A beautiful yard is a reflection of its homeowners. Aren’t we striving
to have it all? A great job, loving family, nice car, dream home, nice
neighborhood and the icing on the cake is a beautifully maintained yard.
After spending a lot of money on your residential landscape installation,
it only makes sense to protect it and make sure it develops into a lush
oasis away from the daily grind. A regular, well thought out landscape
maintenance plan is the best way to protect your outdoor investment.
And with the summer months upon us here in Arizona, it can be a daunting
task to embark on a full day of yard work when you could be enjoying your
Landscape maintenance begins with lawn service. In Arizona, lawns typically
need to be trimmed on a weekly basis throughout the spring and summer
months and twice a month if not once a month through the fall and winter
months. It is recommended aeration of your lawn at least once a year to
ensure proper water saturation but you really can’t aerate enough.
Over-seeding with winter rye is a great addition to your maintenance program.
With winter rye you can have beautiful green grass throughout the winter.
We recommend scalping, aerating, de-thatching and spreading the winter
rye usually early to late October.
Your irrigation system is obviously an important tool in maintaining a
Timer boxes can be tricky and difficult to program. Your professional landscaper
can take the stress out of having to figure out which zone is watering
what part of the yard and programming each zone to ensure the correct
coverage. Trees, plants and shrubs need the right amount of water at the
appropriate times to promote healthy growth. A professional will have
the knowledge needed to adjust the watering schedule that’s appropriate
for each plant or tree based on the season.
Fertilization is also a key to having beautiful healthy trees.
Trimming and pruning can be difficult to navigate if you’ve never
done it before or aren’t sure if it’s a plant that needs to
Some plants need to be trimmed a certain way or at certain times of the
year. Here in Arizona it’s imperative that trees be thinned and/or
trimmed before the monsoon season so they don’t blow over or break
branches and cause damage to property.
Weeds and Bermuda grasses can be very intrusive if you don’t get
a handle on them before they get out of control.
A professional can apply commercial grade chemicals that can’t be
bought at your local hardware store.
It’s hard to know all this information, and having a professional
to make these choices will ensure that the hard work that goes into your
yard will last a long time to come.