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May 31, 2020

Q: I want to start fertilizing my own plants, is there such a thing as over-fertilizing them?

A: Yes! Always follow the instructions on the package of the fertilizer. When using synthetic fertilizers there can be a build up of salts in the soil that can also harm your p...

May 29, 2020

Pink Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum
Zone 2-7

Beautiful, pink bell shaped flowers are clumped together to form one large flower. The foliage is flat and resembles grass. This edible plant can grow up to 18" tall with the flower "nodding" about 1 foot above the vegetation....

May 23, 2020

Q: How long should my irrigation system run for?

A: Irrigation run times can greatly differ from house to house and even system to system depending on who installs them. We build our irrigation systems to water for 30-45 minute per zone, providing a deep soaking of the...

May 22, 2020

Corkscrew Willow
Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
Zone 4-8

Thin, long leaves cover the twisty and turning branches to create one of the most unique trees you can plant in New Mexico. This tree has year round interest because of the twisting branches, which are full exposed du...

May 19, 2020

If you are not pursuing a career in landscape design, there is no reason to do an exhaustive search on every landscaping term.

However, by understanding a few important, phrases you can better communicate with the landscaping professionals you are working with, whether...

May 16, 2020

Q: I want to install an irrigation system at my house. Do I want to have the water source before or after the water softener?

A: Most water softeners use potassium chloride or sodium chloride to soften the water. If you water your plants with this water it can cause a b...

May 15, 2020

Nannyberry Viburnum
Viburnum lentago
Zone 3-8

A nice looking shrub that can grow the height of a tree. Blooms stunning creamy-white flowers in the spring, which turn into blue clusters of berries that are enjoyed by birds and are edible to humans. This plant self-pollin...

May 12, 2020

Having a basic understanding of landscaping lingo not only ensures that you will get what you want when coordinating with a company, but that you will also know what to ask for from the company with whom you are working.

Regardless of whether you are taking on a spring...

May 9, 2020

We have received this particular question quite a lot so we wanted to help and address the issue!

Q: I noticed this web on my tree this morning. What is it?

A: Those are called tent caterpillars. They "overwinter" as eggs on twigs, mostly on aspens. If it is a small web...

May 8, 2020

Pincushion Cactus
Escobaria Vivipara
Zone 4-9

A small, barrel shaped cactus that is covered in large spines. Blooms in summer with beautiful pink flowers that resemble eyelashes. Yellow pollen against the pink flowers add a pretty contrast that makes this cactus great n...

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