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Blue Marble Landscape Receives Recognition at ALCA’s Excellence in Landscaping Awards

by: Blue Marble
December 8, 2015

The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association held its 39th annual AZ Excellence in Landscaping Awards Program on Saturday, November 21st, 2015, at Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, AZ. Blue Marble Landscape is proud to have been one of the 36 company ALCA members who were recognized for their extraordinary landscape projects. There were 33 […]

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Poppies for Veteran’s Day

by: Blue Marble
November 8, 2015

Red Poppies – Papaver rhoeas – are a part of the Poppy family: Papaveraceae. They are a flowering plant sometimes called an agricultural weed. But, on November 11th, since 1919, they represent and are the national symbol of sacrifice and remembrance. On November 11th, 1918, WWI ended. The next year the nation began celebrating Armistice […]

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Xeriscape

by: Blue Marble
October 20, 2015

Xeriscape /ˈzi(ə)rəˌskāp Noun: a style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions. Xeriscape is a term coined by combining the Greek root “Xeri” meaning dry and  “Scape” meaning scenery.  This term has become more and more prominent with the recent push toward water conservation. Xeriscape, or Dry-Scape, […]

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Helping Our Plants Weather the Heat – The Best Time to Water Plants

The Best Time to Water Plants Our Arizona heat is finally here! With the rising temperatures our landscapes, particularly our plants, are beginning to show the stress of being under our Arizona sun each day.  To cool themselves they begin to use up their reserves of stored energy; the food in and around the roots.  […]

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Winter Rye Transition & Scalping

Winter Turf Transition Having year round grass in the Valley of the sun is tough! With our hot summers, and close to freezing temperatures in the winter, most turf type grasses do poorly at one point or another during the year. For example, during our summer months, Bermuda grass is the dominant turf, primarily because […]

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Beating Phoenix Frost

While most people enjoy the break from the heat when the cooler weather arrives in Phoenix, chances are your plants and trees don’t feel the same way.

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