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Colorado has a wide variety of environments, and growing requires different practices depending on specific areas. In addition to this, Colorado’s climate can make gardening challenging. Soil, sun, frost dates, wind, and hail are important factors when gardening in Colorado. But don’t let this stop you! 

We recommend the following resources to learn more about gardening practices in Colorado: 



Ask an expert questions at CSU Extension

2024 El Paso County Extension Classes and Workshops


Natives & Pollinators:

Creating a Pollinator Habitat

Colorado Native Plant Society - Why Garden with Natives

Colorado Native Plant Master Program® and Colorado Natural Heritage Program® - Colorado Plant Database

Colorado Natural Heritage Program - Field Guides



 Fertilizing Your Lawn and Garden

Summerland Gardens: Fertilizers We Carry


Further Resources: 

Soil, Water, and Plant Testing Laboratory

CSU Horticulture Agents and Specialists Blog