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May 29, 2019

This house was newly built in Las Campanas and was in need of a completely new landscape. The yard was nothing more than fill dirt and weeds.

We decided to plant a row of Karl Foresters to help soften the hard look given by the pavers and the stucco wall. Blue Spruce wa...

May 26, 2019

Q: Why does your weed barrier cost so much? I can go to a local store and get a roll for less than half.

A: That is correct that many of the stores carry weed barrier fabric at a fraction of the price we pay for ours. The price difference is reflected in the quality.

Man...

May 25, 2019

Dicentra Spectablilis - Zone 3-9

Long stalks carrying heart shaped flowers rise above tender green leaves on this stunning perrenial. Bleeding hearts bloom from early to late spring and will catch your eye every time you walk passed it.

Flowers can be white, pink or red...

May 22, 2019

This project was fun to work on since it was a completely blank slate. "Make it look nice", was the only directions we got from the client.

We quickly went to work designing this simple, clean, but lush looking yard. First, a mossrock flowerbed was installed to give the...

May 18, 2019

Q: Do you have any tips for pulling out weeds easier?

A: Give the weeds a good watering the day before you plan on pulling them out. This softens the dirt and allows you to pull them out with minimal effort. It also allows time for the dirt to absorb the water so there...

May 17, 2019

Opuntia phaeacantha - Zone 4 may survive lower

Green flat pads are covered in long cactus needles, as well as small, orange spiky hairs. In the spring beautiful yellow flowers emerge, some varieties have red bases.

Bees will often be seen collecting pollen in the Desert...

May 14, 2019

In this week's Transformation Tuesday, we had a client who had some stairs in the back yard that were usable but didn’t quite have the finished look she was looking for. Over time the dirt started covering up small flagstone steps that were set inside rail road ties an...

May 11, 2019

Q: Are lawn clippings good mulch?

A: Yes, lawn clippings are a great source of nitrogen for plants. Simply spread the lawn clipping less than an inch thick (to allow the clippings to properly decay) anywhere you want to mulch!

Have any questions? Send them our way!

May 10, 2019

Euonymus forunei 'Emerald Gaiety' - Zone 5-9

Emerald green variegated foliage becomes tinged pink in the winter. Prized for its foliage, this evergreen will compliment any yard. Adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils.

Emerald Gaiety requires part to full s...

May 7, 2019

This particular project started off with gravel mixed with dirt, which can result in one big muddy mess whenever it rained. Our client envisioned warm summer nights by a fire pit on the lower level.

Our crew went to work on creating a custom flagstone patio, complete wi...

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December 4, 2019

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