The temperatures have cooled and as many of us plan to head outdoors and enjoy the winter weather, there are a few tips that can help you get your yard ready for you and your winter guests. Properly maintaining your desert-adapted yard during these cooler months will also make help… Read More
Living in the desert southwest has many advantages, including being able to have a landscape filled with winter blooms all winter long when gardens throughout much of the country are brown or covered in a layer of snow. Over the weekend, I stepped out into my garden to see how… Read More
How do I know if I’m getting the most out of my irrigation system? Irrigation expert, Dave Pratt, will give you tips and tricks for maximizing efficiency of your irrigation equipment, controller, and layout.
Orange bells, Ruellia, Eremophila, oh my! Plant expert Jim Oravetz will have you flitting and fluttering over a variety of plant options to attract winged critters to your yard.
Did you recently install a smart controller for your irrigation system? Are you considering purchasing a smart controller in the near future? This class is intended to teach you best-practices for utilizing the features of your smart controller in order to gain the water-saving benefits you deserve.
Laura Miller, a Southwest Monarch Study citizen scientist and board member, will discuss how to attract Monarchs and other butterfly species to your garden. The numbers of Monarch butterflies are declining due to destruction of their natural habitat and difficulties during migration. You can help by adding native plants to your landscape or… Read More
Did you know that up to 70 percent of water is used outdoors? Hard to believe, but it’s true. That’s why focusing on your landscape is one of the best and easiest ways to save water and reduce your water bill. In the southwest, as the searing temps of summer… Read More
Whether you are new to desert landscaping, or just a plants nerd like us, you’ll find something to inspire you as you prepare for the planting season. This class will focus specifically on plant selection for desert-adapted plants. Pretty plants that won’t break my water bill? Yes, please!
You survived the summer, temperatures are starting to drop, and you’re itching to get back in the yard! As you prepare your planting schedule, we are here to help with a special focus in this workshop on aromatic plants.
Some professional landscapers suggest homeowners design sections of their landscape as they would design each room in their home. This image helps homeowners give their yards dimension with layers of color and texture. Imagine vines as window coverings, group trees and shrubs as if they were furniture, and use groundcover… Read More