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Knowing How to Landscape in the Santa Fe Climate: An Interview with McCumber Fine Gardens

By Kristen Bosse

Please describe a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

We are a full service landscaping company that specializes in design, construction and maintenance of custom gardens.

You seem to offer many different services to your customers. Would you pick any specific ones out as your specialties?

Many people see our stonework as our specialty, others call us because of our success creating lush and beautiful gardens that thrive in this climate.

Describe the concept of Xeriscaping.

Xeriscaping means many things to many people. For us it means landscaping with consciousness to the soil, climate, and water conditions of the micro climate that the garden is being installed in. This varies greatly in Santa Fe.

Would you say you have a specific landscaping style or does it alter for each customer's taste?

Our style is generally high end masonry with lots of plantings done in a freeform and serendipitous layout to create an elegant garden full of surprises and joy.

What are some of the benefits of container gardens?

Containers are a great way to pack color into a small space and to grow annuals in a more controlled environment than our local soil.

What should homeowners be looking for in a good landscaping company?

Integrity and passion.

In your opinion, what are some of the most important aspects of the landscaping process?

The landscaping process requires attention to detail and also an ability to work with the site as it evolves.

What sets your business apart from other comparable companies? Do you believe you do anything better/different?

There are a lot of good landscaping businesses in Santa Fe, but people choose us based on gardens that they have seen, and we stay with our clients until every detail is complete.

How important is installing an irrigation system for someone who wants to create a landscape in the Santa Fe area?

An irrigation system is absolutely essential.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you?

Email us at mccumberfinegardens@gmail.com

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