how to install sod in New MexicoWith the weather warming up, it is common for homeowners to start looking at getting their yards ready for the summer.  This may include installing sod to get your grass growing.  I've heard from many people that sod won't thrive in New Mexico, but that isn't true, you just have to be sure that you follow the proper steps to ensure your ground is ready and you keep working on it for several weeks after installation.  

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Sod

  1. Remove all rocks and debris from the area.  Rake the area as flat as possible.  
  2. Add a peat moss or nutrient-rich topsoil to the ground.  
  3. Using a rototiller, turn the soil about 6-8 inches.  Rake the area again to remove rocks and debris you may have brought to the surface.  
  4. Create a…

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In New Mexico we have been in the worst drought in history since the 1880's.  Due to the lack of water there are many water restrictions put into place to help preserve the water that is available.  

Lush green yards are not something you will often find in the area due to the lack of water to maintain a healthy yard.  Many residents are turning to a zeroscape or xeriscape yard to help keep their yards looking nice but not utilizing more than their share of the water.  

I always thought that Zeroscaping and Xeriscaping were the same thing, but there is a difference.  

What is Zeroscaping? 

Zeroscaping uses the philosophy of low-water landscaping, focusing on native plants and succulents.  Many times rocks and gravel are used to create scenery…

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get your yard ready for springIt takes a little bit of sunshine and warmth to get you ready for the spring. You can work outside then you need the weather to corporate with you. You have noticed that the spring weather has perked up your lawn and plants, and the weather has left its tole on you. This is where you have broken bushes, bare patches and a lot of clean up has to be done. With a little bit of planning, you can improve your lawn and be ready for the growing season. Later on, you will improve your garden by taking a little bit of time and energy and get your garden into shape. You will be rewarded with a healthier landscape, and it is appreciated by all the neighborhood. 

You can use a rake to prep your lawn by removing any leaves. This is important to take away all the debris…

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