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Dream Big! - Your Landscaping Wish List

Dream Big! - Your Landscaping Wish List As the winter holidays are upon us and cooler weather leads us to spend more time indoors, it is a great time to create your own wish list - for your landscape! 2019 is a wink away and before we know it some of the best months of the year for enjoying the landscape will return. Your landscape contractor can help you plan your dream landscape and turn it into reality.

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Maintain & Install Landscape Lighting Systems

Maintain & Install Landscape Lighting Systems: It’s hard to believe with these temperatures that winter will soon be upon us. Days are getting even shorter, so now is the perfect time to have your landscape professional run a maintenance check on your outdoor lighting system. After the check is complete, together you can make informed decisions on how to make the most of your current lighting system. If you don’t yet have landscape lighting, it isn’t too late to have a system installed before those holiday parties!

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The Benefits of Fall Planting

YES!! Fall has finally arrived. Don’t let the occasional high temperatures in the triple digits delay your fall planting. Soil temperatures are still warm enough to promote growth but not too hot. This is why October is often referred to as the best time to plant trees, shrubs and other perennial plants. It is time to replace any plants that didn’t survive the brutal summer, add a splash of fall color, and to look ahead to a nice, green winter and spring.

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Pros & Cons of Overseeding

To overseed or not to overseed? That is the question. Here in the valley we are blessed (or cursed?!) with this decision each year as summer starts to wane. Cooler temperatures in the coming months will cause our lush, green Bermudagrass to turn into a yellow, crunchy surface during some of our most enjoyable months of outdoor entertaining and recreational activities. Or you can choose to overseed with ryegrass for a green lawn year-round. If you haven’t yet made a decision about this winter’s lawn, it is not too late. Here are some pros and cons of overseeding to discuss with your landscape contractor to make the best decision for your outdoor space.

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Irrigation Adjustments

It is August and no one needs to tell you we are deep in monsoon season - it is obvious by the humidity that makes us a bit more uncomfortable and the sudden and dramatic storms. But the higher humidity that we experience as discomfort can actually benefit our landscapes, if it is taken into account rather than ignored. Higher humidity, coupled with the additional moisture added in the form of rain, require that we adjust our irrigation schedules to maximize the benefits of this extra water, reduce harm to the plants, and avoid wasting our precious water resources.

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