Summer Watering

Summer Watering

This is a rough time for our gardens, but they can thrive and look beautiful with correct watering practices. Here’s a quick list of the basics of summer watering. If you’d like more detail here’s a link to “Landscape Watering By The Numbers” the very best guide to desert watering you can find. We have complementary hard copies in the shop. Stop in to pick one up. [Read more…]

Summer Bermuda Grass Lawn Care

Summer Bermuda Grass Lawn Care

Grass in the desert provides an island of cool in our scorching heat. But it also requires more water and care than desert-adapted plants. So here are some water-efficient tips for keeping your turf healthy and beautiful. [Read more…]

Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for June

Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for June

This year is moving so fast I’m terrified I’m going to turn around twice and miss an entire month. It’s June, the plants seem about 2-4 weeks ahead and I feel about 2 weeks behind. [Read more…]

Blueberries Simplified

Blueberries Simplified

Blueberries can seem complicated but they’re really not.  Since we’re in Phoenix and in the low desert, we want to help demystify blueberries and make it easy for you to select the right varieties to maximize your fruit yield.

There are really four simple things to consider when selecting varieties:  1) Chill Hours 2) Zone 3) Plant Characteristics and 4) Early, Mid & Late Fruiting.  This section of our website will clarify the selection process so you focus on just the right variety mix. We call it Blueberries Simplied. We’ll start here with Chill Hours: [Read more…]

Tips for Growing Berries in the Low Desert

Tips for Growing Berries in the Low Desert

Growing berries is one of the easiest ways to produce nutritious home grown food! If you’ve ever found wild strawberries or blackberries you will realize that these plants will generally produce fruit without our intervention. However, in Phoenix certain techniques will help you get the best crops. [Read more…]