Services Provided
small to large-scale outdoor living design, using water-harvesting, grading, hardscape, irrigation, native and adapted plants *only*

Areas Served
El Paso & Las Cruces; southern New Mexico and west Texas; Albuquerque & central New Mexico; Las Vegas NV & adjacent areas

Business Description
solo practice - environmental design / landscacpe architecture that reflects the natural place, processes & patterns
El Paso, TX US 
David Cristiani 
Address Upon Request
El Paso, TX 79902 
License #:
TX #2140; NM #307; NV #668 
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How to Avoid Overcrowded, Overpruned Shrubs

Go for a more natural look that’s easier and less expensive to maintain by giving your plants the right amount of growing room Full Story
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Thank you for a very timely reminder. I'm in the process of planting a flower garden and I know I have a tendency to put things too close together. I must continuely remind myself that the plan is to plant milkweed in the "in between" spaces.
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Some of the comments are almost as good as your article. But not quite - amazing! I'll add my comments anyway...

Your concept of "how to avoid..." is particularly needed to many of my peers, some who even poo-poo using scale, though they sure like scale creating pretty pictures or trying to win an argument. Your concept of "what you can do if..." takes so much work and money...but so necessary. Maybe this is how to change mindsets, a lesson in curing impatience or quick-fixes, and spending more money and time than we truly have?

The staked bougainvilleas that close is mind-boggling, just seeing a few plants in the low desert or So Cal should cure that desire for immediateness. Ditto Lady Banks' Rose, Wisteria, etc.
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David Cristiani is the epitome of professionalism. I interviewed him for an article on Southwest landscape design (I'm a landscape designer and garden writer), ...
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