Archive for the ‘Mesa Landscaping’ Category

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 10:08 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

XeriscapeWhen contemplating garden and landscaping options for a property in the local area, you might want to think about a xeriscape. They are becoming increasingly popular for local residents who want their properties to look nice, but who are also mindful about conserving precious resources.

For those not familiar with the term, xeriscaping is a word that was coined years ago (most stories credit it to a water conservation group in Colorado). It is based on the Greek word for dry, “xeros,” combined with landscaping.

Xeriscapes are landscaping arrangements that are based on several main principles. They are designed to be low-maintenance, while also placing a major emphasis on conserving water. In essence, this is about choosing beautiful yet climate-appropriate plant options that will be able to thrive in local conditions without requiring excessive maintenance or water resources. You might think of this approach as working with Mother Nature, rather than trying to fight what is usually a losing battle in attempting to get inappropriate plant life to adapt to local conditions.

Despite the fact that the word is based on a synonym for dry, it’s a common misconception that xeriscapes are dry, barren spaces. It is possible to create a xeriscape area that looks lush, healthy and thriving while still adhering to the core tenets of the landscaping approach.

The key is to select plant varieties that are conducive to the local conditions. This would often involve taking local weather conditions and rainfall trends into account. There are plenty of options that would work, ranging from an assortment of vines and herbs to flowers like daisies and daffodils. You can also use various exotic grasses and drought tolerant plants to help fill out the space. You would want to arrange the layout so that the plants requiring the most water and maintenance are closest to the living or gathering spaces, where they will be most prominent and noticeable.

While plant selection is the first step, smart tactics can also help in avoiding water waste. This would include the strategic use of mulching, along with efficient, well-designed irrigation systems. Using composted materials and carefully chosen barks for mulch can also help encourage water conservation and reduce moisture loss from the soil.

To create an impressive xeriscape that will look amazing while also thriving in the local climate, you need to enlist the help of a landscaping company that is familiar with the local environment of Mesa, Chandler and the surrounding areas. Corona Landscape has been providing landscaping services to local residents and businesses for a long time, and we can create a unique and beautiful xeriscape for your property.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Commercial Landscaping Service You Can Trust When searching for a commercial landscaper, you want to select a firm that you can trust to maintain and protect your property with the utmost care. They will be responsible for resources that are valuable to your business, and that convey your company’s professional image.

This may not be an easy decision for you, especially if you haven’t used a landscaping contractor before. (Or worse, if you have and were disappointed with the results.) That’s why we strive to deliver results that will leave you impressed, and help you feel confident that you have chosen wisely.

We respect our customers, and also respect their time and money. Our landscaping plans are always designed to help our clients save time and money. Conserving water and energy is a top priority for us, because we realize our customers have budget constraints to consider. Of course, conserving natural resources is also very important to us.

You trust us with your property (and, by extension, your business’ image). That’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We know your professional reputation is important to you, and we feel the same way. That’s why we are dedicated to upholding the positive reputation we have worked so hard to earn in this area. Our business is based on a foundation of trust and commitment. You need someone reliable and dependable, and we will provide quality services and deliver what we promise.

Corona Landscape is a leader in the local commercial landscaping industry, and we serve customers throughout the Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert areas and the surrounding regions.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Commercial Landscapes Put a Great Face on Your BusinessTrees and plants may have nothing to do with your actual business operations and may not relate to your industry, but they can still have an impact on your professional success.

The grounds surrounding your property are often the first glimpse that people get of your business. As you know, any type of first impression is a lasting and memorable one, so you want this view to send a positive message right from the start.

Just like homes, business properties can also have curb appeal. In this situation, though, you aren’t trying to impress potential buyers. Rather, you are trying to convey a professional image to customers, visitors and important business contacts. They will see that you care about appearances and take pride in your business.

If your landscaping is neglected or inadequate, it sends a message (if only subconsciously) to visitors that you don’t care enough to pay attention to your property. This in turn makes them wonder if you will devote the same inadequate level of care and attention to other aspects of their business. This could possibly also make people wonder if cash flow is so poor that you cannot afford to properly maintain your land.

Obviously, these are all things you want to avoid. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to ensure your property makes the right first impression. You may not have the resources or experienced personnel to maintain full-time landscaping staff, but that won’t be obvious to visitors when you let Corona Landscape handle your commercial landscaping needs.

We offer a variety of services for businesses in Mesa, Tempe and the surrounding areas. This can include weekly lawn care maintenance, irrigation adjustment, seasonal cleanup, lawn seeding and any other type of landscaping services you may need. We can inspect your property and recommend a landscaping plan and schedule tailored specifically for your individual needs, budget and property characteristics. Of course, we can also quickly handle any emergency situations or unplanned needs as they may arise. Our services are also designed with water and energy conservation in mind, so as to help protect the environment and our precious natural resources.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Winter Concerns for Arizona Residential Landscaping At this time of year, there are certain concerns that property owners will have with regards to residential landscaping, and steps they must take to ensure their plants, shrubs and trees stay healthy until spring. Overlooking even a minor detail can risk the well-being of these precious plants, decreasing their chances of survival or at the very least negatively impacting their health and appearance.

