Turf Conversion

As the drought continues, the challenges of maintaining a lush, green turfgrass increase. Higher water costs and water restrictions force the reevaluation of turfgrass areas. Many Arizona municipalities offer incentives for turf removal projects, and public perceptions regarding turfgrass are shifting. Turfgrass conversion involves replacing areas of turfgrass with artificial turf or drought-resistant lower water using plant materials while maintaining an attractive landscape.

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Extreme Summer Conditions

The past few months' weather conditions have reminded us of the importance and benefits of Sustainable Landscape Management® practices. Now that the temperatures are at least ten degrees lower and humidity has increased, we are seeing many plants and trees responding with new growth. If these summer conditions continue every year, the best way to prevent plant stress is to prepare before they arrive.

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To Overseed or Not to Overseed?

To overseed or not to overseed? That is the question. In the Phoenix valley of the sun and other parts of Arizona, we are blessed (or cursed?!) with this decision each year as summer starts to wane. Recent declared water shortages, restrictions on new lawns, and higher water costs have brought turfgrass in general under scrutiny, and overseeding is part of the conversation. Here are some pros and cons of overseeding to consider in order to make the best decision for your outdoor space.

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Making Every Drop Count: Choosing the Right Irrigation Controller for Your Landscape

When it comes to landscape irrigation, there are two main options for scheduling water usage: using a smart controller… or “smartly programming” a standard controller. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to understand the differences between them.

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Being Neighborly with a Leaf Blower

Ah, the soothing sound of birds chirping, the gentle breeze rustling through the trees—a perfect setting for enjoying the serenity of nature. That is until the shrill roar of a leaf blower shatters the tranquility, leaving us longing for a moment of peace. While leaf blowers are undoubtedly handy tools for tidying up our outdoor spaces, their improper use can create a nuisance for both ourselves and our neighbors.

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