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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!

September 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.

  • Time to Refresh Tired Containers

    Time to Refresh Tired Containers

    August 26, 2015
    Many annual plants start to look a little ragged by August—just like the gardeners who tend them. So this is a perfect time to give annual flower containers a little pick-me-up so they’ll look good until it’s time to put the garden to bed.

    Here are some top tips for refreshing your annual container display:

    Remove annuals that are past their prime. Some plants just fall apart in summer heat and can’t be revived to their former glory. Use a trowel to carefully lift plants from the container and toss on the compost pile.

    Fill in bare spots. If containers look a little lean, add some new plants. Late season annuals will carry the garden through the fall. Look for marigolds, cosmos, zinnia or fill in with...

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  • Solving Tomato Problems

    Solving Tomato Problems

    August 19, 2015
    If you’ve struggled with your tomato crop this season, raise your hand.

    It’s been a tough tomato-growing year because of the long months of cool, wet weather. Tomatoes are tropical plants and they grow best with warm temperatures during the day that carry over into night.

    This season tomato crops may mature later than usual, so let’s hope for a few more months of warm weather into fall. Until then, here are some common tomato problems you might see in your vegetable garden and what to do about them: Leaf problems: Leaves are curled with purple veins? The plant may be infested with psyllids, tiny insects that feed on the plants...

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  • Keeping Plants Healthy While You`re Away

    Keeping Plants Healthy While You’re Away

    August 12, 2015
    Some gardeners refuse to take a vacation in summer because they don’t want to leave their yard and garden. Other gardeners can’t wait to take a break from the constant pressure of keeping up, so they hang it up before the season is over.

    Then there are the gardeners who plan ahead for leaving the garden for a week or so to enjoy a change of summer scenery.

    Those clever gardeners have devised ways to make sure the garden is in good shape when they get home. Here are some of their top suggestions, starting with the easiest first...

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  • Gardening Checklist For August

    Gardening Checklist For August

    August 5, 2015
    The meteorologists are predicting a somewhat wetter-than-average August. That shouldn’t surprise gardeners one bit because that’s been the pattern ever since our Mother’s Day snowstorm. Instead of sulking about it, let’s embrace it. Here’s how to make the most of the garden this month:

    Patrol for insect pests. Cooler, wetter weather seems to have increased the number of insect pests. Check containers and garden beds for slugs every morning, remove and dispose. Treat plants by sprinkling diatomaceous earth on leaves and the soil around stems. Reapply after rain...

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  • 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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