Since it planted roots in the community in 1959, Echter's Nursery & Garden Center has gradually expanded into a sprawling complex comprising lush greenhouses and a retail store dedicated to beautifying outdoor spaces. The shop?s display area encompasses a staggering 70,000 square feet, and includes a patio shop with benches and outdoor furniture, a wildlife department with birdhouses and sasquatch feeders, a garden center with sustainable soils and fertilizers, and an acre of perennials, shrubs, and trees. Patrons can purchase pottery or house plants to enhance the home or grab tips from one of the center's plant doctors, all of whom boast at least a decade?s worth of experience.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.
Ed and Kyle Becerra, Young's Market and Garden Center’s owners, took over the business from Ed’s father, who founded it more than 50 years ago. Locally grown perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and Chia Pets squint at the outdoor sun, and rows of flowers line the dirt aisles of tidy greenhouses. In addition to plants, Young's inventory includes soil, fertilizers, weed-control products, and pond supplies. In season, customers can find fresh produce at Young’s bustling farmers' market.
Drawing on 30 years of business experience, the certified Colorado arborist and the crew of licensed and insured technicians from Colorado Tree & Shrubbery Specialists trim trees and treat them with insect- and disease-control sprays. After providing free estimates, the staff takes care of everything from roots to leaves, manicuring shrubs and removing large dead or damaged trees before grinding their stumps. The crew also plows snow in the winter, delivers pre-split firewood, and is available to tell saplings bedtime stories.
Timberline Gardens peddles a multitude of necessities and accessories for gardeners and their plants, from fertilizers to seeds to pottery. Bulk material such as planters mix, sand, and gravel transform whole backyards into oversize flower beds, which gardeners can fill with the nursery’s more than 2,400 plant varieties. Flora and fauna native to the Denver area share display space with xeriscape plants, which require significantly less water and significantly fewer birthday parties than their needier counterparts. Timberline’s dedicated, knowledgeable staff can help customers navigate the shrubbery-hugged aisles filled with organic fertilizers and seeds, or lead them in informative classes that make it easier to use herbage for nutritional or decorative purposes.