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Welcome To Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market!

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Throughout the year we strive to create a pleasant and friendly environment offering you a well-rounded customer experience. In 2012 we celebrated our 25th year in business and we thank you our wonderful customers for supporting us through the years. Nick’s looks forward to serving you for years to come with all your gardening needs and offering you a place to enjoy Colorado’s beautiful seasons.

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  • Choosing The Right Mulch For Your Landscape

    Choosing The Right Mulch For Your Landscape

    May 22, 2015

    It’s easy for new gardeners to get confused when it comes to talking about soil, soil amendments, compost and mulch. So let’s set the record straight.

    Soil amendments are organic materials added into the soil to improve it. Materials can include compost, well-aged manure, biosolids from treated sewage and dried, untreated grass clippings.

    Mulch isn’t a soil amendment, although some mulch materials can eventually break down to enrich the soil. Instead of being dug into the soil, mulch is distributed over the top of the soil to help save water, stop soil erosion, reduce evaporation and minimize weeds.

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  • How to Plant Smarter with Plant Select

    How to Plant Smarter with Plant Select

    May 15, 2015

    Ever since I discovered Plant Select plants, I’ve been a better gardener.

    That’s because I know if I choose any of the plants recommended by the program, they’ll grow well in my low-water garden. I didn’t think Plant Select could get any better, but this year the collaboration between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, growers, landscape pros and garden centers has exceeded even my expectations.

    After careful research, Plant Select envisioned a new branding strategy to make the plants in the program even more accessible to gardeners. The new message emphasizes how Plant Select helps gardens simply “Plant Smarter.”

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  • How to Buy Healthy Plants

    How to Buy Healthy Plants

    May 8, 2015

    Some of the best gardening advice to keep in mind as you get your garden started this season comes down to four simple words: “Cheap can be expensive.” That saying is a good reminder that price alone shouldn’t be the key consideration when purchasing plants.

    Inexpensive garden plants can end up costing a lot more than you bargained for. Some will never reach their full potential because of poor care or neglect early in the season.

    Remember, a healthy garden starts with healthy plants. Instead of buying based on price alone, look for quality plants that have been well tended. Your return on investment can include fewer plant problems, more flowers, bigger fruit and larger yields.

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  • Gardening Checklist for May

    Gardening Checklist for May

    May 1, 2015

    If April showers bring May flowers, what else can gardeners expect this month? Warmer weather and that can’t-wait-to-get-planting feeling. The combination makes the gardening to-do list for May one of the longest lists of the season:

    Here are the top to-do’s to get done in May:

    Take care of roses. If you want beautiful roses in June, May is the time to get to work. Prune out dead canes and then clip roses into shape. If your garden suffered the quick freeze at the end of last season, you may find your roses have died back to the ground. If so, prune out all the dead canes and fertilize to encourage new growth.

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  • Plant A Healthy Vegetable Garden

    Plant A Healthy Vegetable Garden

    April 24, 2015

    Many gardening folks wait until the end of the vegetable gardening season to ponder what went wrong with their gardens. It may be because the tomatoes didn’t produce, insects ate the cabbages or cucumbers died on the vines.

    Instead of waiting for your gardening results, start the season by planning ways to grow a healthier vegetable garden. There are many things gardeners can do to prevent the problems that make for an unhappy gardening experience.

    The top item on the list is to make sure you start with good soil. Many problems can be avoided by paying more attention to the garden soil.

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  • Choose These Plants of the Year

    Choose These Plants of the Year

    April 17, 2015

    Every year the National Garden Bureau helps gardeners with their planting choices by naming at least three Plants of the Year. The NGB usually selects an annual plant, a vegetable variety and a perennial plant, too.

    With these recommendations, gardeners know they’re getting easy-to-grow plants that are extremely adaptable to just about any gardening situation. The choices for this season include a range of stunning coleus varieties, tasty sweet peppers and the striking colors of gaillardia plants.

