Note to Reporters: Experts at Colorado State University can talk about a wide variety of late summer topics. The resources here are for reporter use only and are not intended for publication.
Summer Lawn Care
Colorado is known for hot, dry summers, which can take a toll on lawns. Tony Koski, professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, can discuss irrigation management for lawns; amending soils to promote water conservation; and lawn fertilizers, weed control methods and turfgrass management techniques. Koski also is a turfgrass specialist for Colorado State Extension. To speak with Koski, contact Jim Beers at (970) 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@colostate.edu.
Flowers to Brighten the Summer Yard
Jim Klett, professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, is an expert in annuals, perennials and woody plants for the Rocky Mountain and High Plains area. Klett serves as manager for CSU’s Annual Flower Trial Gardens, the largest flower test garden in the state and one of the five largest in the United States. He also coordinates several state and regional programs including Plant Select and Planttalk Colorado. He has expertise in landscape plant material identification, culture and care. To speak with Klett, contact Jim Beers at (970) 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@colostate.edu.