Container Tomatoes

Imagine picking a ripe, juicy tomato right on your deck! All you need are some starts, and pots of various sizes. You can extend the season by covering plants, or taking them in overnight, as the weather cools. Pick a spot with good sun, but don’t overdo – tomatoes can wilt or burn under the […]

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What the Hail!

Even if you weren’t directly affected by the epic May 8th hail storm – the costliest in Colorado history – or other serious hail storms of recent years, you likely know someone who was, and have certainly heard about these storms in the news. The DeckTec facility happens to be in Golden, near the epicenter […]

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Forever Living with California Redwoods

As a member of the DeckTec community you have, no doubt, heard about our love affair with California redwood. This wood is strong, long-lasting, bug and disease resistant, and one of the finest building products ever discovered. And chances are if you have a DeckTec deck, you have it right under foot. But is redwood’s […]

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Mule Deer, Icons of the West in Decline?

For many people, one of the great attractions to Colorado is our abundance and wide array of beautiful wildlife. Some of us with homes in the foothills have the added advantage of being able to watch that wildlife from the comfort of our backyard decks. And this time of year is a great time to […]

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Keeping Cats Indoors

Once, at a local veterinarian, I saw a cartoon that read, “When you call a dog, he comes right to you for a treat… But when you call a cat, he’ll take a memo.” You have to love these independent, self-content creatures that wander in and out of our lives and who allow us meager […]

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