Best organic soils

Quit looking for the best organic soils…we have it right here at Guzman’s Garden Centers.  Located in Las Cruces, NM.  If you don’t live nearby ask for it at your local nursery. Ocean Forest ™ organic soil is a blended with premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and Pacific Northwest sea going fish and crab meal. […]

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What are Annual Plants

What are Annual plants? These are plants that complete it’s life cycle in one year.  In the retail gardening industry these plants are intended for mass plantings and sold at their peak seasonal time. For instance pansies are sold in early November and we stop selling them in March. Of course it coud be a longer […]

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Landscaping with Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles plants love full sun and rich loamy soil, they like humidity, and can tolerate the southwestern heat. Providing they get plenty of water when first planted. They do like circulation so be sure to plant them away from other heavy foliage trees or plants. Newly planted crape myrtles need lots of water, preferably twice […]

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Desert Evergreen Shrubs

Here is a list of Desert Evergreen Shrubs that do well in the Southwest.  Some of these plants are not native but will survive the hottest part of the mid-summer seasons providing they are given lots of water.  Once established they do become tolerant to the mid-summer heat.  Moderate waterings are ok.  Use a good […]

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Fall Colors in Las Cruces

Fall Colors in Las Cruces. Trees that have good autumn color are Red Oaks, Sweet Gum ( yes, they do grow here too, we have one in our parking lot at Color Your World!), Chinese Pistache, Modesto, Bonita, Berrinda ash, Gingko Biloba, Bradford pear,and Bald Cypress to name a few. Some other plants that have […]

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Care of Money Tree Plant

The Money Tree plant (Bombacaceae) The care of money tree plant.  This plant is more of a bonsai type houseplant. It will grow about 10ft. tall and the trunk is usually braided given it that bonsai look. Care of money tree plant for beginners. City water contains microorganisms and contaminants, that will make your Money Tree lose […]

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Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. It is the most common pecan in the Southwest U.S.  It is a self-pollinator and produces heavy fruit at an early age. It likes arid climates and is also excellent for southern California deserts […]

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Pruning tips and tools

Pruning tips and tools. The best time to prune trees and shrubs is January through March.  However removing dead branches can be removed any time of the year. Pruning unsightly trees will create a good-looking landscaping area and will increase the life span of any tree or plant. And if done correctly will increase the productivity of […]

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What is fertilizer

What is fertilizer? Have you ever wondered what are those three numbers on a bag, box or package of fertilizer suppose to mean?  How do you analyze them? What about chemicals versus organic?  Why do we need to fertilize our plants and trees? These numbers analyze the amount of Nitrogen, Potash, and Phosphate (NPK). These nutrients […]

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Design your perfect garden

Outdoor gardening is something that many do for a love of nature and for a chance to relax. Some do a little, and are happy with that, but others take it much more seriously. They may come up with amazing garden designs that would take your breath away. Those are always a lot of fun […]

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