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.  ...

Get Ready to Plant – 10% off all planting and planting labor purchased in Feb.

View this email in your browser 10% off your February planting purchase (includes plants and labor) Thanks for being a regular subscriber to our emails. We hope you enjoy this discount on any of our planting services. Just schedule your planting job by February 28th. Work can be done in March. Call us at (520) 370-5697 for your free estimate. Exp 02-28-18 Email Us Our Featured February Plant Valentine’s or Emu Bush ( Eremophila racemosa) The Valentine’s bush is the perfect plant for February.  This is a desert-loving shrub that produces a burst of color in any landscape. It has pale green leaves that are made more beautiful by bunches of tubular yellow to orange to purple-pink flowers. After the flowers comes grape-like berries. This is just the right plant to use in a narrow spot that needs attention. And, it blooms in February and is evergreen. 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...

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.  ...

Did you know that there is a Valentine’s Day plant? And, it isn’t a rose.

View this email in your browser Valentine Emu Bush There’s a fantastic shrub that blooms for Valentine’s Day. It grows well in our desert landscapes. And, it’s even called a Valentine bush. It’s the Valentine Emu Bush (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’).  This shrub gives you winter color and hummingbirds love it.  Our cooler January through March weather brings on the beautiful bright pink flowers.When it’s not blooming, it stays green and can handle our heat. Another advantage for home landscapes and common areas is that it only gets to be four to five feet tall. So, it can fit in most landscape areas without needing constant maintenance or getting too large for it’s space. If you’re looking for something in blue, the Emu Bush can help you with that too. There is a Blue Bells Emu Bush (Eremophila hygrophana) too!  This is a smaller shrub only growing to two to three feet tall. It can be placed in an even smaller area than the Valentine Emu Bush. It makes a great patio shrub. The Emu bush isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. We can help you if you have a question about a plant. Give us a call at (520) 370-5697 or email me at dmunoz@sonoran-oasis.com. HAVE A VERY HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Share Tweet Forward Copyright © 2017 Sonoran Oasis Landscaping, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this...

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, viagra sales but we will say it once more: it is best to water your plants deeply, cialis usa 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...

Why should you hard  prune shrubs and plants and what does hard pruning mean?

View this email in your browser There are a number of reasons why we prune plants; however the ultimate goal is to encourage natural growth, discount viagra remedy form and flowering of plant materials in our landscape. Renovation style pruning is usually performed in the winter and spring months to rejuvenate growth of a plant and to encourage growth after the dormant period. It can also help manage plants that have outgrown the space or that have encroached over sidewalks or are obstructing lines of sight. Here are a few details to help better understand the benefits of renovation pruning which may be taking place in your communities: Promotes healthier plants Excessively pruned shrubs are in a continuous state of stress, discount viagra recipe requiring more water to recover Allows for natural seasonal flowering Increases aesthetically value of landscape Reduces air and noise pollution from gas powered hedge trimmers and blowers Reduces fuel consumption by these pieces of equipment Promotes sustainability by reducing waste that goes into landfill Renovation pruning is not necessarily to be done every year, case but should be scheduled based on plant characteristics, growth pattern, blooming schedule, and time of year. One goal that renovation pruning accomplishes is to enable light to reach the interior parts of the plant and promote healthy growth of new foliage.  Over many seasons, shearing shrubs can create thin, weak foliage and unhealthy or no undergrowth. When there is no light inside a plant’s canopy, there will be no photosynthesis, which means no leaves, making the plant appear woody. Excessive pruning is detrimental to a plant’s health and eventually leads...