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

Late Winter and Early Spring Weeds


Fertilize your lawn before it rains


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

Snow Mold on Your Lawn


What to do About Matted Leaves on the Lawn

CSU Soil, Water, and Plant Testing Laboratory

A variety of testing options. 

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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.

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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

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Co-Horts Blog

Advice and Observations from your CSU Extension Horticulture Agents and Specialists

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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.

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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.

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Garden Notes

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

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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

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Fort Collins Sprinkler Checkups

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

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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.

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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. 

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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. 


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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. 

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Upcoming Yard & Garden Workshops

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