While most Arizona regions obviously don’t have to deal with the harsh winter weather that plagues many other parts of the country, this doesn’t mean there aren’t specific winter gardening and landscaping challenges that residents of this area must consider.

One of the biggest concerns at this time of year is cold (and strong) winter winds that can be tough on trees and plants.

This is a time when dormant bulbs must be sprayed and maintained. Property owners must keep tabs on any freeze warnings to ensure their tender plants are properly protected. This is also a time to finish planting summer bulbs, and to prepare for the upcoming growing season. Flowers and fruit trees must also be pruned during this season. Those who have vegetable gardens will also likely plant certain types of vegetables at this time.

Many plants and other greenery in this area have learned to adapt to local weather and climate conditions throughout the year, although they may need special attention during winter months to ensure their survival. Other types of plants may not look their best during the heart of winter, but will usually manage to survive until spring when they will rebound.

Our team here at Corona Landscape are experts in local plant and vegetation needs, and we know how to ensure plants stay healthy and happy all year round. We can keep your landscaping looking its best during winter and every other season.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Water Conservation is Critical for LandscapingFor Arizona residents, drought conditions seem to be a perpetual reality. While the severity and level of this status may fluctuate (and occasional heavy rains may provide short-term reprieves), this is something that will for the most part be a presence in this state on a permanent basis. So it makes sense that water usage is an important priority for most area residents—which it should be anyway, regardless of specific drought conditions. Whether or not there is an actual official drought designation, conserving water and reducing water waste is something that should be a constant priority.

At the same time, people take pride in their properties and want their lawns and outdoor spaces to look as healthy and well-maintained as possible. This can often create a dilemma and an apparent conflict. In many households, landscaping places a significant demand on water and often accounts for half of the household water usage or more.

The good news is, this means that making a few carefully planned changes to your landscaping routine can allow you to realize significant water savings.

One of the most common mistakes that many homeowners make when it comes to landscaping is using too much water on their plants. It’s important to use not only the correct volume of water, but also to apply water in an area of the right depth and width. This can be tricky, as the average property owner isn’t an expert on all of the specific watering needs of individual types of plants, shrubs or trees. Watering too much not only wastes water, but it can also be harmful to the plants and may cause them to grow at an abnormal rate, forcing you to do more pruning and mowing. On the other hand, watering too little can of course cause the plants to wilt or die.

With home sprinklers or irrigation systems, it can often be difficult for a homeowner to judge exactly how much water is being provided to the plants, making it challenging to achieve the perfect balance.

The timing of your watering routine is also important. Watering at specific times of the day helps ensure the water is absorbed most efficiently by the plants and also minimizes waste.

This is a lot to manage, and can quickly become overwhelming for those without expertise and skills in this area. A perfect solution is to enlist the help of a professional landscaping firm with an extensive background in the needs of plants and trees in this regional area. Corona Landscape can handle all aspects of your landscaping routine, including creating a watering routine with efficiency, plant health and water conservation in mind.

Contact us for all residential landscaping needs in the Mesa or Chandler areas.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Mesa Landscaping Healthy til SpringThe climate in our area can have quite a few upsides, and many residents would likely say they can’t envision living anywhere else. However, there are a few unique challenges that our particular weather patterns can create. This is especially true in the heart of winter, when many areas in the region can experience weather that is an extreme contrast to the blazing hot environment we experience for most of the year.

While this change in the normal weather conditions we enjoy for much of the year may simply be annoying to us humans, it can be stressful and perhaps even dangerous to trees, flowers and other parts of your landscaping arrangement.

It’s important to be proactive and plan ahead for how you will care for and protect your garden and plants during the colder season. Waiting too long or failing to take sufficient steps to protect your plants and foliage will put their health and longevity at risk.

Obviously, you want to ensure that your greenery doesn’t suffer any stress or damage when the weather conditions change, and you also want to avoid the worst-case scenario of them not surviving until spring.

Shrubs and other types of greenery need to be cared for properly in preparation for winter. Winds can be an especially big threat to delicate plants and trees, particularly the cold winds that Mother Nature likes to inflict upon the area in winter.

Fragile trees and plants need to be well-protected from winter weather, which can involve a variety of tactics. In some cases, certain items may even need to be relocated indoors or to an area where they can be protected from the winter elements.

