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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!

Heat-Loving Flowers of Summer

Heat-Loving Flowers of Summer

Tips for Vibrant Blooms that Attract Winged Visitors and Keep the Garden Bright All Season Long by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona's Garden Gal The brightest flowers of the summer season wait until temperatures rise above 90 degrees to “do their thing.” Like sunbathers on...

Smart Planning, Smart Choices, Smart-alecks

Smart Planning, Smart Choices, Smart-alecks

Our Yards: the Newest Component of Modern Life to Go Smart By Matt Keppel April is the perfect time to begin tackling those landscape projects that will yield finished outdoor spaces with plenty of time to enjoy them.  We are so lucky here to have the kind of climate...

Purses and Totes Turned Planters

Purses and Totes Turned Planters

Fun, Whimsical, Easy Ideas for Unique, Thrifty Garden Containers By Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona's Garden Gal Unusual containers are gardening fun. Heading to a thrift store to hunt down the perfect, on-the-cheap planters, and then figuring out how to use them, is a...

The Perfect Backyard Wedding

The Perfect Backyard Wedding

Tips to make your property a magnificent venue for those vows By Matt Keppel Picture it: picnic tables, crepe-paper streamers, balloons, paper wedding bells, a juggler and an accordion player for musical accompaniment.  Wouldn’t you just LOVE to have your wedding...