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.
Since 1978, landscape architect and designer Joe Romero and his crew at Landsculptors Inc. have been creating innovative aesthetic solutions for shaded and sun-soaked yards. From irrigation and lighting to decorative walkways and patio construction, their work not only makes clients' homes more beautiful but also adds to their value. Romero and his staff specialize in xeriscaping, an eco-friendly technique that, like giving a goldfish a lung, allows wildlife to flourish while conserving water.
Home to one of New Mexico's largest nurseries, Plant World lets gardeners clasp green thumbs to 17 acres of plant life along with landscaping and gardening supplies. The myriad plants and tools, once exclusively sold to professional landscapers working on commercial or residential projects, are now available to any home-gardener that wields a membership (normally $25) or has taught English to a rhododendron. The lifelong membership also includes access to plants grown by horticulture specialists, large-specimen plants not available at garden centers, and an expansive spread of décor including pottery and fountains.
Grab your wheelbarrow, drink deeply of the morning air, and race down the rows of razor-soft flowers. Perennials like the wooly butterfly bush start at $8, while friendly cacti like the Sonoran rainbow cactus start at $12. Load up on big-time Western-movie-set props with some tree chollas, or soften the stuntman's fall with a tuft of buffalo grass (grasses start at $9). Better absorbing than a roll of paper towels, a hand-held agave will help sop up spilled Ecto Cooler (starting at $15). The experienced plant-thusiasts at Great Outdoors will help you craft the garden of your fever dreams using less water and labor than you or your dentist thought possible.
Melba’s Floral Studio pulls from a stockpile of flowers of every stripe to help customers commemorate occasions. The botanical designers work with roses, lilies, sunflowers, birds of paradise and orchids to build show-stopping displays for anything from birthdays, weddings, and baby showers to special occasions and parties. While most floral arrangements are placed in glass vases, some are burst forth from baskets and smiley face mugs. Customers can pre-order specific items from the shop or opt for speedy delivery to area locales such as hospitals and workplaces.