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  • Nick's Garden Center and Farm Market

  • Nick's Garden Center and Farm Market

  • Nick's Garden Center and Farm Market

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

  • Welcome To Nick's Garden Center!

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the cafe will reopen August 8th


August 2015 HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 6pm
Sundays from 9am to 5pm

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Welcome To Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market!

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.

  • What’s Great About Biennial Plants?

    What’s Great About Biennial Plants?

    JULY 28, 2015
    Biennials are the perfect plant for gardeners who like to go to seed.

    Less predictable than a perennial and longer lasting than an annual, ornamental biennials are one of the best investments a gardener can make.

    Biennials are plants that have a two-year growth cycle. During the first year, the plants are busy establishing leaves and roots. Flowers are produced the second year after which the plant usually dies. However, because some biennials are such prolific self-seeders, they seem to grow on forever. Flowers, weeds, herbs and even vegetables can be biennial. Each is just a different category of plant...

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  • Using Irises In The Landscape

    Using Irises In The Landscape

    JULY 21, 2015
    Among the many pleasures of a landscape is the sound of water rushing over rocks. That’s why every garden, no matter how small, should have some kind of water feature. That feature can be as simple as a portable fountain sitting on the balcony or a dream-come-true backyard pond with a stream, waterfalls and colorful koi.

    A portable fountain is one of the simplest solutions I’ve found to add the sound of water to my patio garden. The fountain is a self-contained concrete unit with an electric pump and four waterfalls. Of course, there are simpler designs made from other materials, like metal, terracotta or stone. You can even make a fountain or miniature water garden out of a whiskey barrel with a thick liner....

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  • Water Gardening Basics

    Water Gardening Basics

    JULY 17, 2015
    Among the many pleasures of a landscape is the sound of water rushing over rocks. That’s why every garden, no matter how small, should have some kind of water feature. That feature can be as simple as a portable fountain sitting on the balcony or a dream-come-true backyard pond with a stream, waterfalls and colorful koi.

    A portable fountain is one of the simplest solutions I’ve found to add the sound of water to my patio garden. The fountain is a self-contained concrete unit with an electric pump and four waterfalls. Of course, there are simpler designs made from other materials, like metal, terracotta or stone. You can even make a fountain or miniature water garden out of a whiskey barrel with a thick liner....

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  • Summer Lawn Maintenance

    Summer Lawn Maintenance

    JULY 14, 2015
    Summer Lawn Care  Spring’s moisture made it easy to take lawn care for granted, but mid-summer is the time when lawns need us the most. Now that temperatures are heating up, bluegrass lawns are starting to show some stress.

    One of the most obvious signs of turf grass problems is when brown spots show up in the lawn. Brown spots can be the result of any of these common issues:

    The turf is too dry. Dry conditions could be the result of underwatering or poor sprinkler coverage. During hot windy weather, bluegrass lawns may need over 2 inches of water each week or as much as it takes to get the soil saturated to about 6 inches deep, keeping watering restrictions in mind...

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  • Solving Summer Lawn Problems

    Solving Summer Lawn Problems

    JULY 10, 2015
    The heat is on in July and that’s when lawns, just like the folks who tend them, start to show signs of stress.
     
    Heat, dry conditions and improper mowing can weaken turf grass so much it can take lawns a year to recover.
     
    Gardeners can’t do anything about July’s high temperatures, but we should try to control all we can when it comes to our lawns.
     
    The best way to solve summer lawn problems is to prevent them in the first place...

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  • Gardening Checklist For July

    Gardening Checklist For July

    JULY 3, 2015
    Summer is here—finally! Now that the frenzied planting has slowed, July is the time to really enjoy the garden and landscape. Start the month with a bang on the Fourth and then take advantage of all the warm, wonderful days to admire your handiwork.
     
    Before you begin these gardening tasks for July, slather on the sunscreen and keep a water bottle handy. Be sure to get an early start before the heat of the day sets in.
     
    Give a gnome a home. Add a little whimsical art to your garden with a thoughtful gnome or other statuary. Transform that empty garden spot with a fairy or dragon; a bird or bunny. There’s sure to be a piece of garden art to match your garden’s special style.

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  • Planting Succulents In Containers

    Planting Succulents In Containers

    June 26, 2015
    Have you noticed how containers planted with succulents seem to be everywhere these days? These are the familiar plants that have fleshy stems and leaves. Spiny plants, like cacti, don’t count as succulents.

    This season I’ve seen gardeners post pictures on social media sites that show succulents planted in the shape of a ball, added to the bottom of an old hanging bird cage, layered inside a stack of broken terra cotta pots, stuffed inside an old boot and added as ground cover in fairy gardens.

    Gardeners gravitate to succulents because they’re easy to grow and there are so many different leaf shapes, colors, textures and growing habits to choose. I certainly understand the renewed interest in these fleshy foliage plants, I’ve loved growing them in my low-water garden for years.

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  • How To Plant Summer Bulbs

    How To Plant Summer Bulbs

    June 19, 2015
    Most gardeners are familiar with spring-blooming flowers planted as bulbs in the fall. Add daffodils, hyacinth and tulip bulbs to the garden before the ground freezes, and these flowers will come to life in spring.

    But there are other bulbs out there, too. These are the frost-tender bulbs that prefer to be planted in late spring so they can flower in summer and fall. Then they’re dug up and stored over winter for the next spring’s planting.

    What we typically refer to as bulbs also include other categories of plants like corms, tubers, rhizomes and tuberous roots. All of these make for some interesting planting in the garden.

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  • A Garden Of Wave Petunias

    A Garden Of Wave Petunias

    June 12, 2015
    Would you like to add some extreme flower power to your garden beds this season? Then plant Wave petunias.
     
    There’s a reason Wave petunias are an annual favorite. These easy-to-grow flowering plants have everything a gardener wants.

    There’s a wide assortment of brilliant colors, big flowers that last through the season and the petunias can fit in just about anywhere. Plant them as bedding plants to cover ground quickly, add them to patio containers or have them hanging around in baskets.

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  • Gardening Checklist For June

    Gardening Checklist For June

    June 6, 2015

    After the record-setting rainy month of May, gardeners in our neck of the woods might feel like the season is off to a slow start.

    Fortunately there’s still plenty of time in June to get roses fertilized, shrubs pruned, and the vegetable garden planted.

    Here are some of the important gardening tasks for June:

    Fertilize roses

    After established roses are in full bloom, water first and then fertilize; use any of the special fertilizers meant for roses.

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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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