Q: Does Desert Rose install lawns? A: Yes we do! We use rolls of sod that can quickly transform any area into a beautiful lawn. Just keep in mind that lawns use a lot of water to establish. We recommend having an irrigation system installed with the lawn in order to maximize water efficiency and to make sure the grass thrives with consistent watering. Also, this is something that is not done in the winter.
Charming Fantasy ™ Snowberry - Symphoricarpos 'Kolcharm'
Zone 3-7 Pink and white bell-shaped flowers emerge on the stems during summer and turn into white berries that look splashed with a hint of pink. The ornamental berries are eaten by migrating birds. May cause mild illness in humans if consumed. Plant in part to full sun. Water regularly until established. A moderate grower that can reach 4 feet tall and wide. Adaptable to a wide variety of soils. Prune in early spring.
This week, let's take a look at improving a client's pathway to their front door. The pathway was made of some flagstone steps but it was mostly dirt. Not only was it a tripping hazard, it also wasn't the greatest thing to look at leading up to the house. The dirt was uneven with the left side of the pathway higher than the right side. Also, the canale was located next to the pathway, causing a muddy mess when it rained. Our client wanted to use the same color brick that was
Q: What is metal edging used for? A: Metal edging has many uses for landscaping because of its bendability and durability. It can be used to separate different colors of gravel for pathways. It can be used around trees to separate bark from gravel and it can also be used to define garden beds. Metal edging comes in both green and brown and is fairly easy to install.
Mammoth ™ White Garden Mum - Chrysanthemum morifolium 'White'
Zone 3-9 Just like a normal mum only bigger! Beautiful, white flowers with the signature golden yellow center will add those beautiful fall flowers to your yard. Plant in full sun and water regularly for best growth. A fast grower that can quickly reach 3' till and 6' wide. Can handle a wide variety of soil types.
Q: When is the best time to cut back Hostas and how low should they be cut? A: Hosta leaves will turn yellow in the fall, then begin to fade and wilt to the ground. Once this happens, feel free to cut the Hostas about an inch above the ground. Hostas will regenerate from the roots every year but you want to leave an inch; that way you know where your Hosta is so you can water it during the winter!
Crystal Hops - Humulus x 'Crystal'
Zone 4-9 Add a unique look to your yard with this climbing vine. Medium to dark green foliage gives a nice contrast to the pale green flowers that look like pine cones. Flowers can be dried and used for brewing beer! Young shoots are edible. Plant in partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Needs to be supported by a trellis or something for it to climb on. A fast grower that can reach 25' long. Attracts butterflies.
Our client at this house was unhappy how plain the area between the garage and house looked. There are three drainage canals that would pour the water off of the roof into the dirt and leave behind a muddy mess. The goals for this project were to create a design that would look clean, needed very little to no maintenance and would help divert the water away from the house. The first thing that needed to be done was to create the dry river bed channels so we could divert the w