This Month in Your Southwest Yard – August

  August Garden Tasks          Good month to sit back and enjoy your garden— there are few chores besides watering & grooming       ~ Deadhead spent flowers, trim off dead flowering stems (save any seeds for replanting). ~ Walk irrigation lines to check for clogs, leaks, and breaks. ~ Continue deep-watering trees & shrubs once a month. If you water by hand, leave a dripping hose at the drip-line of trees and shrubs (at the outer […]

This Month in Your Southwest Yard

   July Garden Tasks   Smart water-wise practices pay off now:   Climate-adapted plants + mulch + deep watering = less water use + happy plants + a beautiful yard!     ~ Check irrigation emitters, valves, and lines for clogs, leaks, and breaks. ~ Flush out lines by removing end caps with your water system on; sand or deposits that build up in lines can clog emitters. ~ If you water by hand, leave a dripping hose at the […]