designed for residents across Colorado.  You can find a variety of topics

A grassy yard with gravel and shrubbery bordering

Co-Horts Blog

Advice and Observations from your CSU Extension Horticulture Agents and Specialists

Co-Horts Blog Logo

Grow and Give

Fresh, home-grown produce distributed to those in need is the core mission of CSU's Grow & Give project. Learn how to donate produce to organizations who would love to receive it.

Grow and Give Logo

Flower Trial Gardens

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region.

Flower Trial Gardens Logo

 

Garden Notes

Horticultural information as well as training resources for Colorado Master Gardener and Certified Colorado Gardener students.

Two adults sit at a table with a tree branch in front of them.

CSU Online - Certified Gardener Program

Are you a green thumb? Happiest while knee-deep in dirt? Enjoy planting and watching things grow? Based on the Colorado Master GardenerSM curriculum, the Certified Gardener Program is your opportunity to learn the latest gardening techniques and become an authority for sharing your gardening know-how. Learn more and view fees at CSU online

A woman plants flowers in a flower bed

 

The Colorado Gardener Certificate program is designed for those passionate about gardening. But Colorado gardening and landscaping takes grit…. and knowledge of our unique soils, climates, and plants. CSU Extension has been helping people grow in our great state for 150 years.

Those who complete the Colorado Gardener Certificate program receive the same training provided in the Colorado Master Gardener program. Courses are science-based and specific to our unique climate, soil, environment, insects, wildlife, and plants. 

CSU Extension offers two options for their Certified Gardener Program: 

  • Short Courses

    • Bundles of 5 self-paced online courses
  • Green School

    • Upon completion of the Green School, you’ll receive a Colorado Gardener Certificate.  Because there is no subsequent volunteer commitment, participants do not become Colorado Master Gardeners. The title of ‘Master Gardener’ is a registered service mark and only to be used for CSU Extension events and purposes. The Colorado Gardener Certificate, however, may be displayed in a place of business and used in business marketing. 

Learn more about the Certified Gardener Program Here

A group of adults plant a tree.

Tips and tricks for your yard and garden in less than 2 minutes!

 

It may not be crabgrass:

 

What to do about dog spots:

 

What is Kochia?

 

Types of Petunias

 

Types of Watering Tools:

 

How to pick gardening gloves:

 

Basics of choosing a hanging basket

Flowers you may find in hanging baskets

 

Synthetic vs. Organic Lawn Fertilizer:

 

What fertilizer you should choose for your lawn

 

Spring means repotting houseplants

Turf Mites

CSU Trial Gardens

Tomato Cages for New Plants