Xeriscaping

Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas. Gardening full time is a great way to relax, then enjoy the fruits of your labor.  But there are still those who have a hard time gardening or don’t want to bother going outdoors and enjoy their landscape area. Whether you have too much going on at work or too many kids […]

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Desert Plants

Desert Plants Names and Pictures

Desert Plants Names and Pictures If you are looking for a maintenance-free low watering landscape then these are the plants you want to buy.  They all need full sun and can tolerate partial shade but they need at least 6 hours of full sun. Do desert plants need a water drip system installed? No they […]

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Small Desert Plants: Desert landscape ideas for backyards

Small Desert Plants for the southwest.  These small cactus plants are great for a small Xeriscape landscape design.  Most will require little water and will tolerate full hot sun…perfect for those small hot places that are bare. Desert plants are susceptible to mealybugs and other insects.  Owners tend to neglect them because they are low […]

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The Gazania Plant

The Gazania Plant, these plants are great for a full hot sunny area but they can tolerate shady conditions.  They are moderate watering plants and are considered annuals/perennials in the Southwest.  They do great in rock gardens or the Xeriscape landscape. Plant them with other low water plants like Verbena, Lantana, and Salvias. Very easy […]

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Type of succulent pictures

Types of Succulent Pictures

Types of Succulent Pictures.  We have a ton of succulent images for those who want to know the names of the most common succulent plants. Succulents are a big family and what we have here are what most people purchase at local nurseries and greenhouse retail stores. These plants retain water making them water tolerant.  […]

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Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree (Juniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’).  Is a fast-growing Juniper up to 15-20 ft. in height and about 10-15 ft. wide.  A very hardy evergreen tree that will add interest to your landscape.  Plant 3-4 in a row for an interesting border wall.  The stems will twist and turn in all directions. Where to place […]

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The Italian Cypress Tree

The Italian Cypress tree

The Italian Cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) care and information.  This tree is a conifer meaning evergreen foliage it will grow up to 80 ft. tall and about 3-4 ft. wide.  I’ve seen this tree in many landscaping scenes from new homes to state and city landscapes.  But oftentimes newly planted ones will die due to […]

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The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite tree (Prosopis glandulosa) or is it a large bush?  In its natural habitat, it is a desert bush that needs little water and tolerates poor soils.  It will lose its leaves in winter (deciduous) but will always bounce back right after the last freeze.  Most folks look for the Mesquite to leaf out […]

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The Arborvitae tree

The Arborvitae tree

The Golden Dwarf Arborvitae tree (Thuja orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’) The Arborvitae tree is a beautiful lime green conifer tree.  Pictured above is the Golden Dwarf Arborvitae a compact dwarf evergreen shrub. With a pointed globe that rarely needs pruning. It is a bright golden yellow foliage that develops into a rich bronze color in winter. Plant them in […]

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Pond in landscape design.

Types of landscape design

Types of landscape design information. Landscaping your area is a big chore to some, it requires time to measure, visit the local nursery store and then start looking for the right plants. Hiring a local professional landscaper is the right thing to do, however, here are some good tips that could save you both time […]

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