It already feels like spring already in Tucson. We’re going to reach 88 degrees this week and plants and trees are starting to get buds and leaves. What this means for property owners and managers is that it’s time to think about your landscape.
What easier way to do this than with a checklist made especially for desert landscapes. Feel free to copy this information and share it. We want everyone to get off to a good start this spring. Here is your spring landscape checklist:
- Look for weeds and spray them with a post-emergent weed killer.
- Check for irrigation leaks in sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Time to make repairs so you don’t get a large water bill in March.
- Get ready to prepare your Bermuda grass lawn by dethatching or aerating it as needed and adding seed and fertilizer towards the end of March.
- Planting trees and shrubs should be done from March through May to give them the best change for survival.
- Reset your irrigation clock in March for our warmer weather.
- Fertilize plants that need it in March.
- Prune the dead off of plants in March. And, cialis generic hard prune (down to about 12-inches) overgrown and woody shrubs to rejuvenate them.
- Put together a plan for any improvements that you would like to make your property’s landscaping. The further into the spring we get, sildenafil the busier landscape companies become. And, the longer it takes for them to schedule your improvements.
- Get your soil prepared for a vegetable garden and figure out what you want to grow.
We all enjoy spending time outdoors in the spring after being indoors in the winter. There are lots of projects you can do yourself. But, if you need or want some help, give us a call at (520) 370-5697. We would love to help you with your spring landscaping project.
Here’s to all the joy springtime brings to the desert outdoors.
Deborah Munoz-Chacon, Owner