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July 1, 2020

If you have bad allergies to chamisas or male junipers and they are on your property, it might be worth it to have them completely removed and replace with something more allergy friendly. Also, if you have bad allergies to wild grasses keep them short as not allowing...

June 23, 2020

Bee pollinated plants are your best bet for reducing allergens in your yard.

These are just some examples of bee-pollinated, allergen-friendly plants, and with selective breeding by knowledgeable cultivators, I'm sure we will see more allergy friendly plants in the futu...

June 16, 2020

Here's your weekly tip!

The mechanism of traveling to a new location helps spread the plant's genetics into new environments and helps to keep the plant from going extinct. While some plants are strictly male or female (dioecious), others can self pollinate (have both p...

June 9, 2020

Allergies and pollen, Oh My!

It all comes down to one thing: pollen. And what is the point of pollen?

Well, it's time to get uncomfortable and have that talk, yup, about the birds and, well mostly the bees. Pollen is produced by the male parts of a plant. The pollen is c...

June 2, 2020

e LOVE roses! Here's a helpful tip for taking care of these beautiful flowers:

Consider ceasing deadheading at the end of summer. This will allow the remaining blooms to produce hips, the fruit of roses. On some roses, hips are an attractive feature that last through th...

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 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 5, 2020

Just like every other industry, businesses involved in landscaping have their own jargon related to everything from appearance of shrubs to zone designations for planting.

In the next few weeks, we will go over some common industry terms you might hear!

Soil mender: Dese...

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 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...

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