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August 31, 2019

Q: How low should my grass be cut?

A: Whenever we mow a lawn at one of our properties, we have our lawn mowers set to cut the grass down to 3-3.5". By keeping the grass around this height, it helps promote root growth, helps keep the water from evaporating fast, and hel...

August 30, 2019

Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Nigra'
Zone 3-8

Blackish-purple flowers cover the tall stalks on this summertime stunner. Large green leaves create a beautiful base for this perennial. Blooms will bring lots of bees due to the heavy pollen. A fast grower that can quickly reach 8...

August 27, 2019

The client at this house had an area between the road and an arching driveway that was in need of T.L.C. There were also culverts and a dirt channel that was running along the road that added to the eyesore.

Our client wanted something that would add curb appeal to his...

August 24, 2019

Q: My agastache is a weird greenish-yellow color. It wasn’t like that last year. What is going on?

A: What you are dealing with in the picture is more than likely an iron deficiency. Iron is an essential element for plant growth and helps give plants their healthy green...

August 23, 2019

Northwind Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum
Zone 4-9

Petite, airy seed heads rise above the blue green grass blades on this great looking grass. Expect dramatic golden foliage in the fall that can last through the winter, even under light amounts of snow.

A moderate grower t...

August 20, 2019

This transformation Tuesday was a big one. Our client already had a functioning, landscaped yard, however, the way the yard was designed made the space appear smaller and on top of it all, the cement pathways and stairs were also chipping.

Our goals were to redo the yar...

August 17, 2019

This week's question is super appropriate as Santa Fe had a bumper season of apricots!

Q: Why are my apricots still small and green when my neighbors are already ripe?

A: There are several factors that can lead to slow fruit production of an apricot tree, such as:

Is the...

August 16, 2019

Lena Scotch Broom
Cytisus x 'Lena'
Zone 6-9

Beautiful yellow and red pea like blooms cover the slim, green stems of the stunning bloomer. Covered in blooms from spring to early summer, this perennial will continue to stun year after year.

Plant in full sun and well drain...

August 13, 2019

Our client had a couple requests for their yard prior to designing it. For starters, they wanted a yard that was easy to maintain and a large tree needed to be planted to provide some shade for the yard.

With this in mind, we began designing the yard. The tree that was...

August 10, 2019

Q: My hollyhock leaves are turning yellow from the bottom and falling off, what is wrong with it?

A: If you notice your hollyhocks bottom leaves turning yellow and then falling off it is more than likely a nutrient deficiency. The plant is pulling nitrogen from the bott...

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