Organic Gardening

Woman takes care about her lawn fertilizing with handeld crank spreader in front yard

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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Insects and Diseases on plants

Insects and diseases on plants are a big problem for almost any part of the U.S. or in the world, and the southwest region has its share of pests and diseases.  Many folks have no idea why a plant looks magnificent one day then almost withers away a few days later. It’s always best to […]

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Mexican Petunia Plant

The Mexican Petunia Plant (Ruellia brittoniana) sometimes called British Ruellia.  It is a fast growing easy care perennial for southwest landscaping.  It comes back year after year without any problem.  Propagating is a breeze just snip off a stem place in water and soil and it will grow! A showy purple flower that blooms for only 2-3 […]

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Care of Knock Out Roses

Care of Knock Out Roses

The care of Knock Out roses Care of Knock Out Roses. These roses continually produce blooms all spring and throughout the fall seasons in the Southwest.  They are self-cleaning this means very little dead-heading.  The blooms are a bright candy apple red color. Plant them several in a row to make a gorgeous hedge or […]

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The Redbud Tree

The Redbud Trees

The Redbud Trees are small to medium-sized deciduous (lose leaves in winter) trees that bloom in early spring.  The majority of them grow about 15-30 ft. tall which makes them a great candidate for a small backyard or patio.  They produce small finger-like deep dark lavender blooms that will eventually turn into a heart-shaped leaf. […]

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Vegetable Gardening Tips

Growing a Healthy Garden

Growing a Healthy Garden: The Key to Weight Loss? Even though gardening in the desert presents a few challenges, it is still possible to grow a diverse range of fruits and vegetables right in your own backyard. In addition to the fresh taste and cost benefits of growing your own garden, there are a number of […]

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Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle

  Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle Flower gardens can be absolutely stunning. A properly landscaped garden is more than an eye-pleaser. It creates a healthy environment for families to spend time together as well as creating a filter for all those negative CO2 emissions that come with living in cramped cities. A garden is a […]

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Soil amendments for gardening

Soil amendments for gardening – Does gardening require soil amendments? Yes, it does.  The soil in the southwest is poor.  We recommend Back To Earth Compost for planting trees, shrubs, and other larger outdoor plants.  We recommend using it at about half and half ratio.  Half native soil and the other Back to Earth compost. […]

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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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Gardening Advice in Las Cruces

Free Gardening Advice. Paul GuzmanPaul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of

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