January Special Landscaping Offer – 10% off all rock work

  January Landscaping Special New Year New Rock Start the new year off with: A fresh coat or new covering of crushed rock River rock swales to help alleviate standing water and to divert it to your plants and trees Catalina rock to stop erosion on slopes and give your landscape a finished look This January landscaping special runs through the end of January.  Call (520) 370-5697 or email us at dmunoz@sonoran-oasis.com for a free estimate.  Just approve and schedule your rock work by January 31, 2018 to receive this offer. Share Tweet Forward Copyright © 2018  Sonoran Oasis Landscaping, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 30937 Tucson, AZ 85751 (520) 370-5697 Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.  ...

Water Your Landscape with Rain Water

Monsoon Rains & River Rock Swales = Free Water Using River Rock Swales to Divert Rain Water What a great downpour we saw around Tucson yesterday. Monsoon season provides us with a lot of our annual rainfall and it’s a welcome relief from our summer heat. Did you know that you can divert rainwater from your downspouts and other areas to your plants and trees? It’s simple. Using river rock swales is an easy way to get rain water to your plants and it looks nice aesthetically. And, generic viagra shop have you noticed that plants just look better after getting watered from rain rather than from irrigation water? Not only does a swale keep water on your property to help water your plants. It takes rain water away from areas where you don’t want it pooling such as at the base of your home’s foundation. Keep these things in mind when considering adding a swale. Where is the water coming from? Where do you want the water to go? What type of rocks do you want to use? River Rock Catalina Rock Other Type of Rock How much water will come through the swale at a time? Is there a slope to consider? Some swales need to be reset every few years. Silt and rocks can accumulate in the swale and slow down the flow of water. The swale pictured here should be reset soon.The rocks are taken out and the trench is redug and the rocks are set into place again. With our drought, it’s a good idea to save all the water we can. And, using...

April is Water Awareness Month

April is a great month.  Spring has come  to the desert and  plants are starting to bloom.  Your landscape should  be looking good!  Hopefully, viagra buy  you’ve already performed a Spring inspection of your irrigation system.  That’s the best way to get your plants ready for the hot desert summer ahead of us.  It’s also the perfect month for Water Awareness Month.  It became a state recognized proclamation in 2008 by the Governor meant to bring awareness to the precious resource of water in the desert. There are a lot of easy things you can do to participate in Water Awareness Month. Make sure that you watch your garden hose when hand watering your plants.  A garden hose can put out up to 291 gallons of water per hour.  Before you know it, you could have a flood in your yard. Check your spigots, valves, connectors and hoses for leaks and repair them. Plant hardy low water use desert plants and trees.  They do better in our desert environment than non-native plants.  They use less water and can tolerate our scorching summers better than other plants. Use a hose nozzle with an automatic shut-off valve to minimize water usage when watering your plants.  This helps to keep excess water from watering your dirt. If you notice that your water usage listed on your water bill jumps from the previous month’s usage, track your water usage on your meter and water bill and check for leaks.  Repair irrigation leaks quickly and adjust your irrigation controller for monthly weather differences.  Minor adjustments can make an impact on your overall water usage. Did you know that watering...

Desert Landscapes & Gardening: Are Your Rocks Working for You?

How often do you think of rocks?  Usually only when you’re adding them to an area. And, viagra buy cialis sale why do you add rocks to an area?  To use as a ground cover.  To make swales in your landscape and garden.  To keep people from running over your plants (using boulders). There is another reason to use rocks (specifically Catalina rock).  You use it to help keep a sloped area from eroding.  And, viagra generic when you have a wash area that you want to stabilize.  Sometimes you don’t realize you need to add rock until you have a problem. Our short video shows an example of Catalina rock being used to stabilize a wash that had a lot of runoff when it was just dirt. Most rip rap type rock such as Catalina rock comes in the size of 4″ – 8″.  This size of rock covers approximately a 40 square foot area and equals about one ton.  Just measure out your area and you can easily figure out how much rock you’ll need to cover your area. And, of course, if you don’t want to go through all the trouble to do it yourself give Sonoran Oasis Landscaping a call at (520) 370-5697 to help you with your rock project.  We’d love to do it for...