This Month in Your SW Yard

  October Garden Tasks      Take advantage of fall planting season to develop strong, summer-ready plants ~ Continue to plant native and drought-tolerant perennial plants and trees. Fall plantings develop deep roots while soils are still warm but the air is cool, which stimulates root growth. This early root establishment reduces water needs during your new plant’s two- to three-year establishment. ~ Adjust irrigation timers as nights get longer and cooler. Simply making monthly changes to your irrigation schedule can […]

This Month in Your Southwest Yard – October

  October Garden Tasks        Take advantage of fall planting season to develop strong, summer-ready plants   ~ Continue to plant native and drought-tolerant perennial plants and trees. Fall plantings develop deep roots while soils are still warm but the air is cool, which stimulates root growth. This early root establishment reduces water needs during your new plant’s two- to three-year establishment. ~ Adjust irrigation timers as nights get longer and cooler. Simply making monthly changes to your irrigation […]