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April 28, 2018

As May approaches, we have been getting a lot more questions regarding irrigation systems and water features. Make sure to talk to a professional (aka us here at Desert Rose!) before deciding to install and/or turning on your own!

Question of the Week:

Q: I have a water...

April 27, 2018

Phil's Favorite of the week:

Wild or Desert Four O’clock (Mirabilis multiflora) - Zone 4-8 15-18” tall, up to 4’ – 6’ wide.

Allow space for this one. Large spreading plant from large tap root. Lush dark green leaves all season, blooms pink in the summer. Deer and rabbit...

April 24, 2018

Talk about one heck of a Transformation Tuesday!

On the left, the clients had an unused, old sandbox and they decided to make something attractive out of it.

We started with adding a gorgeous water feature. This specific design allowed running water, which in our opinion...

April 21, 2018

Oh pests!

Question of the Week:

Q: I am planting a vegetable garden again this year. Last year I
had problems with moles digging into the bed. How can I prevent that from happening again?

A: There are a couple of options: you can set out traps and/or poison, however, if y...

April 20, 2018

This week's Phil's Favorite:

Bradford flowering pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford) Stunning flower tree with white blossoms in the spring. Likes full sun, light to moderate watering.

Could reach 30'high to 25' wide. Grows quickly with no fruits
and have bright shining lea...

April 17, 2018

Transformation Tuesday this week is a continuation of last week.

This large patio needed some elbow grease. We started with removing all the weeds and proceeded with laying down the patio.

A small moss rock flowerbed was added to this new entertaining area. We also plant...

April 14, 2018

Ugh, we never want to see this happen! Question of the week addresses turning on/off your irrigation system!

Q: I went to turn on my irrigation and when I turned on the valve, water began to shoot everywhere. I turned it back off and found a crack on the shutoff. What w...

April 13, 2018

Time for Phil's Favorite of the week!

Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum, Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' Zone: 4 - 9

Small colorful light pink spring flowering tree with purple, red or dark green leaves.

Grows up to 20’ high and about 18-20’ wide.

Great ornamental tre...

April 10, 2018

A beautiful Transformation Tuesday!

The original landscaping was chock full of weeds and unusable space.

We started with constructing a moss rock border with some beautiful perennials, ornamental grasses, vines, and aspen. To add the finishing touches, we added mulch for...

April 7, 2018

Question of the Week:

Q: I have a long tall, planter that I need to fill with soil for planting. I need a lot of soil, but don’t want to spend too much money on good soil just to fill the bottom area. Where can I get some fill dirt for about 18” before I add the good so...

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