The number of the month is 100! Things really start changing in the gardens of Tucson once our temperatures permanently drop below this number, which should be happening soon. Get ready to let the dirt fly with Civano Nursery’s guide to September gardening in the low desert!
August is often a wet month in Southern Arizona, but don’t pack away your garden hose just yet. It’s time to get our hot and sunny gardens ready for the upcoming fall frenzy!
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Provide afternoon shade or a piece of shadecloth on the plant’s south- and west-facing sides for the first summer to keep them from sunburning as they get established
The heat is upon us, and dusty, dry winds are making everything thirsty. June may not be Arizona’s favorite month in the garden, but knowing which chores to do and which to avoid this month can make all the difference. Learn what you can do to help Dad in the garden this month, or what you can do to keep your own garden thriving through the summer with Civano Nursery’s list of garden tasks for June.
Also known as genista broom moth, the sophora worm commonly rears its hungry head this time of year. The damage that this critter leaves behind is often noticed before the culprit is caught in action, but you can catch them early and mitigate the damage if you know what to look for.
Whether you’re looking for ways to help mom out in her garden on Mother’s Day, or just hoping to set your own garden up for summer survival, this month is sure to keep you busy outdoors! There are plenty of blooming beauties we can still plant before the heat of summer comes on, our fruits and veggies are ripening, and we’re stepping up watering frequency to keep many of our garden plants happy. Here is Civano Nursery’s gardening list for May!
Ocotillo fencing is a popular design element here in the arid southwest, where its rustic appearance accentuates our very unique sense of space and style. If you’ve been wanting to try ocotillo fencing in your own garden but have questions about how it works, this blog post is for you! Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about ocotillo fencing.
Things will be heating up soon enough, so enjoy the cool mornings and breezy evenings while they last! There’s no shortage of things to do in the garden this month, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Many of this month’s chores revolve around completing winter clean-up and preparing for the summer. Some plants need a dose of fertilizer to keep them growing strong, insect populations need to be monitored, and watering schedules should be evaluated to make sure your plants are getting enough water as the temperatures continue to rise.