The Month of Love….ing to Work on Your Yard
It is officially February, and if you have lived in Southern California long enough you should be familiar with the fact that spring is actually right around the corner. The last month brought us some cold temperatures, even a few freezing nights, but the days are getting warmer as the sun stays out a bit longer each day.
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End of Year Care Tips to Keep your Yard Looking Great
There is no doubt about it - we are lucky to get to live in the Southwest and enjoy such different and remarkable weather year-round. California is especially awesome in the winter season for its amazingly pleasant temperatures. While the east coast is busy shoveling snow and scraping ice off their windshields every morning, we get to enjoy the sun and all the great outdoor activities that southern California has to offer, like Joshua Tree National Park and Disneyland.
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Get your Yard Ready for the Winter Holiday Season
This is the time of year when the weather is finally beginning to change in Southern California. Some trees are starting to change colors as they adjust to the cooler winter temperatures and others are pushing out new growth all over the place! One of the most overlooked practices this time of year by homeowners is watering and fertilizing. Maybe because of the cool weather and lower temperatures, you think less effort is needed but these are the perfect conditions to care for your yard. The November weather creates an environment that allows for the most efficient root growth (and foliage growth, depending on what type of plant you have in your yard). The weather changing also means that you must update your watering schedule to match those changes.
tips for Lawn Care and Plant Care
The weather is just starting to cool down, that means it is now time to start taking care of your yard. The hot summer may have beaten your yard up a bit, so it needs to be brought back to good health and ready for the autumn weather! October, and the fall season, is one of the best times of the year to rebuild a landscape or start a new project. Fall is also the best time of year to plant any trees, shrubs, and other plants you’ve had your eye on to improve your yard.
Southern California is finally getting cooler days and even cooler evenings. This is a welcome relief from the blistering summertime heat, and relief for any home owner who has been avoiding the sun for months! While we can start to enjoy being outside more and working on our yard, the soil is still warm and will hold onto the heat for a while. This makes for a perfect environment to transplant any plants or trees and get maximum root growth potential and prepping it for long term success.
Any time the weather starts to change, your watering schedule needs to change too! Now is the time to adjust your watering schedule for the fall season, so be sure to change the timer for your landscape or manual watering schedule accordingly. Since we have cooler nights and days, the soil can hold on to moisture longer. This means that you can use less and less water through the fall and winter. While this gives you the chance to save some money on your utility bill, you still want to water the same amount for each watering session. You just don’t need to water as often.
The fall season is when the festivities begin! It is also the best time to start planning and adding new additions you have been wanting to include into your landscape. The weather is finally perfect for your plants (and you!) and gives you enough time for any transplants to be ready for next year.
With the temperatures dropping and the weather starting to cool down in the Southern California area, plants and trees will have the best chance to transplant safely into their new location. With less sun and heat shining down on them, plants and trees will not require as much water as they would need during the summer to establish their roots.
The new growing season is upon us! We are finally starting to come out of the hot summer weather and into fall. We will greatly appreciate the cooler weather and our landscapes will, too. Fall is the time when our trees and plants can effectively establish themselves into their environment. With the changing of the season, there are a few things we need to remember so that our landscapes and gardens can thrive.
It’s April, and spring is in full bloom! Time to celebrate, and it is also time for our monthly landscape and garden tips! Right now, in Southern California, we are enjoying the beautiful flowers, colorful yards and enjoying all the homegrown citrus and fruit, too. It is spring, so it is also the best time to plant everything!