First Freeze is Lurking

The first freeze is upon us or is it? The weather is looking good for the next few days in Albuquerque. In fact we still haven't had our first freeze. But it's looking like temperatures might drop enough this Saturday night. There is still time to do a few things before the first freeze. Keep … [Read more...]

Creating Shade

When summer is at its hottest I start to think about how lucky I am to have a shady place to go throughout the day in my yard. Living at 5000 feet has it's up and downs. Mainly ups of course but one negative is the sun is intense at higher elevations. You are at greater levels of UV. UV increases … [Read more...]

Front yard people!

Building Community in your Frontyard. Community building has been something I've been passionate about for a while. It all started in college when I first read Jane Jacobs 'The death and life of great American cities.' The last few years I've talked about it a great deal over on the blog but I can … [Read more...]

Learn how to not feel guilty about your water use in the Southwest.

Hot summer days can wreak havoc on our yards, many people start to freak out that their plants are going to die. Today I want to chat about some steps you can take to stress less about your yard in the summer. Did you know that 40% of the drinking water in Albuquerque is used on residential … [Read more...]

Countdown to Spring FREE event!

The weather is all over the place these days, are these questions going through your head? Are my plants alive? Is it time to prune? Should I think about planting trees? What should I be doing in my yard now to prepare for spring? If you’ve had any of these questions go through your head over … [Read more...]

Front Yard Living… Does your front yard inspire a movement?

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Lots of transition in the country today has many people inspired to do more in their community. Did you know that you can have a similar effect by changing the way you USE your FRONTYARD? #frontyardliving The front yard typically consists of a sidewalk, driveway, walkway to the front door, front … [Read more...]

4 unique ways to Build Community in your neighborhood.

I love listening to homeowners, I recently sent out a survey to over 1000 homeowners. Opening those survey results was like opening a present on Christmas day. It makes me so happy to see what YOU want to learn about. This year I was surprisingly pleased with the results. Many people are interested … [Read more...]

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s celebrate by building community.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr. Building Community through landscape design has been one of my biggest passions the last 17 years. This year I'm excited to hear many of you are interested in learning about how to build … [Read more...]

10 steps to getting into the SNOW right now!

Yes, it's cold out right now. The cold and winter sports can be rather intimidating if you're not used to them. Amylee Udell and I want to help you get outside and enjoy the brisk weather right away! Today we are sharing out top 10 steps to getting you out in the snow having fun this weekend. Top … [Read more...]