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Pruning shrubs require less pruning. Avoid shearing shrubs into unnatural forms (boxes and balls) and encourage natural growth form. If shearing or hedging is done keep the bottom of the shrub wider in diameter than the top and include some thinning cuts. This allows greater sunlight penetration and encourages internal leaf growth.
Rake granite and level to give a clean appearance.
Blow all granite and hard surfaces to remove dirt and debris.
Turf Cutting and Line Trimming:
Turfgrasses on golf courses, sports fields, or residential lawns are mowed for functionality and aesthetics. Turfgrass mowing height and frequency of mowing are directly related. Fine-textured turfgrass varieties that tolerate close mowing (1-inch height or shorter) must be mowed more often than grasses that have wide leaf blades and an upright shoot stature. Mowing turfgrasses at shorter heights within a variety’s tolerance range often results in increased shoot density and a narrower leaf blade width (finer texture). Turfgrass that is mowed short grows upright at a faster pace to keep up with the production of new leaves and shoots. Therefore, it needs to be mowed again sooner rather than later when compared to turfgrass that is mowed at a taller height.
Overseeding (Winter & Summer):
Overseeding (Winter & Summer):
In the lower elevation desert of Arizona, the warm season turfgrasses (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, and St. Augustinegrass) become dormant and typically lose their green color during winter. Overseeding bermudagrass with a cool-season grass provides a yearlong green lawn. An overseeded winter turf provides an aesthetic landscape and functionally provides a recreational turf. bermudagrass turf an “off” year from overseeding is beneficial. The yearly preparations of “scalping” and having ryegrass compete with the bermudagrass turf is stressful. Generally, turf experts advocate for providing bermudagrass 100 days of good growing conditions in the summer. Ideally, overseeding in mid-October and eliminating ryegrass in May/June would give 100 days in the summer. However, ryegrasses tend to hang on longer, and overseeding is done earlier into September. Therefore, providing bermudagrass a whole season of unimpeded growth from early spring when green up starts in Feb/Mar through the summer until Thanksgiving when the first frosts occur offers the roots a great chance to grow vigorously and get nice and thick for the next year.
Dethatching and aerifying scalps the crown of the turfgrass and damages the underground rhizomes that are critically needed for the next spring’s transition back to bermudagrass, if done immediately before overseeding.
Aeration allows the water to get down to the root zone and to allow more oxygen in the soil. Aerify bermudagrass during late June, July, through August ▪ During the summer, bermudagrass should grow.
Annuals in low desert provides gardeners with two distinct growing seasons. Warm-season flowers can be planted from approximately February through May, for bloom through the summer. Cool-season flowers are planted in the fall and bloom through May, or until temperatures heat up. This Guide provides a range of dates that offer a high probability of success. However, yearly weather conditions can vary considerably, and the low desert contains a myriad of microclimates. Use these dates as general guides and adjust them as necessary for your local conditions.
Check the Irrigation by turning on each zone and check each head to make sure it is preforming as required. Check each valve box, valve, filter, wire connections and controller. Observer the turf heads for head-to-head coverage and low pressure.
Waste removal is the removal of recyclables, unwanted domestic agricultural or industrial products, and trash consisting of and around your lawn. This can range from the cleaning of your lot, removal of your weeds, or the removal of unwanted waste.
When gutters fill up with sticks, leaves, and other debris, your gutters can possibly clog causing water to leak under your roof, and into your roof foundation. In the winter, clogged gutters can cause Ice dams and weathering of your gutter’s stability and strength. Our team offers complete gutter cleaning and clearing out of all the gunk that may cause clogging or problems in the future.
Little pruning is required to maintain the beauty and natural form of xeriscape plants. If plants are located in areas with adequate space, the need for regular pruning will be greatly reduced or eliminated. However, some minor pruning may be necessary at times and can be beneficial to the plant if done properly. For large tree pruning or trees in contact with power lines or electrical conductors, hire a certified arborist.
Apply fertilizers just before or during a growth spurt. (Early spring to late summer) Avoid fertilizing in late fall. This stimulates tender growth that may be frost-sensitive. Plants will not take up nutrients when they are not actively growing — during very hot, cold, or wet conditions. Fertilize before scheduled irrigation, not after the soil is already wet.
Inspect lighting by turning on and adjusting as needed. Make note to replace or repair as needed.
Consistent weed control is important because weeds compete with landscape plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Eliminate weeds before they set seed to reduce future weed problems. Manual weed removal can be effective when populations are low. In extreme cases, however, chemical control may be necessary. Black plastic is not recommended for weed control. To prevent future weed seeds from germinating, treat the soil with a pre-emergent. Do not use pre-emergent in areas that contain seeds of desirable plants, such as wildflowers. Mulches can reduce weed seed germination by preventing exposure to sunlight.
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It is important to frequently monitor your lawn with the potential of problems occurring.
Make sure your Lawn is getting all the care that it needs. You will need sprinklers to reach every inch of grass and constantly take care of problems as they pop up.