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July 31, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

This property had erosion problems and the clients wanted to put something that was functional and would help with the issue.

We constructed a dry riverbed which helped control and direct the flow of water. Next, put a few terraces using moss whil...

July 28, 2018

Boy was that a crazy week of weather! Here's a question of the week addressing Monday's monsoon:

Q: With the recent rain we have had, I have an irrigation system on a timer. Is there anything that I can purchase so that when it does rain, my irrigation system won’t wate...

July 27, 2018

Plant of the week:

Sunray tickseed ( Coreopsis grandiflora) Zone 4-9.

A golden yellow daisy-like flower. Good cut flower, moderate grower and attracts butterflies. Blooms from summer till frost. 18”-24” tall by 12” wide. Full sun. Water during summer, but is drought tole...

July 24, 2018

Transformation Tuesday!

Our clients wanted to increase the curb appeal as you approached the driveway. We started by adding a moss rock border and flagstone stepstones from the garage to the front courtyard.

Next, we added colorful perennials and shrubs that bloom throug...

July 21, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: With the recent rain we have received, the weeds have taken off on my property. After pulling all weeds with roots from the area that I have covered with riverrock, what is the best way to keep weeds from coming back?

A: I am assuming that you do...

July 20, 2018

Plant of the week:

Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) - Zone 5-11

Tall spikes hold deep rose-pink flowers atop clumps of slender, green, drought tolerant foliage that reach 4 to 6 feet tall.

Blooms nearly year-round in warm winter regions. An effective choice to add dramat...

July 17, 2018

The final part of our 3 part series for Transformation Tuesday!

This shot was taken 3 months after the completion of this large-scale makeover.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work on such an amazing project. The photos speak for themselves: just an amazing result...

July 14, 2018

Question if the week:

Q: The red hot poker in the back yard has developed lots of brown leaves (see photo). Is this normal? Is there something we can do?

A: After physically checking out your red hot poker (Kniphofia), it is suffering from crown rot - which can actually...

July 13, 2018

Plant of the week!

Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa) - Zone 5-10

Tough Southwestern native plant with small white flowers resembling single rose blooms; later attractive fluffy white seed heads that persist throughout the fall.

Tolerates alkaline soils. Use in the hottest...

July 10, 2018

Part II of this very large project for Transformation Tuesday!

Wait until next week. We saved the best pictures for last :)

See you next week!

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