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March 31, 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone! We hope that your allergies aren't too bad! Stay safe, be happy.

The client wanted to have a large, flagstone patio that flowed out from the cement slab. They also wanted flagstone steps that looped around the house for ease of access around the...

March 28, 2020

While you are spending time at home, send us all your landscaping related questions!

Q: How can I prevent my fruit tree from late frosts?

A: An old trick is to put frozen jugs around the base of the fruit tree every night to trick the tree into thinking it is colder than...

March 27, 2020

Morpho Grand Blue Larkspur
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Morpho Grand Blue'
Zone 3-7

Thin, green leaves that slightly resemble rosemary vegetation covers most of this plant from spring until summer. Once summer comes around beautiful, blue flowers cover the top of this moder...

March 24, 2020

Well Santa Feans, as we bunker down for the next few weeks, Desert Rose will go over some of the things to look into before bringing on a landscaping individual or company to work on your projects!

There are many options available when looking to hire landscaping mainte...

March 21, 2020

Q: My aspen trees seem to be leafing out early this year. Will a freeze or snow damage my tree?

A: If it is a deep enough freeze the leaves will die off and the tree will produce a new set. This can be stressful for the tree but it can handle it as long as it happens le...

March 20, 2020

Lead Plant
Amorpha
Zone 3-8

A beautiful native flower that can be found growing wild throughout New Mexico. Purple, violet and magenta colors explode off of the unique shaped flowers. Small greenish-blue foliage stays low to the ground.

Needs little water or care. Plant...

March 17, 2020

Choose “Fire Smart” Plants

When selecting plants, keep the following tips in mind:

-Minimize using evergreen shrubs and trees within 30 feet of a structure since junipers, pinion, and pines contain oils which make these plants burn with great intensity.

-Select plants tha...

March 14, 2020

Q: There are still some old berries on my crab apple from over the winter. It looks messy with the new growth coming out. Is there anything I can do to improve the look?

A: The crab apples are usually consumed by birds through the winter. If there are still crab apples...

March 13, 2020

Sweet woodruff
Galium odoratum
Zone 5-9

Cute, tiny white flowers cover deep green foliage on this low growing ground cover. Blooms appear in late spring to summer. Foliage has a vanilla scent when dried.

Plant in full to partial shade, which make this plant great for tho...

March 10, 2020

Never too early to prepare your landscape!

What Is Firescaping?

Firescaping is a landscape design that reduces the chance of your house and property being consumed by a wildfire. You want to have a landscape design and choice of plants that offers the best defense, and a...

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