    Each of these Year of Plants offers plenty of potential to your garden this season. Consider adding some of each to your flower beds or vegetable garden. All of these can be planted in the ground or containers, so use your imagination and get started this spring.

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  • Celebrate Lawn Care Month In April

    Celebrate Lawn Care Month In April

    April 10, 2015

    Did you know April is National Lawn Care Month? It’s the time of year when gardeners should pay a little more attention to their turf. A well-maintained lawn is certainly more attractive, and it can be worth more, too.

    First, if you’re thinking about selling your house, the quality of the lawn can either make or break the sale. A healthy, thick green lawn makes a big difference in how the space appears to a potential buyer.

    Second, a healthy lawn helps cool the surrounding area by as much as 14 degrees on a hot summer day. Lawns also absorb airborne pollutants, help improve the quality of water runoff and prevent weed allergens from spreading.

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  • Gardening Checklist For April

    Gardening Checklist For April

    April 3, 2015

    April is one of the best months for getting the landscape ready for summer. Mark your calendar to get these gardening to-do’s done this month.

    Plant trees.  Celebrate two April events at once by planting new trees in your landscape. Earth Day and Arbor Day remind us how important it is to keep planting the trees that add so much to our environment. Be sure to match the mature size of your selected trees to the available space in your yard. Use best practices for tree planting by digging a saucer-shaped planting hole that’s three times the root ball diameter. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level.

    Look for lawn improvements. Now’s the time to evaluate the look of the lawn to see if sod can help. Whether you need to re-sod the entire lawn or just a small section, be sure to prepare the soil before planting and then keep sod watered.

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  • HOW TO PLANT A DISH GARDEN

    How to Plant a Dish Garden

    MARCH 23, 2015

    Fairy gardens are the most popular kind of miniature gardens these days, but dish gardens started the trend years ago. They were some of the very first miniature, tabletop gardens.

    I’ve always appreciated the look of a well-proportioned and healthy dish garden. When the indoor garden is planted with the perfect combination of plants, it adds another layer of life to the homestead.

    Dish gardens also make unusual homemade gifts. A dish garden would be a special present to give for any holiday from birthday to anniversary; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or for graduation.

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  • HOW TO PLANT POTATOES

    How To Plant Potatoes

    MARCH 16, 2015

    Just about every gardener I know can’t wait to turn the calendar page to March. Not only does the month signal the end to winter and the official start to spring, it means planting time is just around the corner.

    If you think the weather in March is still too unpredictable for planting, think again. There are many hardy vegetables that like to be planted while it’s still cool.

    Onions, garlic bulbs, shallots, and even artichokes can be planted from four to six weeks before the last frost date for our area.

    I think potatoes are one of the most rewarding crops to plant in early spring. Potatoes are easy to grow, you can plant them in just about any space, and the taste of home-grown potatoes is incredible. It’s like the difference between the flavor of a home-grown tomato compared to one from the grocery store. 

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  • Start Plants Indoors with Better Lighting

    Start Plants Indoors with Better Lighting

    March 9, 2015

    Start Plants Indoors with Better LiNow’s the time to think of the vegetable and flower seeds you want to get started for this season’s garden. The advantages to starting plants from seeds include saving money to buy other garden goods and planting special varieties that aren’t typically stocked as transplants.

    It’s easy to start plants from seeds if you keep two important elements in mind: heat and light. Seeds from plants like tomatoes and peppers need both ingredients to speed germination. The faster seeds sprout, the faster the seedlings can start to turn into healthy plants.

    Heat for Seed Germination
    In previous years, folks would place their containers of seeds on top of the refrigerator to give them a steady source of bottom heat.

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  • Gardening Checklist for March

    Gardening Checklist for March

    March 2, 2015

    When I think about “March Madness” I’m not thinking about basketball. I’m thinking in terms of a frenzy of gardening activity.

