Artefacto Landscapes LLC has kept outdoor areas trimmed and tidy for more than 16 years, using their time-tested expertise to address the specific needs and natural behaviors of trees, shrubs, and different grass varieties. Technicians can mow lawns into a respectable crewcut or force clingy weeds to give up their grip on the ground, and trimming services prevent possible hazards and keep overgrown branches from obscuring a shrub?s beautiful eyes. If automatic sprinkler systems exhibit a tendency to leak or target specific mailmen, Artefacto Landscapes can repair them quickly or install a brand new, bias-free model. Firm believers in working in conjunction with natural environmental conditions, the team also develops landscaping plans that conserve water and protect the environment with strategically placed mulch and irrigation systems.
Located at Lyles Family Farm, the Mesilla Valley Maze is one of New Mexico's oldest corn mazes, providing family-friendly fall recreation since 1999. Using a GPS-guided farm tractor, the Mesilla Valley Maze is transformed from a basic pencil sketch into a nine-acre patterned trail, offering a fun and confusing design that changes yearly. The farm allows visitors to the maze to use handheld GPS devices, and two different fun and challenging games help kids and their families navigate the creative confines of the labyrinth without conjuring the ghostly spirit of Leonhard Euler trapped deep within.
Brothers Jon and Zachary Zieau grew up on a ranch just south of Belen, where their family did all of its own planting, landscaping, and yard maintenance. With that experience and knack for hard work embedded into their DNA, Jon and Zachary set out on their own mission to beautify New Mexico one yard at a time. Still using the secrets shown to them by their father, the brothers Zieau provide scheduled services, such as lawn mowing and hedge trimming, as well as other outdoor duties, including pressure washing and lighting installation.
On a leisurely drive through Santa Barbara, Ron Midgett glimpsed cymbidium orchids growing in people’s yards. The cluster of star-shaped blooms, the vibrant hues, and the way the petals seemed to collapse into themselves all had Ron hooked.
Four decades later, he has taken his love of orchids far beyond the realms of adoration. He has grown orchids across the United States, bred his own blooms, and assessed hybrid blossoms as an accredited judge for the American Orchid Society. And at New Earth Orchids, he introduces gardeners to dozens of orchid breeds, earning a slew of positive press and love letters from bumblebees. Additionally, he strives to make orchid growing accessible to novice gardeners by providing growing tips, stocking proper supplies, and offering free workshops.
An outdoor heated mineral pool beckons guests at the Garden Gate Day Spa & Salon, but its appeal lies in more than just its smooth surface. As visitors slip beneath the surface, underwater music floats gently into the eardrums. Similarly soothing details pop up throughout the spa: a rain shower and dry saunas stand ready in the women's changing room, an aromatherapy room engages the olfactory system, and luxurious spa packages encourages all-day visits.
Founded more than 50 years ago, Roy-El Morgan Farm hosts year-round practice for equestrians with a stable of even-tempered morgan horses and indoor and outdoor practice arenas. Led by a trainer who has won regional and local championships, lessons impart one of seven riding styles along with instruction on equine anatomy and grooming. The farm’s summer camps, stratified into three age groups, serve youngsters aged 5–18 with games, activities, and information sessions. Meanwhile, the stables accommodate horses in quarters ranging from a 23-stall barn with an indoor arena to a pasture for retired horses that want only to relax and knit leg warmers for their grandfoals.