Preparing garden for fall

Preparing garden for fall

Preparing your garden for fall Preparing the garden for fall. Ahhh, fall! With the changing colors, the bright, sunny days, and the cool, crisp nights, autumn is the perfect time to work in the garden. After a hot summer, the still-warm soil protects the root systems of new plantings, helps divided perennials survive the cut, […]

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Ajuga Reptans Plants

Ajuga Reptans Plants

What are Ajuga Reptans plants?  They go by other names mainly Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle, Carpet weed, and ground pine.  These plants are low-growing easy to maintain plants and used for ground cover in gardens, landscapes, or containers.  They are mostly used and grown for there attractive foliage colors. Most gardeners use them in pots for […]

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Texas Red Oak Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information (Quercus buckleyi). A good looking tree for the southwest and other parts of the west.  I love this tree for its hardiness and overall looks.  Many folks do not realize Red Oak trees will do well here particularly the Texas Red Oak.  It is native to south-central Texas but can […]

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Bald Cypress Trees

Bald Cypress Trees (Taxodium distichum). The Bald Cypress tree is a swamp type tree and loves water.  However, you can make this tree work in the southwest.  How? Easy, provide it will plenty of water during the hot summer months especially during the first 4-5 years after initial planting. It is a slow-growing tree but will […]

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The Ponytail Palm Plant

The Ponytail Palm Plant

What is The Ponytail Palm Plant? (Beaucarnea recurvata) Is it really a palm plant?  It is native to Eastern Mexico and they will get large and live past 300 years. This plant is not in the palm tree species but it does look like a miniature palm tree. Actually it is a succulent plant this […]

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New Mexico Privet

New Mexico Privet

The New Mexico Privet (Forestiera Pubescens) is a good looking multi-trunk shrub and it can also be used as a small ornamental tree.  It is easy to grow in and around the Southwest area especially in New Mexico thus its name.  It is deciduous meaning it will lose its leave during the winter seasons. It […]

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Carolina Laurel Tree

Carolina Laurel Tree

The Carolina Laurel Tree in the Southwest( ‘Bright ‘N Tight’ Carolina Cherry Laurel )It does very well in the Southwest providing they are given lots of water during the first 3-4 years after initial planting. They are considered a water-loving tree around the Southwest and rightly so. They do like above moderate waterings once it is […]

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Secret to killing grubs

The Secret to Killing Grubs

The Secret to Killing Grubs on your lawn.  First, we must know where these ugly-looking worms come from.  They come from the larvae of the Japanese beetle.  They were introduced into the U.S. from of course Japan around 1916 and now almost all lawns have them.  A few here and there are no big problem […]

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How to eliminate fungus gnats from your houseplants

How to eliminate gnats from your houseplants

How to eliminate gnats from your houseplants. Fungus gnats are a big problem for most people who want indoor plants.  In order to eliminate them, we must first find out where they come from. Where do fungus gnats come from? Fungus gnats come from moist soil, leaky drain pipes, overripe fruit, and especially around plants […]

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Types of Pecan Trees

Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. These tips are for backyard or small pecan orchard landscaping.  You can learn more about large orchard pecan trees over at NMSU Pecan varieties.  Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. And is the most common pecan tree in the Southwest […]

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