Summer heat is here and you need to prepare your yard for the harsh conditions that come with it. Here are some recommendations on how to protect your yard this summer.

Water Timing

Now is the time to tweak your daily watering schedule to make sure your plants are receiving the water they need. Never water during the hottest times of the day, you will waste water and money since the water will dry up before it can soak into your plants. Instead, water your plants during the cooler mornings and evenings, so they can receive the most benefits. Set up an irrigation system or sprinkler to water your plants during these cooler times.


Mulch provides an added layer of insulation that surrounds your plants and trees. This layer keeps the soil moist and it protects your plants’ roots from hot temperatures. There are many types of mulch that will benefit your plants and can also add some color to your yard.  A common mulch to use would be gravel. You may also consider grass clippings, wood mulch, straw, compost, and shredded newspaper.


Sensitive plants need protective shade in the summer heat. Their leaves can get sunburned and stop flowering if they become overheated. You can provide protection by placing a shade cloth over sensitive plants and gardens during the hottest part of the day. Your landscaper can recommend ultraviolet-rated plant covers, shade trees, and patio umbrellas to keep your plants protected.

Work with Santa Rita Landscaping to keep your yard protected and beautiful year-round in Tucson, AZ. We have over 30 years in business as Tucson’s premier landscapers, so we know how to keep Tucson plants healthy. Please call us at (520) 623-0421 to schedule our services.

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