Five Factors For Planning your Pool-scaping

Many folks dream of a pool of their own. To relax by the water, daydream, sip luscious drinks…. So the dream does not become a nightmare – you need some planning – plus the proper plants. Plan For These Five Factors Plan for low maintenance. Select plants that are relatively free of leaf drop and other debris. The only plants entirely free of debris are made of silk, so expect some maintenance. Plan for dramatic plants. A pool is a very strong accent in the landscape. This calls for some […]

Five Gorgeous Groundcovers for the Southwest

Simply put, groundcovers cover the ground (well, duh!) and technically lawn is one type of groundcover. But most people in our region are looking for not-lawn, low-water, easy to take care of, safe for humans and pets, not bothered by hungry wildlife , pretty to look at – groundcovers. Why Plant Groundcovers? Groundcovers help the entire landscape when they are included in the yard. They soften the landscape composition, add color, perhaps movement, and often fragrant flowers. Since they cover the soil, they reduce overall soil temperature, help soil moisture […]