Plants for Fall Color

Plants for Fall Color

One of the great advantages of desert-adapted plants is the wealth of colorful flowers they produce, a boon to gardeners and pollinators alike. Plants that bloom in autumn offer pollen and nectar for insects and, if the seed heads are left to ripen, a late season food...

Watering Recommendations: August 2019

August is hot. And customers are encouraged to follow the summer watering recommendations below. But remember that if it rains, count that day as one of your watering days and cut back on supplemental irrigation. Remember to service your irrigation system at least...
Water harvesting for residential landscapes

Water harvesting for residential landscapes

505Outside sat down with local landscape contractor Hunter Ten Broeck, owner of WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated, to chat about Water Harvesting in Albuquerque.   There are two categories of water harvesting techniques: passive water harvesting and active water...
Creating living shade with vines

Creating living shade with vines

While it is fantastic living in the Southwest where the sun shines over 310 days a year, sometimes landscapes and homeowners alike crave shade. Large trees provide great shade but may take a long time to grow. So to create fast shade for patios and windows, choose...
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...