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Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall

October 30, 2015

Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall

Fall colors are upon us and we’re starting to feel that crisp air that comes with lowered temperatures. With the changing of seasons comes routine house maintenance to keep in mind, including the transition from summer lawn to winter grass.

It will soon be time to reduce your irrigation timers for your landscape to a winter schedule. This will help to reduce your water bill and it is also not healthy for your plants to water them frequently during the winter. Also remember, when watering through your drip irrigation system it is better to water, whether it be winter or summer, for a longer duration rather than more frequent short spurts. Deeper soaking helps leach salts and establish a healthier, deeper root system.

Southwest Arizona has poor soil conditions. You want to grow a combination of plants and grass amidst rocks and stones, as they will add more depth to your garden and also break the monotony of the plants. Also, look to grow evergreen shrubs, such as Arizona rosewood and Chasteberry.

The seasonal annual flower change is also close at hand. Large variations are available. Be careful in your selections, as not all varieties do well here. What's listed on the label for full sun, comes from California. There are many plants that are well adapted to flourish and survive in Sonoran climate. Typically, bougainvillea, which can flower, even in winter if there is no frost, lilac vine, primrose jasmine and rosemary are great choices.

More Living in Arizona Tips

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Don’t Let Your A/C Break the Bank
House Plumbing Problems and Solutions
Home Buyer's Tips
Caring for Your Arizona Landscape in Winter
Creating a Home Office
How the American Home Has Evolved
Learn What to Look for When Choosing a Moving Company
Prepare Your Pool for Summer Fun
Time to Change Those Air Filters!
How to Keep Your Plants Cozy this Winter
Considering the Tucson Valley's Many Climate Zones
Taking Care of Ceramic Tile
What To Do When Your Washer Won’t Drain
Security/Protection Systems for Homeowners
Cozy Home - Safe Home… Heating Season Tips
Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall
Benefits of Induction Cooking
Itching for Summer Vacation?
Maintaining Your Carpets
Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Home Weatherizing Tips
Caring For Your Carpets
Three Easy Washer Maintenance Tips
Keep Cool for Less
Give the heart of your home a fresh new look in just 2-3 days!
Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep your drains running smoothly and smelling great!
What To Look For In A Moving Company
Caring for your Arizona landscape in Winter
Managing Winter Pests
Don't Forget About Your Pool This Winter
Choosing Home Accessories
It's Hot Out There
Ants Everywhere
Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season Now
Tips for a Great Staycation
Dont Let Your A/C Break The Bank
How to Prevent Mold after Water Damage
Create a New Look in Your Home for Spring
Improving your Wireless Internet Experience
Families of the Sonoran Desert
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Preparing for Fall
Is Your Home Under Attack?
Becoming Green Clean Minded
Protect your recreational vehicles from extreme desert heat
Until there’s a cure… Cleaning for a Reason
Arizona Lightning and Lightning Safety
Monsoon Season and Your Home
Keep Cool This Summer with Air Conditioning Maintenance
Be on the Lookout for Bees As Temperatures Rise

The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.