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 be glad to help!
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 interest to your yard in the winter months. A slow grower that can reach 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Plant in full sun and well drained soil for best results. Water regularly until established. Plant 1.5-2 f
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 systems to current building codes. Having a license does not necessarily indicate they are the best at what they do, but that they do have a basic understanding. Legally, a licensed contractor is required to part
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 how long a plant will thrive for (each plant has its own unique set of genetics) 15 years is a pretty good run for a shrub. Fertilizing is always a good thing and if its dry, more water may help, but more than like
Plant of the Week:
Bee-You™ Bee Balm
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 beauty. Water regularly to maintain a moist soil. Plant in partial to full sun. A fast grower that can quickly reach 18" tall and 15" wide. Easy to grow and disease resistant. Adapts to a wide variety of soil. Do
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 by the city or county in addition to general liability, and worker’s compensation for their employees. They should be able provide you with a copy of their license and proof of insurance (i.e. workers compensati
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 following year.
Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Zone 5-8 Dark green, semi-round leaves provide dense foliage that works great as a privacy barrier. Tiny white flowers appear in late summer and are followed by pinkish-red berries in the fall. The berries are a great food source for birds during the fall/winter months. Plant in full sun and water regularly until established. A fast grower that can quickly reach 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Evergreen and easy to care fo
Here's our weekly tip for hiring contractors: Hiring the cheapest landscape contractor may cost you more in the long run. In most circumstances, unlicensed/uninsured offer lower quotes because they do not pay a licensing fee, or have a bond to protect their work, and in many cases, don’t purchase general liability or worker’s compensation insurance. Without these expenses, the unlicensed /uninsured can offer a lower rate. Although a licensed landscape contractor may not do be
Happy April from Desert Rose! This month's blog is the first of a three part series. In this series we are going to perform in-depth coverage of a landscape which was completed last year. We will cover each step of the transformation, which we hope will help you understand the amount of work that goes into creating a new yard. This transformation was a tricky one due the amount of materials which had to be removed as well as because of all the new materials that had to be bro