    • Plant early-season crops. Even if the garden soil is still too wet to work, you can plant some cool-season crops in patio containers. Radish, spinach, and even peas can be planted in March.
    • Plan ahead for a beautiful lawn. Late March is a good time to core aerate the lawn, add grass seed to fill in bare spots and then fertilize with a slow-release turf fertilizer.
    • Celebrate the first day of spring. Clip perennial stems that were left standing over winter, pull the mulch away from new perennials and cut back ornamental grasses.

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  • How to care for a Terrarium

    How to care for a Terrarium

    February 23, 2015

    Your terrarium garden is meant to be easy to care for, especially if it has good drainage and a clear tight-fitting cover.

    During the first few weeks after planting, look for signs of leaf wilt or decay and remove sick plants to keep from spreading problems to other plants. While fungal diseases can be an issue, the most common problem in terrariums is root rot from too much standing water.

    Here are the best practices for caring for your terrarium garden:

    Light—The typical light needed by houseplants works for terrarium plants, too. Place the terrarium near a window so it gets good, indirect light. Because of the enclosed environment, plants will burn if placed in direct sunlight.

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  • How to Plant a Terrarium

    How to Plant a Terrarium

    February 16, 2015

     If you can’t wait until the weather warms to get your hands in the soil, why not stretch your green thumb indoors by planting a terrarium? Gardeners have enjoyed tinkering with tiny terrarium plants for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Greeks. They started the trend of planting these miniature gardens so they could bring a bit of the natural world inside.

    A true terrarium is a small indoor garden that’s planted in a tightly closed transparent container. Plants in terrariums need watering less often than typical houseplants because the container traps moist air inside. Terrariums can be open containers, too, but these require a more regular watering schedule.

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  • A New View for the Winter Garden

    A New View for the Winter Garden

    February 9, 2015

    January can be one of the dreariest months because of the colder temperatures, darker afternoons and lack of color in the garden. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. If you’d like to improve the view from your windows, now’s the time to add some winter interest to your garden.

    One way to make an immediate impact is to plant at least one large winter container. While we admire the lovely containers filled with branches and greenery at garden centers, gardeners seldom take the time to create a similar display at home.

    All you need is one or more metal, wood or fiberglass containers filled with soil.

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  • Taking Care of Holiday Plants

    Taking Care of Holiday Plants

    February 2, 2015

     As soon as all the presents are opened, it seems like the glitter of the holidays fades fast. Unfortunately, those beautiful and decorative holiday plants can fade quickly, too, without a  little extra care. While some people consider holiday plants nothing more than a short-lived cut flower, it’s possible to extend their beauty a little longer.

    Most seasonal blooming plants will do best if placed in a cool spot, with natural, but not direct light. If possible, keep the plant away from cold drafts and blasts of hot air from the furnace.

    Remove the foil wrapper and any bows or decorations, and place the container on a saucer or dish to catch excess water. As with all houseplants, don’t let the plant container stay in standing water. Check for soil moisture every few days and water only when the first inch of soil is dry. Don’t allow the plant to dry to the point of wilting.

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  • Make a Rosemary Table-top Topiary

    Make a Rosemary Table-top Topiary

    January 28, 2015

    In the dead of winter, it’s easy to forget the warm days of summer spent pruning unruly shrubs or tying rambling rose canes to the arbor.

    One way to keep your green thumb in tiptop shape is to bring these gardening tasks indoors by creating a tabletop topiary with a rosemary plant. Woody plants are often trained into a globe or pyramid as garden art, but you can have a functional and fragrant sculpture inside, too.

    You can buy a metal frame, but it’s easy (and cheaper) to bend a metal clothes hanger into shape.

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  • Plant A Living Christmas Tree

    Plant A Living Christmas Tree

    December 12, 2015

    Cutting fir trees to use at Christmas dates to the early 1600s in Europe. Those trees were cut, brought into the home and decorated with red paper roses, apples and gold tinsel. In those days, families trudged through the forest to find the perfect tree.

    While many families continue that same tree-hunting tradition, others choose to buy a living tree instead of chopping one down.

    A living Christmas tree is certainly one way to keep the holiday spirit alive all year.

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