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March 30, 2019

Q: I have a large juniper that is growing into my sidewalk - can you cut it back 2 feet so it is out of the way?

A: Thank you for the great question!

The problem with dramatically pruning junipers is that the green foliage you see is only several inches thick. Woody, bro...

March 29, 2019

Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinesis ‘Gracillimus’ - Zone 4-9

Stalks of feathery reddish-brown seed heads stand tall above the green grass blades. After the first frost, the green grass blades and stalks begin turning a golden-brown that lasts to late winter.

Plant in full su...

March 26, 2019

This transformation was a newly built house that had nothing but dirt and weeds for a backyard. The client wanted low maintenance and clean but lush look.

First, we removed all the weeds and laid the main tubing down for the irrigation. We planted a lot of xeric plants...

March 23, 2019

Q: Do you have to use a blower on the property during your visits?

A: We understand how some people can find the use of a blower annoying. We have clients who do not want us to use the blower while they are home.

Instead, we sweep by hand which takes most of the visit (m...

March 22, 2019

Allgold Broom Cytisus x praecox (C.multiflorus x C. purgans) ‘Allgold’  - Zone 6-9

Long green branches with tiny leaves bloom throughout the spring. The yellow pea-like flowers are stunning in both their quantity and beauty.

Adaptable to most well-drained soils. A fast g...

March 19, 2019

This week, we take a plain old concrete sidewalk and make the entire area look a bit more Santa Fean!

Our client was not too thrilled with the current sidewalk - we started off with cutting flagstone to fit the top of the concrete. In addition, a moss rock edging was in...

March 16, 2019

Spring is around the corner! Here's this week's, Question of the week:

Q: Can I plant tulips bulbs now in spring?

A: Tulips are a spring-blooming bulb that needs to be planted in the fall. Tulips need a cold period (about 14 weeks) in order to properly develop their flow...

March 15, 2019

Eastern snowball, Viburnum opulus ‘Sterile” - Zone 3-8

A multitude of snow white flowers shaped like snowballs cover this unique shrub from late spring to early summer. In the fall the glossy green leaves fade into a reddish-purple hue. Eastern snowball is a moderate gr...

March 12, 2019

Our client needed something to add a bit more interest as well as break up the flagstone a bit. We decided on this water feature - a circle was cut into the existing flagstone. Next, the water fountain was installed in addition with a few perennials around it.

The sound...

March 9, 2019

Q: What services do I receive with a maintenance contract?

A: With a maintenance contract you are receiving a certain amount of man hours based on your individual contract. The time is used to deadhead plants, pull weeds, rake gravel and beds, water if needed, blow the...

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