Best blog posts of 2015!

Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great start. My kiddos are back at school tomorrow (fingers crossed there is no snow delay) and I'm looking forward to getting into my weekly routine. 2015 was a big year here at mylandscapecoach.com. I started the year by re-vamping the branding, … [Read more...]

How to make a lasagna garden

No, it’s not what you are thinking, there is no red sauce involved. Lasagna gardening is the most inexpensive way to get amazing soil. So what is lasagna gardening? It is a technique that involves strategically layering organic material that will decompose to create a rich growing material. This … [Read more...]

Weeds, weeds and more weeds.

Welcome KUNM listeners, glad to have you here on the blog. With all these Albuquerque rains the weeds are going gangbusters in yards over town. We covered a lot on the Thursday morning call in show so incase you missed something please check out the resources below about weeds. Regardless if they … [Read more...]

Got rain barrels?

A rain barrel is a tank used to collect and store harvested rain, typically from rooftops. These most often use gravity to create the pressure needed to move the water to the garden. Located in Albuquerque, NM is a rain barrel manufacturer called Desert Plastics, they are a custom plastic molder … [Read more...]

My Maintenance Month: Final tasks (garden clean up)

    The final task is to lay down a PRE-EMERGENT on my native grass lawns to prevent weed germination. I use the brand, Concern Weed Prevention Plus, it is a natural product using corn gluten meal to create a weed prevention fertilizer. Here is a little bit more information on the … [Read more...]

DIY PRUNING TOOLS AND TIPS

  Why do we prune? 1.      To maintain the health of your plants. 2.      To direct growth 3.      To remove undesirable growth 4.      To increase quality or yield of flowers or fruit. 5.      To maintain safety 6.   To create hedges or topiary First off we need the right … [Read more...]

{psst. need a last minute gift?} I won’t tell… get a Landscape Coach Plan!

  Did you know that one of the most popular topics we chat about is our gardens? Gardening is not for the weak of heart, my friends! It’s tough figuring out what will grow nicely, where the best location to plant is, and how to create a shady outdoor dining area or a pleasing backyard oasis. … [Read more...]

Sustainable Gifts for the Holidays!

  Every year at this time I try to think of some little gifts for our friends, neighbors, and school teachers. I’m not too into consumerism and with three kids in toe the last thing I want to do is take them shopping. Sign me up for simple sustainable gifts that you can make at home! {did I … [Read more...]

Lazy Winter Garden Prep

  It's that time of year, the leaves are falling and you're going to need to do something with them if only just to get them off your walkway. This year with three kids {under 6} and a business to keep up with I'm choosing the Lazy Winter Garden Prep approach.   Let falling leaves … [Read more...]