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October 31, 2017

Many people think that landscaping requires zero maintenance during the colder months, but the truth is that not all plants go dormant and still require some upkeep. Fall is actually a great time to start certain projects as plant energy goes towards strengthening and...

October 31, 2017


It's time for Transformation Tuesday!

This was a fun project because we started with a very raw environment. The goals of the project were to build an area for entertaining guests and a grass area for the kids to play.  

With such a steep slope and the rain runoff t...

October 30, 2017

Our first business license, from 1998 to our current renewal, 20 years later.

With gratitude to our dedicated family, friends, staff and our loyal clients - we couldn't have done it without the support.

Thank you from the bottom of hearts for letting us continue to serve...

October 28, 2017

Another great fall and winter prep question! Keep sending them our way.

Q: What do you need to do to Virginia creeper as fall/winter sets in?

A: Virginia creeper is an excellent carefree, but a somewhat invasive vine that works well on fences or areas you want to screen....

October 27, 2017

Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus alba)

Zone 2-8 Excellent plant that provides interest year round.

Features include the red stems in fall through late and variegated leaves and small white flowers and berries to hold interest in spring through summer.

I like planting by itself in...

October 24, 2017



Last post on this large project we worked on. Part III of the series.

This backyard was not suitable for entertaining unless you were having a party of two. Kidding aside, after consulting with the contractor who built the Ramada, we created Bancos with landscape bloc...

October 21, 2017

Have a burning question for us? Send them our way!

This week's question of the week.

Q: I hear the terms "Zero-scape", Hardscape - what is it and what’s the difference?

A: Well, "zero-scape" literally means nothing. In our case living in Santa Fe, NM, just dirt! It’s noth...

October 20, 2017

Moonlight or Scotch Broom

Moonlight Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Zone 5-10, 1” creamy yellow flowers in spring/early summer, somewhat fragrant.

Prune after flowering to keep an attractive appearance. Keeps shape fairly well.

Excellent for winter interest since stems remain g...

October 17, 2017



Continuing with Part II of our series for Transformation Tuesday:

We had a flagstone patio that was extremely uneven and the chairs would get stuck in the gaps every time you tried to move it.

How fun is that? Not very user-friendly at all.

To start, we pulled up the fl...

October 14, 2017

Q: A few months ago, I put new weed barrier down and put new gravel. Now I have some weeds coming up. I thought the weed barrier was supposed to prevent weeds from growing?

Phil: Weed barrier does prevent weeds from growing but does not eliminate them. The weeds that...

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