March came in like a lion with snow and very low temperatures; however, Mother Nature is also making herself known as crocuses and daffodils begin to brighten our flowerbeds. Yet another sign that spring is on the way, are all the events happening in Wheat Ridge.
Partnering with the city, Resource Central’s beautiful, waterwise Gardens In A Box went on sale earlier this month. Each garden box is created by a professional landscape designer and contains 14-30 starter plants in four-inch pots. These plants use less water than regular turf grass and are designed specifically for Colorado yards. The boxes are designed with plants that work well together and there is a plant-by-number map included to help residents design and plant the new garden. These garden kits offer colorful blooms that help to beautify Wheat Ridge and attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Wheat Ridge residents can visit ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to receive a $25 discount on the purchase of a qualifying Garden In A Box! For more information, visit resourcecentral.org/gardens, email email@example.com, or call 303-999-3820, ext. 222.
In April, the city’s Large Item Pick Up program will open for registration. This program is designed to help keep Wheat Ridge beautiful by offering the first 270 Wheat Ridge residences that register for the program to have one large bulky household item picked up that residential trash services will not collect without extra cost.
• Pick up dates are Saturday, May 14 and 21
• Online registration is live Friday, April 1, at 7 a.m. at https://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/511/Large-Item-Pick-up
• Telephone registration begins Monday, April 4, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday only, at 303-205-7611
• Registration ends Friday, April 29, 2022, or when capacity has been reached
Worried about potential drought conditions this year? Resource Central is partnering with Colorado low-water landscape professionals to educate Wheat Ridge residents about how to save water while keeping yards beautiful. These free webinars cover topics ranging from low-water landscape design to plant selection and rain barrels. Questions can be submitted during the webinar and will be answered live! Webinars are 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and are scheduled through mid-April. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/WRwaterwise.
Beginning in June, WRPD’s Community Services Team will once again partner with Localworks to host the TLC Clean Up Days. Dumpsters are made available at no charge to Wheat Ridge residents to dispose of trash, recyclables and yard waste. Events begin at 8 a.m.:
• June 25 – Trinity Baptist Church, 4490 Newland St.
• July 23 – Applewood Baptist Church, 11200 W. 32nd Ave.
• Aug. 20 – Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave.
• Sept. 17 – Saint James Episcopal Church, 8234 W. 44th Ave.
More information is available at wearelocalworks.org
I’ve always felt that spring is a time of renewal, and spring flowers always give me a sense of hope as we leave the dark days of winter behind. The warmer weather and longer days mean more time to get outside and enjoy our beautiful city. Happy spring everyone!
Contact Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-235-2800.