While people in other areas of the country are busy raking leaves and preparing their yards for snow and ice, Tucson residents get to enjoy beautiful weather with minimal landscaping worries. However, there are still a few landscaping tasks that you should plan to complete this fall to keep your trees, shrubs, and other plants looking their best.
Complete Your Fall Planting and Harvesting
With warm days and cool nights, fall is one of the best times for planting in Arizona. In fact, this is the optimal time to add new trees to your landscaping. Fall is also a great time to add shrubs to your yard. If you want to add some color to your landscaping, consider planting some annuals that flower in cooler weather, such as pansies and snap-dragons. Spring-blooming bulbs should also be planted at this time, as well as leafy greens and root vegetables. If you have tomato plants or squash vines, complete your final harvest before the first frost of the season.
Adjust Your Watering Schedule for Cooler Weather
When the cooler temperatures of fall arrive, it’s time to start adjusting your irrigation schedule. While many plants require regular watering during the hot summer months in Tucson, you will generally want to reduce the frequency of watering in the fall. This will help to prepare your plants to survive the winter. You should also stop fertilizing your plants in mid-fall.
Schedule Pruning and Tree Trimming Services
Fall and winter are generally the best times to prune trees and other plants in Arizona. Consider which of your plants will require pruning, and then call your local landscaping company to schedule pruning services. If you have trees that need to be trimmed, look for a company that employs a certified arborist to ensure that your trees are pruned using the best methods to preserve their health and beauty.
Complete Landscaping has been serving Tucson residents and business owners for over 30 years. If you need to schedule tree trimming, planting, or other landscaping services, get in touch with us today. You can reach us online or at (520) 323-8918.