Gifts for the Plant Nerd

Every year I pull together a fun plant gift for my kiddos teachers, we're going on 8 years and counting. Some teachers we've had multiple times. I sure hope their not getting tired of our plant gifts. This year, we re-potted spider plants into little terracotta pots that I found at the thrift … [Read more...]

Leaves for the Landscape

Let falling leaves lie. The leaves that fall on the dirt, grass, or planting beds. Just leave them be and only rake up the ones on the concrete sidewalks and patios. {not up for raking, then grab a blower and blow them away}. Alright, perhaps you have a little bit more time on your hands, in … [Read more...]

Fall Maintenance for Albuquerque Landscapes

This article was originally posted for 505Outside.com, it is being re-published here for your use. I had the pleasure of interviewing Wes Brittenham for this article, check out how much fun we had. Getting a Tour of Los Poblanos with Wes! 505Outside sat down with local landscape expert Wes … [Read more...]

What are high efficiency rotary nozzles and why should you use them in your lawn?

Grass lawns in the greater Albuquerque area require supplemental irrigation in order to survive our high desert climate. Most residential landscapes are watered by pop up spray heads with conventional nozzles, as pictured below. Pop up spray head This article was originally published on … [Read more...]

The Right Lawn for You

This article was originally published on 505Outside.com. It is being re-published here for your use! Many homeowners would like a turf grass lawn, but might feel irresponsible watering a lawn in the arid Southwest. The key to choosing a turf grass is to determine the one most suited to the … [Read more...]

Homemade Christmas Wreaths

Do you hang a wreath on your door for the Holidays? Every year I aim to have a cool creative wreath on my door for the Christmas Holidays. This year I wanted to teach you how to create a special wreath for your home using materials in your own backyard. I get pretty sentimental about wreaths, … [Read more...]

Christmas Trees: Live container tree vs. Cut tree

Have you ever thought about buying a live Christmas tree in it's container for the holiday instead of a cut tree? I don't know how many people wonder about buying a real Christmas tree each years in lieu of a cut tree. But it's crossed my mind many times. I've done it in the past only to have the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Species

Do you get a live cut Christmas tree every year? Or are you an artificial tree diehard? I grew up in an artificial tree family. I barely think it crossed my mind when I was young. I recall just being interested in the presents. As I got into high school I was obsessed with 'saving the earth', I also … [Read more...]