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Category Archives: Gardening

How to Pick Flowers for Your First Southwest Garden

If you are either new to the Southwest or are just cultivating your green thumb, you are probably very excited to plant your first-ever garden. You may have seen displays of Southwest garden plants around your neighborhood or outside of local businesses, and you might wonder which flowers and plants will thrive in your garden. […]

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Recycled Rainwater Benefits for Your Garden

Rainwater harvesting is a great way to decrease costs while helping keep the environment around you at a safe balance. It can definitely help you reduce waste. Additionally, a rainwater harvesting system is quite simple to install and maintain. The rainwater brings numerous benefits to your garden. It can help maintain the ph balance, deliver […]

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How to Start Your First Garden

Have you ever dreamed of growing your own herbs, fruits or vegetables? Many people like the idea of having a garden in their own backyard but don’t know where to begin. If you’ve ever wondered how to start a garden yourself, simply follow these seven easy steps to grow the garden of your dreams. 1. […]

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How to Prep Your New Mexico Lawn for Spring

Now that winter is (almost) coming to an end, you need to begin thinking how to prepare the lawn for spring. Winters can leave the trees, shrubs, and grass in your lawn hungry for nutrients and sunshine. A blanket of snow and ice can leave them dormant and dry, so if you want a lush […]

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Make Your Garden Drought Resistant with a Rain Diverter

New Mexico experiences 13 inches (on average) of rainfall annually with less than 10 inches in the southern desert, San Juan valleys, and the Rio Grande and more than 20 inches in higher elevation areas of the State. It is common for New Mexico gardens to overflow with water during summer monsoon season, which is […]

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Tools You Need for Gardening

The latest gardening gadgets give you superior quality of work and are easy to use. Here are some of the basic gardening tools that you should have as a “green thumb” beginner. 1.    Spade / Shovel This is a worthwhile investment. Shovels or gardening spades are sturdy and durable. The main purpose of a shovel […]

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Top 7 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Season

Winter camouflages the mesmerizing beauty of a garden with its white, snowy layer. Once a lively, lush green garden becomes so morbid, all clad in white. On the other hand, fans of gardening don’t have much to do either. As winter nears its end, the gardening lovers brace themselves to reclaim their gardens’ former ‘green […]

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