Commercial Landscaping

Home Owners Associations

Communities and HOA's

Commercial Property Landscaping

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping is dedicated to providing professional services, generic certified teams and quality relationships to our commercial and homeowner’s association clients. Caring for the landscapes in a desert environment requires:

  •  A thorough knowledge of xeriscape plants and trees
  • Quick response and resolution of irrigation problems
  • The removal of weeds before they become a problem
  • Understanding of how the weather in the desert affects landscapes

To help our clients with the challenges of landscaping in the desert, we provide:

  •  An on-staff certified arborist
  • Rainbird-certified irrigation technicians and on-staff certified water auditors
  • A certified chemical spray team
  • Employees who are University of Arizona Extension Center certified through Smartscapes for Landscape Professionals

This helps ensure that our clients receive the most inclusive landscape services available through one company. Our goal is to create attractive, water savings landscaped areas that can be enjoyed by the homeowners, visitors, and employees of your community or commercial property.

Commercial Landscaping

Landscaping for a commercial property or homeowners association also presents its own unique set of challenges. We maintain landscaped areas with a proactive approach so that they look good at all times. Open communication with your property manager, owner or landscape chair ensures that a landscape maintenance plan is tailored to your particular property.

Home Owners Association Landscaping

Home owners associations supply their own challenges to landscaping.  We pride ourselves on our communication and ability to work closely with the HOA’s committee to meet the needs of their planned community.  From regularly scheduled maintenance, such as weed removal and shrubbery trimming, to periodic maintenance such as tree trimming and replanting of vegetation, Sonoran Oasis Landscaping’s meticulous care of your neighborhood makes them the choice of dozens of HOA’s in Tucson.

What’s a plant’s real name?

  View this email in your browser Botanical Names and Why They’re Important Have you ever gone to Starbucks and requested a “coffee”? It can be difficult to order something so simple when there are so many options: black, with milk, with cream or sugar.  You can even order the really fancy stuff: Iced Half Caff Venti Ristretto Cinnamon Dolce Soy Skinny Latte, Four Pumps. This can be similar to buying plants at your local nursery. If you don’t know the correct scientific or Latin name, you might be disappointed a few years down the road when your maturing shrub is actually a very large tree. Many people ask why they can’t I use the common name? It’s because many plants have multiple common names, especially if grown in different regions. Let’s look at the sissoo tree, Dalbergia sissoo, which is also called Indian rosewood in our area. Since this tree grows in many places around the world, there are multiple common names: Indian rosewood, East Indian rosewood, dalbergia, Himalaya raintree, penny leaf tree, shisham and sissoo.  Plants can also share common names, such as ‘bird of paradise’, which can refer to a tropical bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae), a Mexican bird of paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii) or the red bird of paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima). This makes it extremely difficult when shopping for plants by their common name. To make matters even more confusing, we can discuss cultivars and varieties of plant names, which are listed after the Latin name. You’d like to plant a Texas sage, but which one? There are a number of Leucophyllum frutescens, including L. frutescens var. white... read more

Winter Landscaping Tasks

  Winter landscaping work that makes a difference. View this email in your browser Five Winter Landscaping Maintenance Tasks To Keep Your Yard Looking Great Spring, summer, and fall are all busy seasons for landscaping.  But landscapers can often forget that there are things that can be done in the winter to help keep your landscaping looking good through the rest of the year.  Since the winter is a time when trees and plants growth slows down considerably, there is not much trimming that needs to be done.  But, don’t let this slow down your landscape crew!  There is still plenty to do and the winter is a great time to work on special projects.    Got erosion problems?  Rock jobs such as swale work can be done in the winter.  And, your landscaper will thank you for not waiting for summertime to accomplish this labor-intensive job. Perform a thorough inspection of your existing irrigation system.  Extra time not spent on trimming can be used to work on evaluating and repairing your irrigation system.  And, you’ll likely save money on your water bill once all those pesky little leaks are fixed! Have your major tree trimming done.  The branching of trees can be better seen in the winter when trees have dropped their leaves.  Mistletoe and witches broom are also easier to locate without all the leaves present.  Tree trimmers whose work has slowed down are more likely to give you a better deal, especially when you have multiple trees trimmed. Make plans now for your spring planting.  Don’t wait until February or March to start thinking about planting.  The best time... read more

Tree roots…What You Can’t See Can Hurt Your Tree

Roots are an important part of your tree. They help to stabilize a tree. They take up water and nutrients from the soil to help your tree grow. They are the one vital part of a tree that you can’t see. They can extend out double the size of your tree’s canopy. Besides all the great things roots do, they can be damaging and problematic at times.  Here are some problems that you may encounter with tree roots: Tree Root Problems Roots that extend under walls, sidewalks, patios or driveways.  Large roots can damage walls, sidewalks, patios and drives by lifting them. One way to avoid this problem is to not plant trees close to these areas.  Give your trees plenty of room for roots to grow. If you do have a problem with roots going under a hardscaped area, you can often cut one root to stop the damage without destabilizing a tree. Cutting more than one can make a tree unstable though. Girdling roots are roots that wrap around the trunk of a tree rather than spreading outward.  This often happens in the nursery pot if a tree is not moved to a bigger pot once it gets too large for its existing pot.  Check for roots coming out of the bottom of a nursery pot when your purchase a tree.  This is one way of knowing that the tree has been in the pot too long.  If the nursery allows you to remove the tree to check the roots, do it.  Look to see if the roots are growing out or wrapping around the trunk.  Once... read more

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