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...]

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...]

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...]

Top 4 posts of 2016!

2016 was a great year for My Landscape Coach and we have you to thank for your continued support and readership. I’ll talk about some of the highlights below. My Landscape Coach started the year getting homeowners excited about spring with the Countdown to Spring event. It was filled with tips, … [Read more...]

ENTER our Landscape Challenge for a chance to Win FREE Landscape Coaching

Alright, so it’s the last few days of Summer and I’m wondering who out there is still struggling with their yard? Did you raise your hand? So I wanted to do something special to celebrate the beginning of Fall. Yep, because Fall IS the best time of year to plant. I want to GIVE you FREE … [Read more...]

The many styles of garden and landscape design.

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...]