Thursday, October 20, 2011

Exercising tips for the online marketer

What does exercising have to do with online marketing? Plenty! Most online marketers spend way too much time sitting on that comfortable chair you bought for the sole purpose of making money with your computer. Whether you are becoming successful or not is a moot point. Sitting on your ass all day long will make you fat, lethargic, and unhealthy. Don’t you want to enjoy your money once it starts flowing in?

Yes, I am being a bit sarcastic and facetious but you know deep in your heart exercising will help you become much more productive. I have here some good exercising tips to help you become a better, blogger, writer and Internet Marketer.
Exercising equipment inside your workspace.

Do you have a thread mill? Do you ever use it? If so how often? One excellent way to use it much more often is to move it inside your work area. Writing, publishing and adding new content is what you are probably doing. Exercising is the furthest thought from your mind. But if you have your equipment such as thread mill, weight bench, jump rope etc…right in the same area you are more apt to stop your computer stuff and start exercising. It really works.
Have you ever posted, downloaded or are awaiting an answer from a forum you are subscribed to? This is the perfect time to start a quick 15-20 exercise routing. Run in place, crunches, push ups or a some reps on your weight bench. It’s amazing how much energy you have after 20 minutes of continuous exercising.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Las Cruces Palm trees and Cold Weather

In my previous post I mentioned the large number of plants that died during the first week of February. Due to the extreme -degree weather. Read the post here Plant Damage

The damage won't be fully assessed until early spring.  Usually around mid April.  We are getting tons of calls from customers, citizens, and landscapers asking about what folks can plant that can tolerate the extreme cold.

However in this post I will write about plants that did survive and how this might influence your future landscaping needs.

Reports from customers all throughout the southwest claiming temperatures in their backyard were about -12 degrees.  True native plants and trees seemed to fair much better than non-natives.
Here is a small list of plants from around the Mesilla Valley that you might consider using as replacement plants.
  1. Cresote Bush. Still green and growing.
  2. Honey Mesquite trees and shrubs. Still dormant but should recover nicely.
  3. Spanish and Sword Dagger. Still with green fronds as sharp as needles.
  4. Texas Mountain Laurel...some light damage but will look good once spring arrives.
  5. New Mexico Pinon. As evergeen as ever.
  6. Desert Willow. Still dormant but should start seeing green in late April.
  7. Rio Grande or Western Cottonwoods. Dormant but will leaf out in late March.
  8. Yellow Bird of Paradise.(Not the Red Bird of Paradise).
  9. New Mexico Privet.
  10. Bear and Deer Grass.
  11. Soap Tree Yucca.
  12. Red and Yellow Tip Yuccas.
  13. Chinese Pistache trees.  They can take alot of abuse and very drought tolerant.

If you live in or around Las Cruces and plan on replacing your frozen shrubs and plam trees it might be a good idea to print this list out for future reference.

Need more information please visit our website at guzmansgreenhouse.com

Thanks from Paul

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Plant Damage in the Southwest

The recent minus degree weather here in the Southwest has done damage to numerous plant life.

Here is a list of what some will and will not do.

Most well established trees 5 years or older that went into dormancy stage (loss of leaves) will most likely come back with no problems. Exceptions: Palo Verdes, Eucalyptus, and possibly the Carolina Laurel's. Mesquite and Chilean trees should survive.

Junipers and Cypresses bush, trees and shrubs should have no problem. Most will probably turn a reddish color but the green color will return with warmer weather.

Lantanas: If you didn't cut back and cover heavily during Nov-Dec that chances that they will come back are nil.

Palm Trees: California, Mediterrean, and Mexican Fan Palms took a big hit...most likely you will have to replace them. If they have been there for more than 5 years I would wait to see if they show signs of life in Early April.

Some that were protected by other trees or plants might come back. Sago palms will most likely have to be replaced.

Mock Orange (pittosporum) probably will not come back. If they look red or a brownish color they will have to be replaced.

Wax Leaf Privets will survive the below zero degree weather. As will Most Hollies and India Hawthrone.

Cactus: Most will not survive and will have to be cut back considerably or possibly remove altogether. This includes agave plants. Most outdoor varieties of Yucca plants should survive.

Lawns: Bermuda should have no problem coming back but the process of turning green will be delayed. Fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses will look bad until early spring.

Roses: If you haven't already cut them back to about a 1/3 of the way down. Most roses are semi dormant in this part of the country. But, the weather last week has probably made most roses go completely dormant.

All pine trees such as the Eldrica, Aleppo, Italian Stone, and the Colorado Spruce trees will have no problem with the deep freeze temps.

We are still in the Winter season...use common sense when planting right now. Pay attention to the weather...predicting the weather is a complicated process and many times weathermen, TV and radio stations do not always get it right.

Cover your plants with thermal plant blankets most nurseries should have this product in stock. If not...tell them to get some.

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Paul Guzman