Inspirations from a foodie, artist and landscaper: a tussie-mussie garden»

If you missed it—and I’m not sure how you did, since it seemed to be everywhere—there was a Royal Wedding last month. Whatever your personal issues with the Royal I…

Before you buy your next house, have the trees inspected»

You would never think about buying a house without having the roof, plumbing or electrical inspected. What about the trees at the home of your dreams, did you have them…

“Tree-topping” is a four-letter word»

If you’ve ever seen a tree that has been topped you’ll know what I’m talking about. On my way home every day I cross the Rio Grande and the silhouettes…

Double rebates for commercial landscapes converted to xeriscape!»

A view from above. Green rectangles. Watered regularly. Fertilized, aerated, inspected daily for spring green. Once lush, taller than 2” or so—what happens to the lush green growth? We cut…

The Hilltop designs English garden with southwestern and oriental influences»

This is a guest post by Hilltop client Christine Lockhart of Albuquerque. We’re pleased to have customers who will recommend us to others.Last year we decided that our very boring…

New Mexico’s windy season is upon us: are your trees ready?»

New Mexico’s windy season is ready to blow in with a blast! Are your trees ready? As an arborist, every year during wind storms I get emergency calls from frantic…

Following the big freeze, get irrigation systems checked to avoid plant damage»

We are at that time of year where we are having warmer days, and we look to returning to our favorite outdoor activities, like backyard BBQ’s! As we re-enter our…

You are not alone: I hate Zero-scapes too!»

Oh Boy, do I!?! There is nothing fantastic about a sea of gravel. That’s why we don’t do “zero-scapes.” But we’ll design a Xeriscape for you that will make your…

Winter watering helps trees thrive in spring»

It won’t be long before we begin to notice the Elms and Silver Maple buds swelling. Seeing that always gives me hope that Spring is not too far off! Winter…

Winter is the best time for trimming trees, shearing shrubs»

Winter is upon us, and the trees are sleeping. Time to get those trees trimmed, shrubs sheared, and your roses pruned. It’s time to think about our trees and shrubbery.…