Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the southwest.  How do you care for them? It is a bit tricky especially in the Southwest where temperatures can get as high as 115 or more during the mid-summer seasons. But the good news is that it is not as hard as some people may believe. In the Southwest and there are 6 […]

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How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw

How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw

How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw.  Are you thinking about purchasing a new right Stihl chainsaw but aren’t quite sure which one to choose? Let me give you a few tips that will help get you pointed in the right direction chainsaws are a versatile and time-saving tool. They’re very powerful it’s important that […]

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Abelia Plants

Abelia Plants

Abelia Plants (Abelia x grandiflora).  A great plant for the Southwest as they are evergreen and will flower throughout the summer months. They are moderate watering shrubs once they become established. They will change colors as the seasons go by. The growth rate about 3-4″ per year but compact in shape and can be used as […]

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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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The Golden Rain Tree

The Golden Rain Tree.  (Koelreuteria paniculata) A good looking small to medium sized shade/ornamental tree.  It will grow about 30-40 tall and wide. It is considered an invasive tree species in places where there is lots of rain and moisture.  It produces lots of seed pods that are spread out during the fall season thus […]

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Chilean Mesquite Tree

Chilean Mesquite Tree

The Chilean Mesquite also called a thornless Mesquite tree (Prosopis chilensis) does very well in the southwestern United States. It will grow to about 40’ft. tall and 40ft’ wide. It is a thornless mesquite tree and provides lots of good shade during the hot summer months.  A very majestic looking tree for home landscaping. It […]

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How to Create a Hanging Garden

How to Create a Hanging Garden

How to Create a Hanging Garden. Making a hanging garden in your house is a fresh and innovative design idea and will definitely make your home stand out. There are many different ways of making one, and it is only a matter of what you like, what you want and what suits you and your […]

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Difference between bird of paradise plants

Red Bird of Paradise Plant

 (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) Red Bird of Paradise plant is also called the Mexican red bird of paradise and pride of Barbados. The flowers have a beautiful bright red/orange bloom and thrive in hot warm climates. The fern-like small sized foliage resembles a Mesquite bush or a fern shrub. In tropical, zones it will last throughout the year-long season. […]

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Best practices for watering your garden

This article is by – Matthew James If you want your garden to thrive and grow strong and healthy plants, it is important to know all the important tips and tricks. One of the most important aspects of gardening is, of course, the watering apart. Find out about the best practices for watering your garden, and […]

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plants that repel mosquitoes

List of plants that repel mosquitoes

List of plants that repel mosquitoes. During the monsoon season in the Southwest, mosquitoes are a BIG problem.  They appear almost everywhere at social gatherings, work, home and inside buildings. Do these plants really repel mosquitoes?  Some people swear by these plants others say it has no effect.  I have not done a scientific study […]

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