Caring for Your Desert Landscape

SucculentsIf you chose to use native desert plants in your landscape design, they require a certain kind of care. Keep reading to find out the best way to maintain your desert landscape so it continues to enhance your home or office:

Stick to Native Plants

Decrease the workload of maintaining your yard by planting desert-friendly flowers, plants, and trees. Since grass does not do well in the desert climate, you might want to use sand or rocks to fill in the spaces between your plants. Add some yuccas to ensure that you have structure and depth to your design. Mesquite trees are also great options that provide some shade for the other plants.

Learn the Water Schedules

It is very important to do some research to find out the best way to water all of your desert plants. Some plants will need very little water to thrive in a desert setting. Others need a lot of shade and water to reach their true growing potential. If you do not have the time to water the plants as often as they need water, you might want to hire a landscaping company install an efficient drip irrigation system.

Keep the Weeds to a Minimum

There are plenty of native desert weeds that could harm the rest of your plants. Make an effort to weed regularly to minimize these hazards and keep your yard looking the way you want it to look. When there are too many weeds in your yard, the plants that you want do not get as much water and nutrients, which could hinder their growth.

Turn to Santa Rita Landscaping for help creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape design. We make it easy to find plants and flowers that will optimize the aesthetic appeal of your yard. Whether you want a new landscape for your residential or commercial property, we can help you get it. To learn more, visit us online or call (520) 623-0421.

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