I recieved the results back from the Colorado State University Soil Labs site http://www.soiltestinglab.colostate.edu Shade Area Results Lab Number: H1648a Sample ID Number: shade Date Received 4/20/2011 Date Reported: 5/4/2011 County Jefferson Irrigation yes, sprinkler Plants brunnera, hydrangea to be grown previous amendments added: bonemeal at planting (tbsp), top dress compost yrly 1″ (5-6yrs), soil […]
For the longest time, I was convinced that not having an automatic sprinkler was the main reason I killed plants. After many years of watching plants shrivel and die I got a new system and ‘oila’ I had plants that thrived like my neighbors. Well no that’s not true. Many of the plants that needed […]
Colorado has a fairly short growing season, so many of the plants that would normally be started outdoors after danger of last spring frost I chose to start indoors. Getting the timing right is always a challenge. If you start too soon, plants will tend to be leggy and will have a hard time adjusting […]
So here is why you don’t dump soil in the street during a rainy month. BYE BYE DIRT! To add insult to injury – we had to go shovel up the sand and gravel that was left in the gutters after the rains slowed. Now what to do with the sand….
Material coverage estimate = 4″ depth = 45 sq ft – see top soil calculator Total in YARDS = or 9 yards Total cost = 26.95 x 9 = $236.25 for Jensen’s Planters Mix Front Yard north side of walk = 609 sq’ x 3″ = 5.6 yards south side of walk = 144 […]