Summer means sizzling temperatures in Tucson, and just like you, your landscaping needs a little preparation to manage the heat. Your landscaper can help with strategies to keep your grass and plants healthy throughout the summer season, but there are other things you can do to make sure your outdoor space looks as great in July as it does in January. Here are some things you can do to get your landscaping ready for high temperatures and low humidity.
Get Ready for Watering
You will need to water more frequently during the summer months, so adjust your irrigation schedule. Typically, depending your landscape design, you’ll need to water somewhere between every day and every three days. Be sure you are watering deeply, as surface watering will quickly evaporate without reaching the roots. Schedule watering for the early morning when evaporation will be slower. Use the mild springtime weather to check your irrigation system for clogs or other issues, so they can be repaired before you need reliable watering the most.
Mulch around Your Plants
Before summer sets in, replenish the mulch around the base of your plants. Mulch will help to keep moisture in the soil and will protect the roots of the plants from the heat. Just remember not to let mulch make contact with the base of your plants to discourage rodents and insects from getting close to these areas.
Remove Weeds Early in the Season
Weeds are more than eyesore in your landscaping. They also compete with your grass and plants for nutrients and moisture. In the summer, with rising temperatures and low levels of moisture, they can make your plants and grass vulnerable. Stay on top of weeding now to keep your other plants healthy all summer long.
Complete Landscaping has been serving the Tucson areas since 1986, so our team knows what it takes to make your landscaping thrive in summer and beyond. You can learn more about all our landscaping services in Tucson by calling (520) 323-8918.