Commercial Landscaping

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping is dedicated to providing professional services, sick certified teams and quality relationships to our commercial and homeowner’s association clients.

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.

When and how to split perennial plants

View this email in your browser Properly split perennials Did you know that you can split some perennial plants?  This can make them grow better and give you multiple plants. There are signs that indicate it may be time to split your perennials. For example, if an established perennial plant produces fewer flowers or the center of the plant looks sickly while the outer edges are doing well, it could be time to divide the plant and replant it in another bed or in a container. In our warmer climate, exposure to hot temperatures can damage divided plants, so fall is a better time to divide because it allows them to become established during the mild winter. If possible, divide perennials before cool, rainy weather is forecasted. These conditions will help the plants recover from the stress of being split and replanted. So, look at your perennial plants now to think about which ones may need to be divided in the fall. If the ground is dry when you plan to divide the plant, prepare the area by thoroughly soaking the soil around the plant. Let it drain. Note that some plants are best left undivided. These include monkshood, false indigo, bleeding heart, lupine, peony and poppy to name some. Follow these three steps to properly split a perennial. Step 1 Dig up the entire plant. Step 2 Place the plant on a tarp in a shady spot and observe the roots. Some perennials have roots that separate easily, while others are tangled and more difficult. Some have fleshy roots that will need to be sliced into sections. Carefully split the... read more

When to Stake Trees and How to Do It

THIS LANDSCAPING TIP brought to you by the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, www.ALCA.org, the Arizona Certified Landscape Professional program and the Sustainable Landscape Management program. It may seem far off but monsoon season is right around the corner. We all know the consequences of strong winds to our landscape trees: broken limbs, uprooted, emergency calls when a tree is in the roadway, or worse, on someone’s car! Now is the perfect time to inspect tree stakes in the landscape to prepare and prevent landscape catastrophes if those nasty storms steer into your community. If trees have been in the ground for more than one year, determine whether the stakes should be removed. Roots should have grown into surrounding soils, providing a firm anchor into the soil. Check wires and hoses around trunks to make sure there is plenty of room for the tree to move. If the wire and hose are too tight on the trunk, it can begin girdling the tree, preventing water and nutrient flow that can create a weak spot and can potentially snap off in strong winds. Ensure wires or stakes are not rubbing or damaging any branches that may contact the tree as it moves in the wind. Make adjustments if necessary. If older or outdated staking methods such as metal stakes, re-bar, or guy wires were used, consider removing or replacing with traditional staking, such as the conventional two-stake method, for public safety and the well-being of the tree. Parallel to street stake positioning doesn’t always provide the best tree support. Stakes should be positioned at 90 degrees to prevailing winds. Again, staking... read more

Helping our bee pollinators with plants

  Plants for Pollination We’ve all heard about the problems that bees are having. Pesticides, viruses, parasites, pathogens and lack of habitat are making it harder for bees to survive. They are an especially important part of our ecosystem because they pollinate many of the plants that provide food to us. What can we do individually to help bees and other pollinators? It seems like the problem is bigger than us. But, one easy thing we can do is to plant the plants that attract bees. Giving them more food sources is a step in the right direction to help bees. Bees prefer plants that have bright white, yellow or blue flowers that are shallow and have a platform shape that they can land on. Here are some of the desert plants that attract bees. Consider planting some of them when adding plants to your landscape. Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) Penstemon (Penstemon spp.) Bee Brush (Aloysia gratissima) Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla) Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata) These are just some of the plants and trees that attract bees. Often you will see lots of bees on plants that have blooming flowers. They generally leave after the flowers are finished blooming. A good resource is the guide for selecting plants for pollinators. Let us know if you have any questions about plants that attract pollinators. We’re here to help you. We can be reached at (520) 370-5697 or email us at dmunoz@sonoran-oasis.com.               One of our crew leaders, Alfred Camacho, recently completed and passed the Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) program through ALCA and is now certified as... read more

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