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Announcing ACLA Awards for 2018!

2018 Excellence in Landscaping Awards from ALCA The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association awards program is one of the most prestigious and successful state landscaping award competitions. The annual awards program reflects the industry’s commitment to excellence in landscaping Arizona. Horticulture Unlimited has been presented with multiple awards from the ALCA for excellence in designing, installing […]

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Protecting Desert Plants in Below-Freezing Temperatures

Although Tucson homeowners don’t have to worry about the impact of below-freezing temperatures as much as people in some other parts of the country, even the desert can get cold, and when winter weather arrives, plants can be at risk. The good news is that there are many things you can do to ensure that […]

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2019-01-14 No Comments

Principles of Landscape Design

Landscape design presents unique challenges. After all, when you design a room, the pieces stay static, but in landscaping, the elements of the design are constantly changing. Plants grow, environmental conditions shift, and the living, breathing canvas is constantly in flux. To account for these changes and ensure that a landscape design stays as aesthetically […]

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2018-12-21 No Comments

Symptoms of a Faulty Irrigation System

A problem with your irrigation system can be a disaster for your landscaping. Irrigation issues can also drive up your water bill and lead to a significant amount of water waste. Fortunately, by paying attention to the symptoms, you can identify problems early so that they don’t persist for an extended period of time, causing […]

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2018-12-07 No Comments

Stetsonia coryne is the Plant of the Month!

Stetsonia coryne, Argentine toothpick cactus, Toothpick cactus, cactus The distinctive, night-blooming cactus grows thirty feet tall and ten to fifteen feet wide. Its columnar, grayish-green stems are approximately four inches in diameter with toothpick-like, grayish-white spines, protruding from the plant. Its stems develop eight or nine rounded ribs with shallow grooves. The cactus grows at […]

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2018-12-04 No Comments

Agave americana is the Plant of the Month!

Agave americana var. medio-picta f. alba, White striped century plant, desert accent plant This striking agave with its creamy, whitish-yellow, central leaf color and bluish-gray margins grows three to four feet tall. It has short, thick leaves that arch downward to a sharp tip. The leaves have indentations along their edges with small, grayish-red colored spines. This […]

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2018-10-24 No Comments
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