is the time to plan and design your garden areas and
a raised bed can be the solution to a number of
challenges when it comes to Colorado gardening. They
are easier to maintain than traditional in-ground
beds and with careful management, they also can be
more productive. As a result, raised beds are
becoming increasingly popular in home vegetable
Since raised beds warm faster than the ground,
your growing period is longer than if you had a
traditional garden. Raised planting beds also allow
greater and quicker control over soil pH, moisture
availability and drainage.
Certain vegetable plants prefer different
soil types and depths and a raised bed allows
you to separate these various soils. 6" - 12" is
the average range in height of a raised bed.
Make them no wider than 4' to keep them
accessible. Don't just use garden soil in your
raised bed. You need a soil that drains better,
especially in shallower beds. Echter's blends a
mix designed especiallyfor raised beds. Try them
with drip irrigation. It's especially efficient
on raised bed areas.
conditions are so controlled, raised bed gardens are
much more forgiving for beginning gardeners. They're
also a great way to garden with kids. Gardeners of
any age, however, can appreciate advantages of
gardening in raised beds. They are easier to plant
and harvest with less bending, which offers a huge
advantage of reducing back strain.
There is also less empty space for weeds
to grow, so less weeding!
can purchase raised garden kits, or create your own
design that fits your style and outdoor space. Get
creative with your raised bed by adding a variety of
levels giving it a layered look. Create a spiral
effect with vertical wood for visual interest.
Give it a try! You are sure to appreciate the
benefits and the convenience of raised bed
Find the Perfect Plants for Your
Try Echter's online Plant Finder tool to
assist you in finding the perfect plants for
your landscape and garden needs. You can search
our plants by name, type, height, flower color,
or simply using a keyword. Search trees, shrubs,
perennial plants and annual flowers. Start with
a basic search.
Then, if you want to refine your search further,
click on the link for an advanced search.
You can find plants for xeriscape gardens,
deer-resistant plants and plants with
You can even create a plant list online to
remember your choices, print it and bring it
into the store with you.
Click the link below to go directly to our
Plant Finder, or go to our web site anytime to
try it out.
Wide range of beautiful, bright
colors in clear
and faced blooms for early flower gardens.
Safe to plant out now.
- Pro-Rich Lawn Fertilizer
Organic based so it conditions
the soil while fertilizing.
Contains an essential mixture of
sulfur and chelated iron.
40 lb. bag covers 5600 sq. ft.
Nursery-Grown Aspen Trees
Splendid yellow to golden
fall color over light bark.
This Rocky Mountain native
has leaves that shimmer in the
Much better success rates
than planting collected trees.
Aspen grow to 30' tall.
Glazed Ceramic Asian Pottery
The style of your plant
starts from the bottom. Terrific
selection-unique designs, all sizes
Durable enough for outdoors.
$2.99 - Earth Essentials
Contains bark fines, compost
Use in flower beds, gardens,
Great for filling in low
1 cu. ft. bag Reg. $3.99
20% Off Perlite &
Popular components in
Small bags to giant 3.5 cu.
ft. bags available.
$19.95 - Natural Guard Soil
It's a natural-based soil
conditioner that unlocks nutrients
to improve soil structure and
fertility. It improves turf and
plant resistance to stress.
You can use it on flower beds and
vegetable gardens too.
40 lb. Reg. $24.95
$9.95 - Expanded Shale
Long lasting soil amendment.
Thousands of tiny pores in
expanded shale quickly
absorb moisture and slowly release it
into your soil.
40 lb. Reg. $12.95
Offers good through Thursday, April 6
Classes & Events
Meet the Experts & Learn From
Great Outdoor Garden
10am - 11am
Landscaping with the Natives
Native plants are
dependable, durable, look good
and are right at
home in your garden.
Presented by: Scott
Skogerboe, Fort Collins Wholesale
1pm - 2pm
Perennials for Pollinators
garden is a busy place for pollinators,
so important to
our environment. Learn what plants
and tips for care and maintenance.
Presented by: Matt
Cunningham, Britton Nursery
3pm - 4pm
Hardy Cactus and Succulents
such as agave, yucca and hardy cacti
year-round presence to your
garden. Kelly will share
know-how for using these water-wise
plants in the garden.
Presented by: Kelly
Grummons, Brown's Greenhouse
Meet the Experts:
11am - 12 noon
Belief Wildflower Seed
11am - 1pm
2pm - 3pm
4pm - 5pm
SAVE THE DATE!
calendar for our Spring
Girlfriends Night Out: A Party with
for a night of fun on Thursday,
April 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Representatives from local businesses
will offer wine and food samplings
while you browse beautiful jewelry,
clothing and accessories,
luxurious body care, travel
opportunities and more!
Ultra-fragrant Kringle Candles
offer the best
of the traditional and the new, with
Kringle has worked hand-in-hand with the
products designed to mesh with virtually
finest perfumers to select an array of
candle fragrances. The all-white candles
emit the purest, brightest light possible.
The Wireless Color Weather Station
features animated color forecast
icons and tendency indicator. It monitors
indoor and wireless outdoor temperature
(F/C) and humidity. There is atomic
self-setting time and date with automatic
daylight saving time reset (optional on/off)
as well as heat index and dew point and
indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity
Art Planters have
a unique finish that is digitally
in the USA with 3-year UV-resistant
They feature a double-walled rim,
for easy mobility, and a removable
Made of lightweight, durable
Nature's Source Fertilizers are
easy, efficient and effective.
The all-purpose formulation is good for
most things you grow: flowers, trees,
shrubs, vegetables and herbs. The
concentrated formula is easy to mix and
goes a long way. It is also available in
a hose-end sprayer.
Piper & Leaf Teas
feature the flavors of fresh produce.
Peaches, apples, beets, figs, strawberries,
& lots of different herbs that are harvested
in north Alabama. These give the blends
vibrant & refreshing flavors! They search
for exquisite teas of high quality with
complementary flavors to the fresh fruits,
roots & herbs that they blend in. Take a
flavorful break; it's tea time!
- Quince Jelly
- American Fireglass
- Pink Himalayan Bacon Salt
- Fall Gold Raspberry
10 Strawberry Plants
Grow your own luscious strawberries.
Packages of 10 dormant strawberry plants.
Choose from 4 varieties. Reg. $5.99
Limit 6 packages w coupon
only-Offer expires 4/13/17
Valid at Echter's Garden Center only.
Coupons subject to change
without notice. Distribution on property
Buy 2 Bags, Get 1 FREE
Better soil yields better plant growth.
Soil Pep is a bark-based soil amendment that
you mix into your existing soil.
1.5 cu. ft. Reg. $5.99
w/coupon only-Offer expires 4/13/17
Valid at Echter's Garden Center only.
Coupons subject to change
without notice. Distribution on property prohibited.
"Though I do not believe that a plant will
spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith
in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there,
and I am prepared to expect wonders".
~ Henry David