David Salman on July 26th, 2013

We Americans love our lawns. And a nice green lawn can beautify our landscapes and help to cool down the air in our surroundings. But there are aspects to lawns that need changing. And one big thing, especially in times of drought, is reducing the water needed to irrigate our lawns. One excellent alternative to […]

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Mike Lizotte on March 15th, 2013

Now that High Country Gardens has teamed up with American Meadows, one of the most well-respected providers of wildflower seeds in the country, it’s time to talk seed! With our new partnership not only will we continue to feature our customer favorites such as our ‘No Mow’ Lawn Mix and ‘Native Western Wildflower Mix’ but […]

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High Country Gardens on March 8th, 2013

We Americans love our lawns.  But more and more homeowners are looking to reduce the time they spend maintaining their patch of grass and spending less for water and maintenance.  Fortunately there has been a lot of research done over the past few decades with all these goals in mind. ‘Legacy’ Buffalo grass is an […]

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High Country Gardens on February 25th, 2012

Ornamental Grasses Muhlenbergia emersleyi  El Toro™   (Bull Muhly or El Toro Muhly Grass) This large growing native is one of my favorite warm season grasses. Found growing in AZ, NM, west TX and northern MX, this grass is both very heat tolerant and winter hardy (USDA zone 6; -10° F).  In flower, El Toro™ stands […]

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David Salman on January 11th, 2011

Most if not all front yards planted with a lawn are using the lawn as nothing else but a green “placeholder”, a cookie cutter solution to landscaping the front of a house. Share on Facebook

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David Salman on January 10th, 2011

In the quest to make lawns more sustainable and input efficient, we need to pay attention to where a lawn makes sense in the landscape. One place a lawn most certainly doesn’t belong is in what I refer to as the “inferno strip” or “hell strip.” Share on Facebook

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