Whether you are a native Tucsonan or a recent arrival, one of the biggest challenges of gardening in Tucson will be obvious to you: How to water your garden effectively. The good news is that with a few wise choices, you can have a thriving garden and landscape while minimizing excess water use. Continue reading for a few summertime watering tips for Tucson landscaping and gardens.
Water in the Morning
While it may seem counterintuitive not to water your plants during the hottest part of the day, you should always try to water in the morning. This will give the plants in your garden plenty of time to soak up the water they need before it evaporates. Watering in the morning also ensures that the plants are not too stressed by the sun and heat to absorb the water they need.
Add Mulch to Garden Beds
Mulching your garden beds offers several benefits. It helps to keep weeds at bay—weeds not only make your landscaping look messy but can also compete with your plants for water and other resources. Even more importantly, mulch helps to insulate the soil of your garden beds and landscaping. This helps to slow down the rate of evaporation, ensuring that the roots of your plants are able to absorb the water they need.
Utilize Shade Wisely
When it comes to maintaining beautiful and water-wise landscaping, shade is one of the most important considerations. Planting trees that provide filtered shade, such as mesquite trees, can help to reduce the heat in your yard. Ultimately, this can help to ensure that your garden beds and landscaping require less water than they otherwise would.
If you need help selecting plants, designing your landscape, or installing garden beds, Complete Landscaping is here to help. We offer comprehensive landscaping services in Tucson, including irrigation and landscape installation. To schedule a consultation, call us today at (520) 323-8918.