Become the Herbal Garden Expert!

April 6, 2018

Herb gardens are easier to grow than other parts of the country.  From lavender and rosemary, to thyme and basil; all grow better at the higher elevation and the intense mountain sunshine.  Plus, in the dryer climates of northern Arizona, there are few of the disease issues that humid climate has.  Spring is the ideal time to plant herbs.  You will be an herbal pro after this weeks show.  

Garden Tips for March

March 22, 2018

Ken and Lisa Lain talk about how the Must-Do Garden Tips in March.

Edibles Plants in the Landscape

March 9, 2018

Spring and getting ready for edible plants in your landscape. 

Protect your Gardens from Freezing Temperatures

February 24, 2018

Protect your gardens by hydrating container plants to keep the naturally occurring antifreeze active within each plant. Water by hand if needed including trees and shrubs newly planted in the landscape since last autumn.

How to Plant and Water Evergreens in Winter

December 11, 2017

This issue goes deep into the landscape and the best techniques for planting winter evergreens now, or any season.  Water, food, mulch, B1, Root and Grow and everything you'll need to plant new evergreens that thrive.  You'll be a landscape pro after this week's show. 

Mountain Gardener: Vermin in the Garden? Take care of that now!

November 25, 2017

Ken Lain discusses what to do about critters in the garden.

Mountain Gardener: Pick a Live Tree This Year!

November 16, 2017

Plant your tree after the holiday celebrations are over.  Learn the best varieties and exactly how to plant in January for best success.  For under $100, Watters Garden Center has fresh, gorgeous cut Christmas trees, that last through the entire holiday season. Decorate them. Love them. Then haul them off to the dump when done.

For a few dollars more, you can buy a living evergreen tree. Decorate it. Love it. Plant it the in the yard and enjoy it for decades. You win, the environment wins and your yard wins.  Start a New Family Tradition This Year!

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Mountain Gardener: Evergreen Shrubs that Shine Throughout Winter

November 11, 2017

Evergreens keep us festive throughout the winter! Listen to Ken Lain on the Mountain Gardener 

Mountain Gardener Talks Mums for Autumn Beauty

September 15, 2017

It's time to transition from summer flowers to Autumn bloomers. Your Chrysanthemums should come back as perennials next spring. Gardens will sparkle through winter with this advice from the Mountain Gardener.

Landscape Blunders

September 7, 2017

Not all Landscapes are equal, and some are down right UGLY.  This show we keep things simple and beautiful.  Your neighbors are going to talk all right, but only how beautiful your yard is. You'll be a landscape pro after this week's show.