Enacting a winter-protection plan for your precious trees and plants takes know-how and experience. If you don’t feel confident about your abilities in this area, we can help. Corona Landscape specializes in all aspects of year-round Mesa landscaping programs, and we can help make sure the green elements of your property are cared for this winter so they can be ready to thrive once again when spring arrives.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 09:08 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

responsible water usageLike many parts of the country, major areas of Arizona are experiencing drought conditions. This presents challenges when it comes to water (or the lack thereof) available for lawns and other landscaping purposes.

Corona Landscape understands your struggle to keep your property looking attractive while conserving water and other vital natural resources. We know our residential landscaping customers are conscientious citizens—yet they also take pride in their property and want it to be beautiful and well-maintained.

Fortunately, it is possible to practice responsible water usage and still keep your lawn and greenery looking healthy and attractive.

Our expertise in Mesa are landscaping allows us to suggest the perfect lawn and garden options for your property and our local climate. We can create a beautiful outdoor environment consisting of plants and flowers that can thrive in this environment, using minimal water resources. We use turf, rocks, lighting, pavers and other accessories to give your yard a more exciting look without requiring additional water supplies.

In addition, we can also design and install an irrigation system that uses water as efficiently as possible, recycling whenever feasible and keeping waste to a minimum.

To discuss Mesa residential landscaping solutions that provide the look you want while conserving the precious water we all need, contact Corona Landscape.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 10:08 AM
posted by Ed Bambauer

mesa landsapingAll businesses need to keep a close watch on their bottom line. Any sort of expense must be weighed and monitored carefully. At Corona Landscape, we realize that for businesses in need of commercial landscaping, the cost of these services isn’t something you take lightly.

Commercial landscaping often presents a quandary: you want your facilities to look attractive and adorned with healthy greenery and vegetation, yet at the same time you need to be financially prudent. Your tenants and clients expect properties that are well-maintained, yet they also count on you to keep rent and maintenance costs reasonable.

We aim to help you achieve both goals. Our reputation for meticulous landscaping is well known in the area, and we are proud to have earned that good name through dedication and hard work. We have great respect for our clients and their properties—as well as their budgets. That is why we always aim to ensure our costs are fair and affordable.

Our professional teams work quickly and efficiently, which helps to keep your costs low. We are also well-versed in the latest techniques and tools to help keep your landscaping looking beautiful through a low-maintenance routine.

We believe commercial landscaping shouldn’t be stressful—and it shouldn’t be a budget-buster either. Corona Landscape can keep your lawns, flowers and surrounding environments looking amazing without exorbitant costs. Contact us to discuss your Mesa area commercial landscaping needs.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 08:07 PM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Mesa landscapingOne of the best things about living in this area is the climate. The amazing weather means you can spend lots of time outside, enjoying the outdoor areas of your property. The climate also allows for many varieties of beautiful greenery.

Of course, this greenery needs care and maintenance. You won’t fully enjoy your time outdoors if your landscape is looking neglected or unhealthy. That won’t be an issue if you let us help with your Mesa landscaping needs.

Corona Landscape is a family-owned and operated full-service landscaper, providing residential Mesa landscaping services to many satisfied clients in the area.

Our services include weekly lawn care and maintenance (mowing, trimming, weeding and debris removal), lawn seeding and fertilization, irrigation adjustment and repair, and seasonal cleanup. Our goal is to take the day-to-day hassle out of maintaining your landscape by offering a variety of services and developing a long-term relationship with you. We can provide weekly or bi-weekly service, or a custom schedule to fit your maintenance needs.

We would love to help with your Mesa landscaping needs—contact us today to find out how we can keep your property looking beautiful.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Ed Bambauer

Do you have unwanted plants growing on your Mesa landscape? These unwanted plants are commonly referred to as weeds, and their seeds are carried to your Mesa landscape either by birds or wind. There are two common groups of weeds, broadleaf and grasses, and these weeds can be classified as perennials or annuals. Perennial weeds may infest your mesa landscape for several years, where as, annual weeds will die within the season. The weed control methods you choose will depend heavily on the type of weed that is infesting your landscape.

Mesa Landscape Maintenance Control

If your Mesa landscape has only a few weeds, mechanical removal is usually a viable option and may be the preferred method of removal. Mechanical removal can be completed with shovels, sharp hoes or by pulling the weed by hand. If you do decide to combat the weeds with an herbicide, it is important to choose an herbicide that will specifically target the weed and not harm your surrounding landscape. For example, if you use a grass killer on the nut sedge or crabgrass growing in your Bermuda lawn, the herbicide will not discriminate and kill the weed as well as the Bermuda grass.

In gravel areas, perennial and annual weeds can be controlled by applying post-emergent herbicides. Post-emergent herbicides are specifically designed to control weeds that have already sprouted and began growing. The most common post-emergent herbicides contain Glufosinate or Glyphosate as active ingredients and work by interfering with the weeds growth process. Both are non-selective and will kill both broadleaf and grass weeds.

For more information about Mesa landscape maintenance, continue to visit our blog or contact Corona Landscape.

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