Q: What is the difference between hardscape and softscape? A: Hardscaping refers to non-living parts of a landscape. Examples include patios both pavers and flagstone, pathways, retaining walls (mossrock and railroad ties), and flowerbeds (made out of mossrock or blocks). Softscaping refers to the living parts of a landscape. Examples include flowers, trees, shrubs, and plants within a flowerbed. A complete landscape job would include both a hardscape and a softscape to your
Zone 4-9 Thin, tubular foliage (think dandelion stems) emerges in early spring followed by small grape-like clusters of semi-round flowers. With the choice of blue, purple, white, or yellow, you can mix or match to give your yard the unique look you want. Flowers can reach 4-12" and smell like grape juice. Muscari and hyacinth aren't related, but belong to the same botanical family and have very similar requirements, which makes them a great pair to plant together. T
Q: Where do you source your plants from? A: As a small business, we believe in supporting other small businesses. We try our best to look at sourcing from local nurseries as much as possible (Plants of the Southwest, Agua Fria Nursery, Payne's, and Newman’s).
Zone 3-8 Dark green foliage that resembles green onions emerges from the ground in early spring. Shortly after, beautiful trumpet-like flowers begin to appear. The flowers are unique and have a trumpet-like center that is attached to a star-shaped flower. The star-like flower is either white or highlighter yellow. Before planting the bulbs select a location that receives full to part sun. Make sure to plant each bulb 2-3 times deeper than the height of the
This Transformation Tuesday was a quick and easy one. Our client was tired of the color of the gravel in their yard. They wanted us to remove the old gravel and replace it with a different size and color. In addition, the client also wanted the Moonlight Broom next to the window removed. We picked up some gravel samples and brought them to the client so they could choose the gravel they liked best. Once the client decided on the gravel it was time to get to work! Once the old
Zone 5-9 Jagged blue foliage covers woody stems that provide year-round interest for this native evergreen. Fragrant yellow flowers cover most of this shrub in the late spring, followed by red berries that provide abundant food for a variety of birds. Be very mindful of walking around this shrub, as well as removing dead foliage since the leaves are spikey and sharp (like a needle). A slow grower that can reach 10' tall and wide if not prun
Happy February from Desert Rose!
This month’s blog is going to be part one of a two-part series that will compare synthetic lawns to real lawns to help you decide which one may fit your needs the best. Part one will cover the pros and cons of a synthetic lawn. Synthetic lawns have come a long way from when they were first introduced into the market. Starting off as cheap-feeling, non-durable green carpets, they were developed into high quality, almost realistic looking law
Everyone must be itching for Spring to come around. Another weed barrier issue this week! Q: A corner of my weed barrier is sticking up through the gravel. How do I get it to stay down? A: Even though the weed barrier is pinned down, it has a bad habit of small portions of it popping up. It usually happens when gravel or debris finds its way under the corner and lifts up the weed barrier. Simply pull back the gravel, clear any debris that is lifting up the corner of the weed