A guide to lawn care

A Guide to Lawn Care for Busy People

A Guide to Lawn Care.  How often have you walked past a house with a neglected lawn? Probably too many times to count. With so many other commitments it’s easy to forget about the garden and let it become overrun with weeds or let it dry out so much that it looks like you’ve got […]

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Red Yarrow Pictures Landscape

Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape

Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape (Achillea millefolium) you can use for landscaping.  These plants can be used in rock gardens or in any area that has full sun.  The common Yarrow goes by many names, bloodwort, devil’s nettle, staunch weed, and many others.  It will grow up to 2-3 ft. tall if conditions are just right. […]

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Witchita Blue Juniper

Wichita Blue Juniper

The Wichita Blue Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). An evergreen conifer that does very well around the Southwest.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It does not produce berries or cones this means very little maintenance or pruning. It grows to about 15. ft tall sometimes up to 30 ft. within time and 8 […]

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Types of Ice Plants

Types of Ice plants – Spring Desert Color

Types of Ice Plants in the Southwest Ice plants thrive in heat and poor soil.  These plants are succulents and are drought tolerant making them a perfect choice for Xeriscape or rock gardens.  It is an excellent ground-cover for those looking to cover a large landscaping space. Where does Ice plant get its name? The Ice […]

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Design your perfect garden

6 Gardening Ideas for a Private Yard or a Pretty Garden

6 Gardening Ideas for a Private Yard or a Pretty Garden. With one-fourth of our planet being land, you might think people are spread out evenly throughout the world. However, the data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that half of the world’s population lives on merely one percent of its land. When […]

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The Pindo Palm Tree

The Pindo Palm Tree

The Pindo Palm Tree (Butia capitata).  Is a great Palm tree for the Southwest especially in places where temps get below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  It will grow to about 20 ft. tall or so.  Much shorter than other palms like the Mediterranean, Mexican, and California palm trees. How Cold Hardy is this Palm Tree? Their cold […]

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Bush Of Coreopsis Flowers

Coreopsis flowering perennial

The Coreopsis flowering perennial is a nice looking bedding plant.  They produce daisy-like flowers that are delicate but will bloom most of the spring and again in fall.  The Coreopsis plant will grow about 2ft. tall and are easy to grow.  It best to provide them with good loamy well-drained soil. They are also called […]

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Easy care southwest landscaping plants

Who says we can’t have “Colorful shrubs and plants in the Southwest”?  Here is a list of  “Easy care southwest landscaping plants”. The Beautiful Cholla Cactus (Opuntia genus) – You basically plant this cactus and forget about it.  It blooms in mid-spring lasting till early summer.   They come in bright pink shown below and […]

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The Turpentine Bush

The Turpentine Bush (Ericameria laricifolia).  It is a native plant to New Mexico, Arizona,  and West Texas.  A desert landscape bush that is well adapted to the desert southwest.  City, County, and State landscapers use this shrub for their landscaping needs.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It can withstand temperatures down […]

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The Texas Mountain Laurel Tree

The Texas Mountain Laurel Tree (Calia secundiflora) also called the Mescal bean.  A great flowering small to a medium-sized evergreen tree. It will produce very fragrant purple hanging flowers in early spring, usually around late March to early April. They grow up to 15-maybe 20 ft. tall and about 15 ft. wide.  It loves full […]

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