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April 25, 2020

Q: I live in Eldorado and have a little more than an acre that I would like mowed to help reduce fire danger. Is this something you guys do?
 

A: Yes! We have a ride on mower and several walk behind mowers that we use for jobs just like this. Give us a call and we will...

April 24, 2020

Purity Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Zone 5-9
 

Mats of dark green foliage explode with petite, pure white flowers during the spring and once more in the fall with this beautiful ground cover. This low growing plant stays green year around, which helps add inte...

April 21, 2020

Here are two reasons why it is important to hire a licensed contractor:
 

1. Basic Protection
Obtaining a license in a specific field demonstrates that the person has a minimal level of competence in that field, for everything ranging from safely installing irrigation s...

April 18, 2020

Q: I have a Blue Mist Spirea that I have had for over 15 years by my back porch. It isn't looking as good as it used to. Does it just need fertilizer and more water to make it look better?
 

A: Unfortunately, plants get old just like we do. Although it is hard to say ho...

April 17, 2020

Plant of the Week:
Bee-You™ Bee Balm
Monarda
Zone 5-9
 

Pinkish-purple blooms appear in the summer, with some flowers growing out of other flowers to give this plant a unique look. A mixture of dark and light green vegitation and long purple stems add to this plants bea...

April 14, 2020

So, what ARE the main differences?
 

The biggest difference between licensed and non-licensed contractors is the risk you personally take when hiring one or the other. Landscapers hired to do work at your home or business should at minimum have a business license issued...

April 11, 2020

Q: Can I plant impatiens in the ground? I have a small rock garden that I would love to plant impatiens in.
 

A: As long as the area is partial sun to shade there should be no problem! Just remember impatiens are annuals in New Mexico and will not come back the followin...

April 10, 2020

Manhattan Euonymus
Euonymus kiautschovicus 'Manhattan'
Zone 5-8
 

Dark green, semi-round leaves provide dense foliage that works great as a privacy barrier. Tiny white flowers appear in late summer and are followed by pinkish-red berries in the fall. The berries are a g...

April 7, 2020

Here's our weekly tip for hiring contractors:
 

Hiring the cheapest landscape contractor may cost you more in the long run. In most circumstances, unlicensed/uninsured offer lower quotes because they do not pay a licensing fee, or have a bond to protect their work, and...

April 7, 2020

Happy April from Desert Rose! This month's blog is the first of a three part series. In this series we are going to perform in-depth coverage of a landscape which was completed last year. We will cover each step of the transformation, which we hope will help you unders...

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