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May 4, 2020

Happy May from Desert Rose! This month's blog is part two of a three part series all about a substantial landscaping improvement project completed by Desert Rose. If you missed the first part, check it out here, but if you did not, we will pick up where we left off - a...

May 2, 2020

Q: I have notice my Euonymus is turning yellow and there are white little specks on the leaves. What is it and what do I do?
 

A: What you are seeing on the leaves is most likely Euonymus scale. They look like little white bugs and do not fly. They survive by sucking ou...

May 1, 2020

Northern Sea Oats
Chasmanthium latifolium
Zone 4-9
 

Long, green blades of grass cover stems that slightly resemble miniature bamboo. In the summer, flatten wheat-like seeds bend the stems and move gracefully with the summer breeze. Beautiful fall colors that fade into...

April 25, 2020

Q: I live in Eldorado and have a little more than an acre that I would like mowed to help reduce fire danger. Is this something you guys do?
 

A: Yes! We have a ride on mower and several walk behind mowers that we use for jobs just like this. Give us a call and we will...

April 24, 2020

Purity Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Zone 5-9
 

Mats of dark green foliage explode with petite, pure white flowers during the spring and once more in the fall with this beautiful ground cover. This low growing plant stays green year around, which helps add inte...

April 21, 2020

Here are two reasons why it is important to hire a licensed contractor:
 

1. Basic Protection
Obtaining a license in a specific field demonstrates that the person has a minimal level of competence in that field, for everything ranging from safely installing irrigation s...

April 18, 2020

Q: I have a Blue Mist Spirea that I have had for over 15 years by my back porch. It isn't looking as good as it used to. Does it just need fertilizer and more water to make it look better?
 

A: Unfortunately, plants get old just like we do. Although it is hard to say ho...

April 17, 2020

Plant of the Week:
Bee-You™ Bee Balm
Monarda
Zone 5-9
 

Pinkish-purple blooms appear in the summer, with some flowers growing out of other flowers to give this plant a unique look. A mixture of dark and light green vegitation and long purple stems add to this plants bea...

April 14, 2020

So, what ARE the main differences?
 

The biggest difference between licensed and non-licensed contractors is the risk you personally take when hiring one or the other. Landscapers hired to do work at your home or business should at minimum have a business license issued...

April 11, 2020

Q: Can I plant impatiens in the ground? I have a small rock garden that I would love to plant impatiens in.
 

A: As long as the area is partial sun to shade there should be no problem! Just remember impatiens are annuals in New Mexico and will not come back the followin...

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