Creating a Sustainable Landscape

What is Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable landscaping can mean different things to different people.  Some people think that sustainable landscaping means only using cactus and not using any irrigation.  Others think that it means using water cisterns to capture rain water. And, others have no idea what it means and may not even realize that a landscaping is sustainable when they see one. The checklist below gives a basic idea of what sustainable landscaping in a desert environment includes.Use it as a guide for your home and your properties to help you have a landscape that is beautiful while conserving our natural resources. Call us at (520) 370-5697 if we can help you with creating a sustainable landscape or with any of your landscaping or irrigation needs.  ...

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.  ...

Three Easy Ways to Use Drainage to Help Water Your Plants

It’s summertime in the desert and it looks like the monsoon season is here!  Now that we’re getting rain, viagra canada  how can use use the rain water rather than having it run off your property into the street?   #1 – One easy way to divert water to your plants is to create drainage swales using river rock.  The water drains off your roof and runs down the river rock to your plants and trees.  All that’s required is digging a trench to direct the water to your plants and adding the rock. #2 – Water harvesting barrels.  Using water harvesting barrels to collect water from your roof to be stored and used later is another easy way to keep water on your property.  This is more costly than just adding swales but can save you money over time in water savings. #3 – Create a water garden.  A small basin lower than the level of the rest of your yard with plants and trees in it that can catch water and hold it in your yard.  Make sure that any excess water does not stand in the basin because  this can encourage mosquito problems.  A water garden can be combined with swales to divert water to the water garden. Remember that July is Smart Irrigation Month.  Using rainwater is a good way to conserve your irrigation water when we get the monsoon rains.  Every little bit helps.  If you’re looking for more ways to save money on your irrigation water bill, contact us at (520) 370-5697 for...

How Your Landscape Can Help Stop Intruders

Have you ever thought about how your landscaping can help keep thieves away from your home? I think a lot of us don’t think about having our home broken into until it happens. Then we become quite aware of just how vulnerable our homes may be.  Having a good security system and bars on your windows and doors are an excellent solution.  And, discount viagra  your desert landscaping can be an additional safeguard against burglars. Here are some ways that your landscaping can help in keeping you safe in your home. Planting thorny cactus in front of your windows will make thieves think twice before trying to break into one of your windows. Having crushed rock in your yard will allow you hear when someone is walking around your property.  Crushed rock is very audible when walked on and makes a crunching noise. Create additional lighting around your plants near your house to brighten your exterior while adding interest to your evening landscape.  And, don’t forget that you can always put a motion sensor light to scare intruders away. Don’t plant tall shrubs next to your home.  People can easily hide behind them. Those are just a few ways to help make your home safer.  They’re easy and fairly inexpensive and well worth your family’s safety and your peace of mind.  Here are some more ideas from Good Morning America’s article about burglar proofing your home. If you enjoyed our post, visit our website at...

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...