Ken Lain – The Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

Autumn gardening is a great time to look back on garden successes and disappointments. There’s still plenty of time to do some garden maintenance. Fall gardening takes advantage of cooler temperatures and fewer weeds and insects. Putting the garden to bed is not as hectic as waking it up in the spring. You’ll have time

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Insider Secrets Your Landscaper Won’t Share

Whether it’s having hardscape features installed, performing chores, or selecting plants for the yard, it’s helpful to understand the insider secrets landscapers won’t share. Thinking like a professional saves lots of money, time, and frustration. Best of all, unlocking these pro tips help transform your plantings from a mere collection of plants into a sophisticated

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Houseplants that Make a Kitchen Statement

Houseplants are a quick and easy way to spruce up your decor. When it comes to the kitchen, growing plants indoors has some practical applications. The right plants purify inside air, add splashes of color, and provide fresh produce. These 9 houseplants are the ideal place to start in your kitchen. African Violets – Saintpaulia,

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Enjoy a Brighter Fall Garden in 5 September Steps

August is the hottest month in the gardens. Vegetable and flower gardeners relish in the bounty the heat and monsoon rain offers. Others long for the calm, cool Autumn nights Arizona is so famous. September is a transition month with some critical garden needs at hand. Keeping up with fall maintenance assures both the health

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8 1/2 Steps to DIY Landscapes

You moved to the area and bought a new home. The front yard package included a tree, three shrubs, and a boulder, and the back yard is a blank slate. The front yard is often dull at best, and the back is nothing but mud in the monsoon rains; where does anyone start? There are

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11 Ornamental Grasses of Better Fall Gardens

Mountain gardens are famous for flamboyant Autumn grasses in the landscape. This is the season you’ll find the most exotic options for the gardens. From short spreading grass to big, bold pampas grass, this is their time to shine. Treat ornamental grasses like you would a tree or shrub; put them on the same irrigation

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