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February 26, 2019

Here's part II of our series:

First, we removed the old square pave stones and exchanged them out for flagstone stepstones leading to the garage.

Next, we added a hicks yew next to the irrigation box to help hide it, added some aspen trees along the garage to soften the...

February 23, 2019

Q: Can you tell me the difference between perennial and annual, evergreen and deciduous?

A: To put it simply an annual lives for one growing season (spring and summer) and then dies. A perennial regrows year after year. An evergreen keeps its foliage throughout the year...

February 22, 2019

Pinus mugo pumilio - Zone 2-8

Dark green pine needles cover dense branches to form this compact growing shrub. This slow growing evergreen can reach up to 5' tall and 10' wide in ten years. However, it can be pruned in early spring to keep the desired size and shape.


February 19, 2019

Welcome back to another episode of incredible changes and transformations! This week, we take a look at another 2 part series.

This particular home was newly built, and if you have been with us for a while, we sure love a blank slate. With just dirt in the backyard, we...

February 16, 2019

Q: Should I unplug my irrigation timer during the winter?

A: We suggest that you DO NOT unplug it. Leave it as is so that the program is ready to be used in the spring.

Keep sending us all your queries!

February 15, 2019

Purple Verbena (Zone 4-8) Glandularia bipinnitfida

You may notice this beautiful wildflower growing throughout Santa Fe. Low growing and abundant in purple blooms from spring to summer, this hardy Verbena is cold tolerant down to zone 4.

It is a great colorful groundcove...

February 12, 2019

Part 4 - Well, we saved the best for last! As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and we think our burro in the pic will attest and agree with us. We think the burro is much happier with the new flagstone patio and steps offset by the beautiful gravel and hea...

February 9, 2019

A very common question we get asked often so let's review!

Q: Why are there weeds growing in my gravel if it has weed barrier?

A: Weed barrier is a thick layer of material that blocks sunlight to prevent weeds from sprouting beneath it. The weeds you are seeing in the gr...

February 8, 2019

Golden Rod (Zone 4-9) Solidago Canadensis

Flattened, golden flower tops shine against the thin, long leaves of this stunning perennial. Blooms from mid to late summer. In the fall the spent flower tops fade from gold to an off white.

Plant in full sun and water regularly...

February 5, 2019

Part III:

As we mentioned in Part I of this four-part series, our client's very large back yard had an extremely steep slope. To make the space more usable and safer for the grandkids, we terraced with some flowerbeds.

Grandkids safer? ✔️
Usable space? ✔️
Easier maintena...

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