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6 Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Snow has touched the ground, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and every department store is blasting Christmas tunes. You know what that means: It’s time to take a deep breath and tackle the Christmas lights. If you’ve accomplished this feat in years past, you know it’s no easy task. Here are a few tips for staying safe while lighting up your palace: 1. Use the Right Lights They may all look the same, but there is a very distinct difference between indoor and outdoor lights. Outdoor lights are weatherproof and

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How to Prune Your Plants For Winter

Like we recently mentioned, this whole El Niño business could mean Colorado is in for a pretty rough winter. Fear not – just because your lawn may soon be covered in blankets of snow, it doesn’t mean your shrubs need to suffer. Just follow our foolproof guide to preparing your plants for winter and you’ll have nothing to worry about. First things first, you need to know what is okay to prune during the winter and what isn’t. Most of the common shrubs including hydrangea, boxwood and junipers are safe

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El Niño – What This Means For Colorado’s Winter

Perhaps you’ve heard people talking about this El Niño weather phenomenon. If so, this post is for you. Or perhaps you still think El Niño is only referring to a young Spanish boy. If so, this post is definitely for you because you have a lot to learn, my friend. Before we get into the nitty gritty details of the situation at hand, let’s take a look at what exactly is an El Niño. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an El Niño happens when the temperature of

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Is it REALLY Necessary to Winterize or Blowout My sprinkler system?

We’ve heard it time and time again: I didn’t blow out my sprinkler system last year and I didn’t have a problem. Or, I’ve been doing it this way for years in order to save sprinkler blowout costs. Or, I have an auto-drain sprinkler system. Well, it’s time to take off your stubborn hat and let us explain why it’s a good idea to have your sprinkler professionally blown out for the winter. After all, your sprinkler system is the longest lasting appliance in your house. Take a little care

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Tailgate Preparation Checklist!

Our favorite season is officially upon us! Nope, not fall – football season. For anyone else whose ideal Saturday involves a few hours spent at a college stadium (GO RAMS…or GO BEARS…or insert your favorite team to make this post most applicable), it’s time to listen up. We’ve got all the tricks and tips to make your tailgate the best in town. The Preparation Attire – You should really have a jersey or t-shirt that clearly represents your team. If you can’t find something that at least has their colors,

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5 Best Fall Events in Northern Colorado

Once those leaves start falling and the cool air starts blowing, there’s no stopping us from having the best fall Colorado can offer! For anyone else who wants to hit every festival, corn maze and Halloween event in the northern Colorado region, we’ve got you covered. Check out our favorite festivals and places of the season: 1. Gulley Greenhouse Harvest Celebration From September 30 – October 31, people can enjoy numerous fall activities at Gulley Greenhouse including a kid’s mummy wrap contest, a hay bale maze, pumpkin carving and delicious

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