Tips on How to Grow Tomatoes in Hot Weather

Tips on How to Grow Tomatoes in Hot Weather

Hot summer temperatures can bring your previously productive tomato plants to a screeching halt. When days hit 85°F to 90°F and nights hover above 75°F, tomato flowers often fail to pollinate, then drop — which in turn puts new fruit production on hold. The longer the heat lasts, the longer those tomato flowers will continue to hit the pause button. In short, hot weather can delay your tomato crop. [Read more…]

Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for July

Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for July

Here are some basic tips for caring for your desert plants, flowers, vegetables, and trees. [Read more…]

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…]