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September 29, 2018

Last month we discussed the basics of watering and dispelled some myths around properly hydrating your garden. In this month's blog we will look at the pros and cons of hand watering to determine the best way to provide water to your landscaping. Each garden is unique...

September 29, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: When is a good time to plant bulbs?

A: We recommend having your bulbs in the ground between October and November depending on how cool the nights are. It is ideal for the soil temperature to be below 55°F.

Send us any questions you have!

September 28, 2018

Plant of the week:

'Burgundy Glow' ® (Ajuga reptans) - Zone 4-10

Beautiful variegated foliage with hues of burgundy gives an excellent background to blue flower spikes that emerge from this dense ground cover.

Plant in well-drained, well amended soil and water regularly f...

September 25, 2018

Good morning Santa Fe!

This week, we address part II of our Transformation Tuesday:

This project required quite a bit of work and often times, we phase out the projects into multiple steps.

In this phase, we removed a majority of the juniper bushes and added colorful shru...

September 22, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: My irrigation seems to not be working right. It is going off at different times than normal. What can I do?

A: This question is one we usually get whenever we experience power outages.

Most irrigation timers have some sort of back up power in orde...

September 21, 2018

Plant of the Week:

Japanese Anemone (Anemone x Hybrida) Zone 4-8

Pretty pink flowers with an intense yellow center will catch the eye of anyone walking past this slow-growing perennial. Japanese Anemone is deer resistant and has a long bloom season from late summer to fa...

September 18, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

This front yard was overrun by Russian sage and weeds. To summarize, it did not have much curb appeal.

After removing the old bark, Russian sage and plants, we releveled and extended the moss rock border...

September 15, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: With fall around the corner, is there any type of fertilizing we should be doing?

A: Yes, fertilizing can and should be done year round. In the 
Fall, it is better to fertilize plants with lower nitrogen, high phosphorus and low to medium potassi...

September 14, 2018

Plant of the week:

Dwarf Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) Zone 6-10

A multitude of stalks topped with beautiful fluffy white plums sets this ornamental grass apart from the rest.

Plant in full sun and water occasionally once established. Adaptable to a wide variety of s...

September 11, 2018

We are going to change up Transformation Tuesday just for this week:

Below, we are looking at the transformation of a peony from first growth to bloom. The picture on the left was taken early-mid March. The picture on the right was taken in early may with a bloom bigger...

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December 4, 2019

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