Landscaping with dogs: it can be done!»

Are you tired of looking out your back patio door to see holes, flattened plants or brown spots all over your lawn? Many home owners have trouble with pets destroying…

Creating a windbreak with trees»

I live in Rio Rancho just east of large areas of new construction (i.e. bulldozed bare dirt). When the wind blows, as it has been doing with a vengeance recently,…

Vinnie uses his New Mexico and federal tax refunds for landscaping»

A while back, I gave my friend Vinnie (not his real name) a price for landscaping his yard and I hadn’t heard back from him. You remember my friend Vinnie,…

How to deal with unsightly, lawn-smothering sand build up in your New Mexico landscape»

The recent howling winds in New Mexico not only increase fire danger, topple trees and aggravate our allergies, they also bring lots of dirt and sand into our fragile landscapes.…

Practical landscaping methods for reducing danger from wildfires in New Mexico»

With all the smoke in the Albuquerque area, i thought re-posting this might be timely.In the Albuquerque area we have many communities very close to national forests, the Rio Grande…

Controlling weeds in your landscape in New Mexico»

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.No one likes to pull weeds, and with unpredictable spring weather, why would…

New landscape vs. redoing an existing landscape»

There’s nothing like moving into a brand new home that has just been built. Many people in Albuquerque and around the country have had the pleasure of this experience in…

New Mexico landscaper develops meat bearing fruit tree!»

Albuquerque, NM – Here’s some good news that vegetarians can really sink their teeth into: Hilltop researchers have developed a genetically engineered fruit tree that bears real meat!Developed by Hilltop…

“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…

Wow! What’s blooming in Albuquerque?»

We seem to wait so long for spring to get here; then suddenly, even with all the cold temperatures and crazy winds there are those irrepressible Winter Jasmine and Forsythias…

Focusing on focal points in landscape design»

Landscape design covers a wide range of approaches to create a functional and beautiful environment. One of the most important elements in a design for creating an attention-getting landscape is…

Tips for your spring yard cleanup from a professional cleaner-upper»

Spring is a busy time for planning and reinvigorating our landscapes. There are many aspects to this work that may demand more time and energy or experience than you have…

Getting your landscaping irrigation well ready for spring»

There are some areas in Albuquerque where our customers have irrigation wells that water their landscaping. This especially is the case for homes along the Rio Grande, where it’s very…

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…

Landscaping lasts a long time: cheapest isn’t always best»

Is the cheapest landscaping always the best? Definitely not, when you consider that you will be living with the results of a landscaping project for years. On the other hand,…