Q: I want to start fertilizing my own plants, is there such a thing as over-fertilizing them? A: Yes! Always follow the instructions on the package of the fertilizer. When using synthetic fertilizers there can be a build up of salts in the soil that can also harm your plants (this can take place with constant use and over the course of time). We recommend using organic based fertilizers that work with your soil to feed your plants and keep them healthy. Over-fertilization can
Pink Nodding Onion
Zone 2-7 Beautiful, pink bell shaped flowers are clumped together to form one large flower. The foliage is flat and resembles grass. This edible plant can grow up to 18" tall with the flower "nodding" about 1 foot above the vegetation. Strong onion aroma is released whenever the plant is rubbed. The blooms can be put in salads and the onion bulb can be dug up and eaten. Once the blooms are spent, attractive seed-heads stay behind. Leave see
Q: How long should my irrigation system run for? A: Irrigation run times can greatly differ from house to house and even system to system depending on who installs them. We build our irrigation systems to water for 30-45 minute per zone, providing a deep soaking of the plants with minimal run off. Have your irrigation system assessed by a professional before programming it yourself if you are unsure. This can save a lot of wasted water and high water bills.
Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
Zone 4-8 Thin, long leaves cover the twisty and turning branches to create one of the most unique trees you can plant in New Mexico. This tree has year round interest because of the twisting branches, which are full exposed during the winter months. A fast grower that can quickly reach 20' (but up to 40') tall and 10' (up to 30') wide. Plant in partial to full sun and water regularly. Make sure to plant far away from sidewalks and
If you are not pursuing a career in landscape design, there is no reason to do an exhaustive search on every landscaping term. However, by understanding a few important, phrases you can better communicate with the landscaping professionals you are working with, whether they are improving your property or if you are looking for products at your local garden store. One gallon perennial/shrub: This is actually approx. 2.72 quarts. It is a #1 container, but the trade size is call
Q: I want to install an irrigation system at my house. Do I want to have the water source before or after the water softener? A: Most water softeners use potassium chloride or sodium chloride to soften the water. If you water your plants with this water it can cause a build up of salt in the soil known as sodic soil. This is not good for you plants and should be avoided. The best bet is to have a plumber tap into the water line before the water reaches the water softener and
Zone 3-8 A nice looking shrub that can grow the height of a tree. Blooms stunning creamy-white flowers in the spring, which turn into blue clusters of berries that are enjoyed by birds and are edible to humans. This plant self-pollinates so there is no need for another nannyberry of the opposite gender in the same area. Leaves turn beautiful maroon in the fall. Plant in partial to full sun and water regularly for best growth. A moderate
Having a basic understanding of landscaping lingo not only ensures that you will get what you want when coordinating with a company, but that you will also know what to ask for from the company with whom you are working. Regardless of whether you are taking on a spring project on your own or working longterm with a landscape designer, there are some common measurement terms that are helpful to know: Yard or Cubic yard: A cubic yard is the volume of material that fits in a spa
We have received this particular question quite a lot so we wanted to help and address the issue! Q: I noticed this web on my tree this morning. What is it? A: Those are called tent caterpillars. They "overwinter" as eggs on twigs, mostly on aspens. If it is a small web like the one shown, the easiest way to take care of them is to cut the branch, drip the web in soap and water. place in a plastic bag, secure the bag, and dispose in the trash. If it is a larger infestation, y
Zone 4-9 A small, barrel shaped cactus that is covered in large spines. Blooms in summer with beautiful pink flowers that resemble eyelashes. Yellow pollen against the pink flowers add a pretty contrast that makes this cactus great near character stones or a cactus garden. Expect bees and hummingbirds to visit the flowers. A compact cactus that rarely grows larger than 10 inches. Plant in soil ammended with sand to provide proper drainag