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5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business

5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business

5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business.  If you have a passion for lawn care and landscaping, you’re probably in the business already or are about to go into business. You’ll need a beginner guide (linked below) and you’ll need some ideas for what types of plants you will want to provide and install […]

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Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree.  Also called the Dwarf Strawberry bush.  For something different in the garden you might want to try planting this great evergreen tree/shrub.  It produces edible strawberry-like fruit and a showy white flower that bloom at the same time.  The blooming season is late fall and into late winter. The stems and […]

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The Benefits of gas hedge trimmers

Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers

Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers Keeping the hedge requires time and effort. The best gas hedge trimmer will complement your personal needs. Most gas hedge trimmers are durable and powerful machines helping you do the trimming of your hedges, fast and easy. Whether you are looking to a purchase a machine for commercial or […]

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Turks cap plant

Turk’s Cap Plant

Turk’s Cap Plant (Malvaviscus arboreus) also called the wax plant, Texas mallow, and red mallow. This is one shrub that grows really fast and grows about 6-7 ft. tall and about 4-5 ft wide.  It is a hardy shrub that can tolerate the hot southwest sun or the cold 20-18° degree cold weather. If you are […]

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Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub or Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’is a handsome evergreen plant that does well in the Southwest.  Most Viburnums cannot tolerate the hot summer southwest heat.  But this one will! Also called the “Spring Bouquet Plant”.   A good looking evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and fragrant,  light pinkish white spring flowers right around early […]

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The Yaupon Holly Tree

The Yaupon Holly Tree (Ilex vomitoria) is an evergreen shrub.  Shinning small leaves that stay green year-round with twiggy branches that are sharp and pointed.  It grows to about 15 ft. tall and wide usually in about full maturity at about 8-10 years.  The Yaupon Holly Tree will produce small white flowers in late spring, […]

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Boxwood Landscaping Ideas

Boxwood landscaping ideas

Boxwood landscaping ideas.  Boxwood plants also called Japanese boxwoods are great looking formal type of plant.  Use them for a small type hedge along the driveway or inside a courtyard. They are evergreen even in colder type climates and will provide you with year-round interests.  Depending on the variety they will grow about 4-5 ft. […]

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The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant (Ratibida columnifera).  Sometimes called the prairie coneflower.  An easy to care for plant that does well throughout the southwest and the mid-west plains.  The flower is a deep red and yellow color resembling a “Mexican Hat” or Sombrero.  It is considered a herbaceous perennial. Where to place the Mexican Hat Plant? Plant […]

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The Mexican Heather Plant

The Mexican Heather Plant – Cuphea hyssopifolia.  Also called false heather.  A small plant that will bloom in mid-summer until fall.  Produces small but profuse flowers even in the Southwest heat. Where to plant it? Place in a nice container or plant them in the front of other taller evergreen shrubs.  Plant several in a […]

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Million Bells Plants

Million Bells Plants – Calibrachoa and mini-petunias. These plants will do great in containers or in hanging baskets.  They are considered an annual this means they will not winter over.  They will bloom from spring and through late fall. Not so much during the mid-summer heat in the Southwest. Where to plant Million Bells Plant. […]

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