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.
The owners of the Ace Hardware locations in Lakewood and Arvada stock locals' workbenches with a wide variety goods and tools that assist with home, garden, and automotive improvements. More than 50,000 items greet DIYers in such departments as electrical, cleaning supplies, and outdoor patio. While customers peruse the array of handy offerings, each store's clerks stand ready to offer hardware recommendations, help with design ideas, and field questions about turning a deck into a petting zoo.
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.
At Timberline Gardens, aspiring gardeners and seasoned green thumbs can find a vast selection of plants, soils, and landscaping materials, and a plethora of land-manicuring and beautifying accessories. Browse Timberline's stock of more than 2,400 plants, with perennials including the yellow-pedaled black-eyed susans, wild petunias, and dwarf lilies ($2.99–$12), as well as shrubs such as the flame amur maple or tall Wwestern sage ($22–$69). The nursery also boasts a variety of vegetables and herbs, ideal for chefs considering growing their own garden. Additionally, Timberline's potting soils ($6.99–16.99), composts ($3.99–9.99), and mulches ($16–$56) help plants stay in top-notch health, whereas decorative garden flourishes such as fountains and birdbaths help lull insomniac butterflies to sleep with the sound of running water.