Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

Exposure: Sun / Shade Water: Medium Mature Size (H x W): 2’ x 2’ Blooming Season: June – September Flower Color: Orange Region: All parts of Greater Albuquerque A must-have for all Monarch butterfly enthusiasts, this cheerful, easy perennial has a place in most...
Easy Pollinator Gardening

Easy Pollinator Gardening

Everything in nature is connected. Fostering the connections keeps ecosystems and gardens vital. And weaving pollinator essentials together into a beautiful garden is a fun process. Start by thinking about where you will view the garden from as well as how you’ll move...

Watering Recommendations: June 2019

Albuquerque area continues to receive rains with precipitation reaching up to .50” in some areas during the month of May.  As we move to summer months, we encourage customers to follow the Summer Watering Recommendations to maintain healthy landscapes during the...

How do I know how deeply I’m watering my plants?

Testing the soil moisture with a long screwdriver. Use a soil probe or a long screwdriver to test soil moisture. Push the screwdriver into the soil about an hour after you’ve watered your plants. It will go easily into moist soil. Mark and measure how far it went into...
Basics about Turf Grasses for New Mexico

Basics about Turf Grasses for New Mexico

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 specific needs of your landscape. There are two different categories of turf...