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Living in Arizona Tips

Long Realty is pleased to bring you tips for Living in Arizona, courtesy of our local Long Advantage business partners. The articles below covers an array of helpful and insightful tips for the Arizona lifestyle. We hope you find this information useful.

Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall

October 30, 2015

Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall

Fall colors are upon us and we’re starting to feel that crisp air that comes with lowered temperatures. With the changing of seasons comes routine house maintenance to keep in mind, including the transition from summer lawn to winter grass.

It will soon be time to reduce your irrigation timers for your landscape to a winter schedule. This will help to reduce your water bill and it is also not healthy for your plants to water them frequently during the winter. Also remember, when watering through your drip irrigation system it is better to water, whether it be winter or summer, for a longer duration rather than more frequent short spurts. Deeper soaking helps leach salts and establish a healthier, deeper root system.

Southwest Arizona has poor soil conditions. You want to grow a combination of plants and grass amidst rocks and stones, as they will add more depth to your garden and also break the monotony of the plants. Also, look to grow evergreen shrubs, such as Arizona rosewood and Chasteberry.

The seasonal annual flower change is also close at hand. Large variations are available. Be careful in your selections, as not all varieties do well here. What's listed on the label for full sun, comes from California. There are many plants that are well adapted to flourish and survive in Sonoran climate. Typically, bougainvillea, which can flower, even in winter if there is no frost, lilac vine, primrose jasmine and rosemary are great choices.

The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.