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October 30, 2018

Here's part II of our Transformation Tuesday:

What you are looking at is just off the dining room portal. We started off with a flower bed and added a functional dry stream that diverts water away from the house when it rained.

Finished off with moss rock stepstones to g...

October 27, 2018

Q: How often should I be watering now that my irrigation system is turned off?

A: We recommend that you give your plants a good (not quick) watering 1-2 times a week depending on the weather in the month of October.

From November to December, we suggest watering at least...

October 26, 2018

Autumn Purple Ash (Fraxinus Americana) - Plant in zones 3-9 with moderate water and plenty of sunshine.

Beautiful reddish purple leaves cover this deer tolerant tree in the fall. Autumn Purple Ash can grow up to 60' tall and 50' wide. Be mindful of planting this tree in...

October 23, 2018

This next Transformation Tuesday will be a 2 part series.

This project was a new construction home. To put it bluntly, the front looked very bad. The courtyard turned into a muddy mess when it rained. Our clients wanted a pathway but did not want to use concrete.

We used...

October 20, 2018

Q: Why are my Aspen trees getting a fungus and what are my treatment options?

A: Since we had such a mild winter last year, a lot of fungus and pests survived the cold. The aspen trees this year seemed to suffer the most, although many plants were affected. The long dry...

October 19, 2018

Plant of the week:

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis) - Zone 3-9

This violet spiked pea-like flower is a deer resistant perennial and is a native wildflower. It is also adaptable to a wide variety of soils and should be planted in partial to full sun. The blooms can...

October 13, 2018

Good morning Santa Fe!

Question of the week:

Q: Why are my coyote fence posts leaning and seem loose?

A: Depending on who installed the coyote fence it may be held together with one continuous line of wire. If this wire loosens or breaks, it can cause the fence to lean or...

October 12, 2018

Plant of the week:

Double Flowered Japanese Rose ® (Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora') - Zone 5-9

Radiant yellow flowers that resemble small rose blooms cover this fast-growing perennial in early spring. Just as the early bird gets the worm, Double Flowered Japanese Rose ® wi...

October 9, 2018

Part 4 to our final Transformation Tuesday series:

This project was very fun to work on. We added a double water feature that cascades water. A few beautiful plants and rose gravel finished this amazing backyard.

A closer look at the water feature: Double Water Feature


October 6, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: With the leaves falling, is it a good idea to let the leaves stay on the ground to decompose for mulch?

A: There are a few factors to consider before raking up the leaves. Where the leaves healthy? Was there any powdery mildew, spider mites or ot...

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