There are a number of reasons for choosing plants for the landscape. We may be attracted to the way they look or want them to serve a specific function or purpose in the landscape, such as providing a screen, blocking unwanted views, or stabilizing a soil bank. Others may be selected because of their ability to adapt to poor soils or simply for the ease of care. Generally, when our designers are asked about plants, responding is not as simple as blurting out a few names. [Read more…]
Higher temperatures of summertime keep a lot of us inside, going out only during the later part of the day or early in the morning. As fall rolls around there are increasingly more gardeners out enjoying the day along with getting their plants back into the pre-summer heat condition.
Granted, we are not as afflicted with frosty weather and snow fall as other climates may be in the wintertime. That does not imply that we don’t have our very own garden tasks to complete when fall comes around. There’s several things you have to do for the garden in order to prepare for winter, even in Arizona. This is doubly true if you’re keen on being sure that it comes back at its lush, full, best during the early spring.
Within the desert, there are a few sure signs that fall is arriving and the summer time is fading away. While rain and hail may fall and winds blow the sand and dust around, temperatures only dip slightly. [Read more…]