Garden & Landscape

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It’s Time to Plan for Pruning

It’s Time to Plan for Pruning

Why is winter the best season to prune your landscape? During this time, the growth of shrubs and trees really slows down, and sometimes stops all together. Cold outdoor temperatures limit insects’ ability to get into pruning cuts. In addition, nasty and sticky sap is not running hard when it’s cold, so pruning cuts won’t weep sap onto your hardscapes.

A Showy Season

A Showy Season

We have more than 50 glazed containers decorating the patios in the front and back yards. Many are super impressive, but even more need the gardener’s touch to keep that decorative style through the seasons to come. Here’s my go-to list of autumn plants that outshine the rest though the end of the year.

Big, Bold, Bright

Big, Bold, Bright

Some flowers are just bigger, brighter, and showier than others. We have each of the four Prescott seasons covered for flowers that show off in late winter right through the end of the year. These are the biggest and boldest of them all that deliver years of enjoyment.

Surprising Edible Perennials

Surprising Edible Perennials

Recent rains have brought on an explosion of flowering perennials. The moist soil and cool temperatures make for excellent planting conditions, not only for large specimen trees, shrubs, and evergreens, but for perennials, too.

The last frost of May signals the start of the summer vegetable gardens, while June is when the most stunning perennial flowers start blooming. Surprisingly, several summer perennials are pretty and produce a harvest of edible goodness.

The Plants You Need for Irresistible Butterfly Gardens 

The Plants You Need for Irresistible Butterfly Gardens 

I believe butterflies, some of the most beautiful, magnificent, and interesting creatures in any garden, are God’s gift to gardeners. Fortunately, butterfly numbers are increasing in our landscapes, primarily because they’re losing their natural habitats. The building of homes, roads, and farms in Arizona all contribute to the increased butterfly populations in cultivated gardens. Creating a butterfly garden is an easy way to attract more butterflies for our enjoyment while improving their environment.

Dreaming of Green

Dreaming of Green

As your yard wakes up from its long winter’s nap, it is officially that time of year: the time to dream of green.

To help welcome spring here is some helpful advice from Josh Crothers of Prescott Landscape Professionals: “As we thaw out from winter conditions and move into the warmer days of spring, you’ll want to be sure your plants get the nourishment and water they now require,” he said. “Once the weather has warmed, you can increase your water and safely trim back frostbitten material.”

Best in Show

Best in Show

The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses. Thanks to the dry air and alkaline soils, we grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague gardens in high-humidity states. Every garden deserves at least one rose bush, whether in the ground, a raised bed, or a container.

Best Evergreen Shrubs for Small Gardens

Best Evergreen Shrubs for Small Gardens

When you think of small evergreen shrubs, do you have an image in your mind of small, rather uninteresting lumps of green dotting a landscape? Well, you shouldn’t. There are plenty of lush bushes that are also quite colorful. It’s just a matter of knowing which grows best in the mountains of Arizona. Here is my list of unique, short, showy, evergreen shrubs with ample color that will enhance your home.

Cacti for Sunny Rooms

Cacti for Sunny Rooms

A chill is in the air, so the furnace or fireplace has been back to its warming work. This is a trying time of transition for many houseplants because the heated air causes the humidity in your home to drop.

Get Your Yard Winter-Ready

Get Your Yard Winter-Ready

After the summer storms and blazing sun made your landscaping flourish, it is time to transition to cooler months and winter dormancy. Will your yard be ready for the change of seasons? The landscape team at Prescott Landscape Professionals knows just what to do.

The Best Autumn-Colored Tree

The Best Autumn-Colored Tree

This is the season for trees with autumn colors … and not all trees are created equal. Increased garden success is had when plants are showing their colors.

The Birds and the Butterflies

The Birds and the Butterflies

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and exotic creatures in the landscape.  A butterfly garden offers two benefits: it’s an easy way to see more butterflies, and it’s also a way to help them since many local habitats have been lost to human activities like building homes and roads. It is easy to increase the number and variety of the winged beauties in your yard. Simply grow the plants they like to feed on!