Transformation Tuesday: Teamwork With Contractors
The client wanted a backyard that would give them room for entertaining and have a classy, high-end look. Once the third-party contractor was finished with building the stucco wall and pergola it was our turn to help transform this yard. The first step was to clear out everything from the yard: flagstone was removed, the rock was taken out, and all the vegetation was cleared, and raked. Now, we had a perfect blank slate to start our work. First steps - raised moss rock flowe
Question of the Week: Service inquiry
Q: I haven't had my yard cleaned in years and everything is overgrown, is this something you can take care of? A: Yes! We usually refer to these as spring or fall clean-ups. We have large trailers that can haul away the trash and debris. Give us a call for a quote!
Plant of the Week: Ultra Violet
Ultra violet autumn sage salvia greggii 'Ultra violet' Zone 6-9 Dark green foliage with vibrant violet blooms. Blooms attract hummingbirds and appear from early summer to fall. Grows best in full sun. Deer and rabbit resistant. Water regularly until established, then water occasionally. Can reach 20" tall and 28" wide. Prefers well-drained soil. Cut back one-third of plant height in late winter/early spring for best growth.
Transformation Tuesday: An Elegant Entryway
Our client was not happy with how their entry looked: it looked bland and boring. The client wanted a large flagstone patio to make their entry more inviting and wanted to be able to sit outside and enjoy a nice meal with a simple, but a beautiful garden that complimented the Eldorado area. The first step in this transformation was to clear out the existing area. This included the wild vegetation, the flagstone that was present, and the gravel. The flagstone patio was designe
Question of the Week: What is full sun?
Q: How much sun is considered full sun? A: At least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Plant of the Week: Tricolor
Tricolor sedum Sedum spurium 'tricolor' Zone 4-9 This colorful succulent will add some pop to your rock garden. Blooms petite pink flowers in early summer attract butterflies. Plant in full sun. Easy to maintain. Rabbit and deer resistance. Water regularly until established, then water occasionally. Needs well-drained soil. Can reach 6" tall and 24" wide. Evergreen.
Transformation Tuesday: Hide The Trash
Our client had a pathway around their house that led to the trash and recycling bins that had become overgrown with weeds. They wanted this area to be redone to have a clean, finished look with low-maintenance plants to help spruce the area up, as well as a small coyote fence to help hide the bins. The client hired a contractor to build a stucco wall and install a gate prior to us starting. Once the contractor was done with the walls, we got to work. The first step in this t
Question of the Week: Dead Trees
Q: How can I tell if my plant or tree is dead? A: During the winter months it can be difficult to tell if a dormant tree is dead or alive. The easiest way to tell is to take a sharp pair of pruners and scratch the bark of the tree. If there is green underneath the layer of bark then the tree is still alive. If it is dry and brown it is dead. Under no circumstance do you need to bend a branch to see if it is dead, it will snap, even if the tree is alive.
Plant of the Week: Summercrisp
Pyrus 'Summercrisp' SD Zone 4-8 This is the hardiest pear tree available. In spring look forward to beautiful, white flowers that cover the entire tree. Shortly after, the dark green foliage appears followed by the pears. The pears can be refrigerated for up to 2 months after harvest. Plant in full sun for best growth and fruit production. Moderate grower that can reach 25' tall. Hard prune while the tree is dormant.
Transformation Tuesday: FINALE!
This is the FINAL part of this large, wonderful project! The client had a side courtyard entrance/exit that looked nice but the client wanted it to be renovated. The Lavenders were fairly large and starting to look a little scraggly. The client felt that the Crabapple tree had outgrown the area and was in the way of the walkway. The first step was to remove the Lavenders and Hostas. Once those were dug out it was time to tackle the tree. Since it was a smaller area, the be