This Month in Your Southwest Yard – September

  September Garden Tasks Late September to mid-November starts the most important planting season of the year in the Southwestern U.S. ~ Plant native and drought-tolerant plants from late-September to mid-November; warm soil helps new plants develop deep roots before summer, reducing water needs during their entire two- to three-year establishment. We traditionally recommended planting native and drought-tolerant plants from mid-September through October, but as high summer temperatures are now lasting longer into our “fall” months, we are now adjusting […]