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Colorado House Bill would encourage water conservation and Xeriscaping Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 05:00 AM

Colorado state capitol buildingColorado HB19-1050, Encourage Use of Xeriscape In Common Areas, has been approved by the House and moved on to the state Senate. The bill would make it easier for homeowners’ associations (HOAs) to amend bylaws and use drought-tolerant landscaping. 

The bill promotes Xeriscape and other water-efficient landscaping on properties governed by HOAs, including common areas. It deems that any bans or restrictions on drought-tolerant plants and practices is unenforceable. It also extends water conservation requirements to special districts. 

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Welby Plant Trials bring fresh color for 2019 Email
Written by Colorado Green   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 04:00 AM

Calibrachoa Chameleon Atomic OrangeThe flower trials give us a chance to get a sneak preview of what will be available for the next season. At the Welby trials this summer, Welby Gardens celebrated 70 years of growing flowers in Colorado and gave over 400 industry people a chance to vote for their favorites from over 1,100 new varieties. The following are some of the top choices that will be available this season.

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Equipment maintenance pathway to launch fall 2019 Email
Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 03:00 AM

MechanicJust as landscape companies struggle to build boots-on-the-ground workforce, the equipment support side of the industry is in similar need. People who work behind the scenes servicing and repairing equipment literally keep the industry rolling and without enough skilled technicians, landscape jobs could come to a screeching halt.

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Greeley offers rebate on first-time landscape certification testing Email
Written by City of Greeley   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 02:00 AM

City of GreeleyThe City of Greeley Water Conservation Program continues its support of local landscapers in obtaining professional certification. 

Any owners or employees of landscape and irrigation companies who install or maintain properties in Greeley and who take the Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT-I) exams in Irrigation for the first time can receive a rebate from the City of Greeley.  

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Thanks for a great ProGreen EXPO 2019--save the dates for 2020 Email
Written by ALCC   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 01:00 AM
ProGreen EXPOProfessionals from across the green industry came together last week for ProGreen EXPO 2019. We'll have a full recap of the event in the next issue of Colorado Green NOW, but ALCC wishes to thank those who attended. Snowy conditions--and even a rockslide--made travel difficult for many attendees, yet educational sessions were often standing-room-only, and the expo hall was buzzing all week.

Mark your calendar for February 5-7, 2020 for the next ProGreen event. Please note that next year the conference will run for just 3 full days, and the expo hall will be open for two full days, February 6 and 7.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Colorado House Bill would encourage water conservation and Xeriscaping

Welby Plant Trials bring fresh color for 2019
Equipment maintenance pathway to launch fall 2019
Greeley offers rebate on first-time landscape certification testing

 
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