Countdown to Spring Event 2021

It’s that time of year again, time to begin thinking about SPRING! Every year at this time I teach homeowners how to prepare their yards for Spring! ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? As you know, I strive to keep gardening and yard work to a minimal (whose got time for yard work?) and I believe that in … [Read more...]

Win at Winter the Scandinavian Way

With the pandemic still in full force indoor gatherings are not safe this winter and outdoor winter activities are where it's at. This got me wondering how Nordic countries manage with their long winter nights, lots of snow and cold temperatures. There is a word the Scandinavians use, friluftsliv … [Read more...]

Garden enthusiasts gift ideas

Gift giving is a well known tradition this time of year, whether it's for Hannukuh, Christmas or the other festivities this time of year, garden gifts are always a welcome holiday treat. Today I'm sharing gift suggestions for those garden enthusiasts in your life or yourself!! Green gifts for … [Read more...]

Non-traditional Holiday Wreath

Evergreen wreaths are pretty standard during the holidays. Most years I grab extra evergreen material from my Christmas tree and use that to make a wreath. Sometimes I scrounge around in my yard and trim my evergreens. This year I bought a premade one for a good cause. But I wanted to put my spin on … [Read more...]

Bring on the heat, 8 ways to heat your outdoor living spaces

Wood Burning: Built in Fireplaces: The indoor fireplace brought outdoors. There are many options for these built ins like adjacent to a covered seating area, tucked into a corner of a patio space or even incorporated into a bonco seating area. For these it's great to have an area for wood storage … [Read more...]

All Natural Holiday Wreath

With all of us limiting our footprint this year due to the pandemic, I wanted to keep my holiday wreath simple and create one that could take me through all the seasons. Cause, let's be honest....simple and long lasting is a win for my schedule right now due to three kids doing online learning plus … [Read more...]

The First Freeze: Prep Now

It's late October of 2020, it's been an exhausting year there is an election in a little over a week and Albuquerque is about to have it's FIRST FREEZE of the season. You'll want to PREP NOW with the simple tips below: 1. Disconnect the water supply to your watering system a. If you … [Read more...]

Cut back your watering in the fall

Fall can be a hard time to know what to do in your yard. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler. Check out this article originally published on 505Outside.com about watering your yard in the fall. September days can have widely varying temperatures, with some days getting into the 90s, … [Read more...]

Adjust your shrubs as they get bigger.

This article was originally published in 505Outside.com to help homeowners adjust their irrigation system as their plants get bigger. Check it out. The amount of water needed and where that water should be applied changes as woody plants (such as trees, shrubs and vines) get larger.  … [Read more...]

Why you should convert to a xeriscape?

I wear a lot of hats over here at My Landscape Coach, business owner, landscape architect, writer, IT tech, bookeeper, administrative assistant to name a few. One of the other hats I wear is I am a consultant for the Water Authority for their landscaping website 505Outside.com. This month we … [Read more...]