Question of the Week 06/26/2021
Q: How long should I run my irrigation for? A: Irrigation run times greatly depend on several factors. The type of emitters being used, the water needs for the plants, the water pressure, and so on. It would be best to give us a call to evaluate your irrigation since each system is so different. Once it's evaluated we can give an estimate of how long to run it.
Plant of the Week 06/25/2021
Plumbago Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Zone 5-9 This groundcover is sure to impress during the spring, summer, and fall! During the spring months, bright green foliage begins to form a beautiful carpet of green, which will soon become a perfect backdrop for the blooms. During the summer months, expect dainty, royal blue flowers to cover the carpet of green. As the blooms fade and we find ourselves in the fall, crimson-red spikes (don’t worry they aren't sharp) are left beh
Question of the Week 06/19/2021
Q: Every time my irrigation turns on, I hear a high-pitched whistle. What's going on? A: The water is pushing air out of the tubes and as it exits the emitter it whistles! The whistling should stop after a few minutes of the irrigation system being on.
Plant of the Week 06/18/2021
Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata Zone 4-8 Beautiful, "wine cup" flowers on a tender stem rise above a thick mat of dark green, thin-leaved foliage. Blooms continuously from mid-spring to early fall. A moderate grower that can reach 12" tall and 3' wide. Plant in full sun for best growth. Water regularly until established, then water occasionally. Drought tolerant. For luscious, overflowing groundcover; space plants 2' apart. Looks great near water features, rock gardens, o
Question of the Week 06/12/2021
Q: What are the downfalls of a battery timer? A: Although batter timers are convenient, they can have their problems too! The first would be that they aren't as seamless and hidden as an underground irrigation box. For some, this isn't an issue but for others, the constant eyesore of a bunch of plastic pieces hanging off a faucet can get to them. Another downfall (although, it has decreased over the past few years) was reliability issues. Some of the timers were getting stuck
Plant of the Week 06/11/2021
Gold Collection ® Merlin Hellebore Helleborus x hybridus 'Coseh 810' Zone 5-9 This variety of Lenten rose will add color to those shaded areas of your yard! The dark green, slightly serrated leaves have burgundy bottoms that create an unmistakable look. In the spring, the 5 petal blooms start as a light pink and transform into a shade of dark fuchsia. The bright yellow center adds a gorgeous contrast to the rest of the flower. Plant in full to part shade. A slow grower that c
Transformation Tuesday: 06/08/2021
This side yard needed a complete makeover. It had moss rock loosely placed at the corner of the yard to section off the side yard from the backyard. The area was also covered with dull grey gravel combined with the grey bark from the coyote fence made the area feel dark and unwelcoming. Our client wanted gravel that would pop and brighten up the area, as well as lots of colorful plants! The area would also flood whenever it would rain and that would be addressed by install
Beautiful, Green Grass!
In this month's blog, we are going to talk about grass care! Everybody loves a beautifully manicured lawn, but few are willing to put in the extra effort needed to take your lawn from average to the best lawn on the block. In Santa Fe, we have extra problems to contend with: minimal rain, the need for water conservation, and dry, brutal winters. All of this makes Santa Fe a very hard environment to grow grass. But it can be done! We hope these tips will help you ach
Question of the Week 06/05/2021
Q: How often do the batteries on a battery timer need to be changed? A: We recommend changing the batteries on the battery-operated timers every season. It is good practice to put new batteries in when turning the system on in the spring.
Plant of the Week 06/04/2021
Corsican Stonecrop Sedum dasyphyllum 'Major' Zone 5-9 This beautiful succulent will add all the texture you need to your yard! Pale, green-blue foliage provides a great backdrop to the tiny white flowers that emerge during the early summer months. Plant in full sun and water regularly until established. Evergreen during mild winters. A moderate grower that can reach 4" tall and 12" wide. Cut back dead foliage in early spring before new foliage emerges. Divide plant every t