The many styles of garden and landscape design.

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Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the 39th annual Albuquerque Garden Center Garden Tour here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year was extra special for me because it was in my neighborhood and I finally got to see the backyards of those homes I pass every day. But the single best thing … [Read more...]

Debunking Xeriscape Myths

Xeriscape myths

What really is a XERISCAPE? We've been using this word for almost two decades here in Albuquerque to help explain a method of landscaping that was different from the norm at the time. But what have we really done to this word. When I first moved to town in 1999 it was all we talked about... … [Read more...]

Four 4th of July party prep tips for having fun outdoors!

4th of july outdoor party tips

Just about every city in the country celebrates the 4th of July in some fashion or not. Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico we celebrate in our neighborhood with a huge block party. It most definitely something the kids on the street look forward to all year. In fact, families regularly plan their … [Read more...]

Empty nesters take back their frontyard in Albuquerque.

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After years of living with the yard in disrepair, this newly empty nest family was ready to take back their front yard. The home is located in one of Albuquerque’s oldest areas of town known as the historic Atrisco neighborhood. This couple bought their home in Atrisco along the escarpment for the … [Read more...]

5 myths about hiring a landscape designer

5 myths about hiring a landscape designer, landscape architect, landscape professional

  Yard Shame. I’m too embarrassed to show them my yard. Living in the Southwest, in particular Albuquerque has some challenges. It’s really hard to have a nice yard here and most of us are left with a sea of gravel, old trees with dead grass or just dirt and weeds. This happens, life … [Read more...]