Lawn Tips

Sod and Lawn tips for the Southwest

Sod and Lawn tips for the Southwest.  Everyone wants a perfect looking lawn including myself. Here are my tips for making folks say “Wow look at that lawn”! When laying down sod or seed wait at least 2-3 weeks before fertilizing. In the southwest, we get lots of hot dry summer months. Water is essential […]

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Choosing the Best Flowers for Your Window Boxes

Choosing the best flowers for your window boxes.  Window boxes can be a beautiful addition to any home. They work well inside or outside and can be very easy to maintain year-round. The key to creating attractive window boxes is flower selection. Choosing the best flowers for flower window boxes can be a fun exercise for […]

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List Shade Loving Plants

List Shade Loving Plants.  Often times when I observe my landscape area I see shady spots and wonder what type of plant will do well in that area?  You too have probably had those thoughts? So without further ado here are is a list of plants that like shade. Hostas Hostas are grown for their […]

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Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home.  A list of Grape Vines you can grow in your backyard.  Grape vines tolerate poor soils but will do better with good loamy well-drained soils.  Caliche or hard types soils are not ideal for the growing of grape vines. Most varieties of grape vines will grow almost anywhere in the U.S.  […]

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Difference between bird of paradise plants

Difference Between Bird of Paradise Plants

Recently many folks have been asking our staff and myself what the difference Between Bird of Paradise Plants are? Red Bird of Paradise Yellow Bird of Paradise Mexican Bird of Paradise Bird of Paradise So…without further ado here are those differences. Red Bird of Paradise – Botanical name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima: The Red Bird of paradise […]

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Pyracantha Varieties

Pyracantha varieties. The pyracantha plant is it a vine or a shrub?  It’s actually both as you can train it into a large shrub or train it to grow along the side of a fence or wall.  It is a standalone vine or a vine that does not need support. It will generate a ton […]

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Best Air Purifier Plants

Best Air Purifier Plants. Indoor pollution is a big problem in the U.S. there are environmental hazards everywhere from hydrocarbons to polyurethane.  These chemicals are found in homes, offices, automobiles and in the earth’s atmosphere!  There are also glues, paints, varnishes and many more harmful toxins; too many for me to list here. Plants to help […]

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Patio Tree Roses

Patio Tree Roses.  Tree roses are great for outdoor decoration.  They work great on a courtyard, patio or at the front entrance with a decorative container. Our tree roses come from WeeksRoses.com.  We will usually stock these roses during spring, summer and fall seasons. Call our stores at 575 521-0496 or 575 523-1530 and ask […]

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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush – Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush.  They like full sun or partial shade and lots of water for the first 2 years or so and is a perennial in the southwest. These beautiful plants will grow in almost any soil and they provide a strong lilac fragrance. The blooms have long spike-like blooms that last 3-4 […]

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Coleus plants in the Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden.  Coleus (Solenostemon spp.) is grown mainly for foliage color.  They provide great filler for pots during the growing season.  They come in numerous colors and are easy to propagate just snip off a leaf put it in good potting soil water and it will take.  These plants are tropical and their […]

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