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.

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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.

July is Smart Irrigation Month. Remember to water wisely!

July is Smart Irrigation Month. It’s one of the hottest months of the year in Arizona. So, it’s a good time to remember these tips to help save water.  Thanks to the Irrigation Association for this short article. Water Wisely Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs. Get in the zone. Schedule each individual zone in your irrigation system to account for type of sprinkler, sun or shade exposure, and soil in that section. Different zones will almost always need different watering schedules. Consider soil type. Type of soil determines how quickly water can be absorbed without runoff. Watering more than soil can absorb causes runoff and waste. Don’t send water down the drain. Set sprinklers to water plants, not your driveway, sidewalk, patio or buildings. Water only when needed. Saturate root zones and let the soil dry. Watering too much and too frequently results in shallow roots, weed growth, disease and fungus. Water at the best time. Watering during the heat of the day may cause losses of up to 30 percent due to evaporation. Prevent water loss by watering when the sun is low or down, winds are calm and temperatures are cool — typically between the evening and early morning. Water more often for shorter periods. For example, setting your system to run for three, 5-minute intervals lets soil absorb more water than watering for 15 minutes at one time, reducing runoff for sprinklers. Adapt watering to the season. Familiarize yourself with the settings on your irrigation controller and adjust the watering schedule regularly based on seasonal weather conditions. Or invest in... read more

Salts Can Damage Plants

  Salts in our desert water can damage plants. Here’s what you need to know about them. View this email in your browser July is Smart Irrigation month It’s a great time to think about how efficiently we are watering our plants. You’ve heard it all before, but we will say it once more: it is best to water your plants deeply, meaning less frequent cycles, yet longer run times. There are many benefits to watering plants deeply, including: Encouraging deeper root systems which anchor better in soil, improved tolerance in drought conditions (such as irrigation outages or failures) It helps to leach salt build-up in the soil. Excess salt in soil can greatly impact the overall growth and health of our plants.     (Photos of what salt accumulation looks like) Here are a few facts on salts in the landscape: Where do these salts come from? Generally speaking, arid regions tend to be alkaline and salty due to the dry climate and high temperatures leading to fast evaporation. We do not receive enough water to ‘leach’ or push the salts past plant’s root zones. We also have salty water sources.  Ever wonder why they named it the ‘Salt River’?  Reclaimed water tends to be higher in sodium, which can be toxic to plants. Plus, we tend to water our plants shallowly (short, frequent intervals) which can increase salt levels in the upper soil profile. Should I be concerned with salt in my soil? Yes, especially if you are growing non-native plants or salt-sensitive plants. Salt sensitive plants tend to demonstrate leaf tip burn in the late summer when... read more

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

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