We will share local information that Eiber gardeners, large and small, can hopefully use to improve their lawn and garden practices.
Emerald ash borer information
The emerald ash borer, a highly destructive, non-native insect that kills all true ash trees, has been detected in Boulder. As a result, Colorado experts want to be sure consumers are receiving accurate information about the pest, which is difficult to detect. Lakewood has information and resources for residents at Lakewood.org/Forestry.
When to pick your apples and pears.
Buying Bee Safe Products and Additional Information.
Thank you Kelli Marko for the above contributions.
Information from Jefferson County.
Recycle your leftover paint, pesticides
Rooney Road Recycling Center accepts a wide range of household hazardous waste by appointment from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can properly dispose of cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, paint, solvents, antifreeze, electronics and much more. Schedule your appointment and get more details at RooneyRoadRecycling.org
Fruit Tree Map
The aim of the Neighborhood Fruit Tree Map is to provide information to Eiber neighbors and others in nearby Lakewood neighborhoods about what fruit trees are already mature or recently planted in your immediate area. This can help you plan your own fruit tree selection for enhanced pollination. Also, neighbors can more easily discuss sharing their excess fruit, if they so choose. Beehives (also help with pollination!) and Little Free Libraries are also included and there are plans to include Bee Safe (pesticide free) yards.
If you would like to be included on the map in any of these categories, just go to the map and follow the easy instructions for including your trees/hives/free libraries.
The link to the map is: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zN5X-zPJREmM.kdxycXOfjlxI
Thank you Lindsey Delp Ludwick.