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Unlike other areas of the country, the winter season is shorter in Tempe, lasting only December through April. Even then, temperatures will only drop to very cold levels for a few days, usually in January. The time for spring gardens is between February and May, so winter is the season to put in plants that would normally be grown in spring in other parts of the country. What should you plant? A good Tempe landscaper can provide plenty of suggestions for an attractive landscape or garden that will grow quickly. To get started, here are a few basic residential landscaping ideas for winters in the Arizona desert:
There are many types of flowers including annuals, perennials and wildflowers that can be planted in winter and be fully blooming in the spring. Flowers that do well in the winter desert include desert marigold, sage, honeysuckle and bird of paradise. Many of the autumn flowering plants do equally well in winter. Perennials that you can grow during this season include carnations and Iris, while bulbs like tulips and daffodils also tend to do well.
Plant herbs in winter and enjoy a fragrant garden in spring full of fresh and healthy aromatic plants that will also spice up any meal. Herbs will grow well in a section of the garden that gets sufficient amounts of sun, contains well drained soils and has great circulation. They can be grown in a patch or pots and other containers. Popular herbs that you can grow in winter include: dill, oregano, parsley and mint.
Many vegetables which can tolerate frost and require cold weather to germinate grow well in the desert winter. These include: broccoli, eggplant, peppers, melons and artichokes. Before you begin, consult with a Tempe landscaper to ensure proper growing procedures such as getting your soil tested and preparing seed beds well in advance to ensure that you have a supply of healthy, organic vegetables throughout the year.
Residential landscaping in the desert winter need not be a complicated process. By following a few basic rules such as selecting the right plants and planting at the appropriate time, you can have beautiful landscaping that will provide beautiful aesthetics to your home. The best way to get started is to contact a Tempe landscaper to make suggestions and help you begin with landscaping your home this winter. To learn more and to start a discussion on winter landscaping, contact Corona Landscape today or give us a call at 602-373-9100 to learn more about our residential landscaping services.
Signing a contract for commercial landscaping in Tempe is the same as any other contract. It is important to read through it and understand all the important points before you sign it. You want to make sure you know exactly what is included and if the company is qualified to handle the project. Having an attractive landscape around your business is important, so treat discussions with potential landscapers like an interview process to make sure they are a good fit for you.
Here are three important questions to ask the landscaping company before signing a maintenance contract with them.
What Services Are Included?
Surprisingly, many times this question will not be asked. But it is important because this question will define what services will be provided and will also help you determine if the company is the right fit for your property. You want to ensure that they can meet all of your landscape maintenance needs, so ask them to go into detail about the services that are included.
All of the services they will be providing for your site should be listed in the contract. Instead of just writing they will be giving you landscape maintenance services, the contract should detail what that includes such as lawn mowing, edging, fertilization and irrigation adjustment.
The contract should also include the service plan; the number of mowings and trimmings, how and when they will adjust the irrigation, etc. This will give you an idea of how extensively they will take care of your property.
Do They Have the Right Experience?
In addition to ensuring the company is including all of the services you need in the contract, it is important to make sure that they have needed experience to execute the tasks properly and safely. Here are some questions to ask to determine their level of qualification:
- How long have they been in business?
- How long have their employees been working in the landscaping business?
- Do they have clients that you can talk with?
- Are there any local properties that they manage that you can visit?
Make sure the commercial landscaping company has maintained a property that is similar in size and needs as yours. Observing properties that they are currently working on will give you real-world examples of the services outlined in the contract.
Can We Make Changes to the Contract Later?
A contract does not need to be final and unchangeable if both you and the landscaping company desire some changes to be made. For example, you may decide you want to add a service that wasn’t originally included in the contract. Or you want to make changes to the plants or materials that you had decided on previously.
A good landscaping company in Tempe will realize that changes happen and will be willing to work with you. To make changes, both you and the company will need to agree to it and change the contract, with signatures showing the changes as well as documenting the change so that there will be no confusion in the future.
In short, contracts are meant to protect both parties; it guarantees that services are performed as expected and that payments are made accordingly. Make sure expectations are met for both parties by first asking the right questions and ensuring all agreed-to information is in the contract.
To get started, contact Corona Landscape today – your Tempe landscaper serving businesses in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee and Ocotillo, AZ. We are licensed, bonded and insured (ROC #268146). Call 602-373-9100 today.
Keeping your landscaping properly maintained improves the look of your home as well as prevents disputes with neighbors and local housing association code enforcement agencies. Tempe landscape maintenance is a bit different than most areas of the country, though, due to the desert climate. Taking it one step at a time will result in a beautiful landscape.
The lawn is one of the first things people will notice about your yard. Therefore, you will want to keep it maintained. The first method to ensure you have a nice looking lawn is to make sure you have planted both types of grass. Because we live in the desert, there are two types of grass to keep your lawn looking green; Bermuda for the summer and Rye for the winter. Next, ensure you mow your grass properly. Do not be tempted to cut the grass short with the idea that you will have to mow less frequently. Keep your mower blade high to encourage healthy growth and to avoid stressing the grass.
To keep your lawn green during the summer, water it three times per week. Water in the evening or early in the morning to ensure the majority of water goes into the ground and is not lost to evaporation.
Trees add beauty to the landscape, but if they are not maintained they begin to look unsightly. In the springtime trees are putting out new leaves and branches and starting to flower. This is a good time to trim out any suckers, prune dead branches and to put mulch around the base of the tree. Trees should be pruned after they have finished flowering; in the desert this is usually February or March, especially with citrus trees. To maintain an attractive look, rake up fallen leaves when they drop.
Shrubs soften the edges of your home by adding a bit of green. They need to be maintained regularly, though, or they will become overgrown. In the springtime, feed the shrubs with a balanced fertilizer and add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around them. Since we have year-round sun in the desert, Tempe landscape maintenance means keeping up with the shrubs’ year-round growth: prune them regularly in order to keep them looking nice. During the summer heat, water shrubs deeply once a week.
Perennial and annual flowers add color to your landscape. Perennials can be planted in fall or in the spring. Annuals are planted mainly in the spring. During the growing season, flowers should be watered according to their needs. Most flowers will benefit from being fertilized at least three times; once when you plant them, again when buds begin to form and once more during flowering. As the flowers on your plants begin to fade, pluck off the dead ones. This keeps the plant tidy and encourages it to flower again. When the leaves on the perennials turn yellow, trim the plant to the ground. Annuals, on the other hand, can be pulled up and discarded once they fade.
Tempe landscape maintenance is always a challenge due to the desert climate. For more tips or help with your landscaping, contact Corona Landscape today at 602-373-9100 or send us an email.
The town of Tempe, like many municipalities in Arizona view exterior maintenance, lawn care and landscaping upkeep very seriously.
Think about it: all it takes is one poorly maintained property to reflect a negative image of an entire neighborhood. Furthermore, surrounding homeowners simply cannot enjoy their own home exterior if they have to stare at a neighboring eyesore day in and day out.
In some areas, neglected properties can sometimes present health or safety concerns. As a result, many cities and towns have serious regulations in place that dictate mandatory exterior property requirements.
Still Not Convinced?
Failure to properly maintain your property, including your lawn and trees, can put homeowners at serious risk of receiving a complaint from their municipality, which in some cases, might include a fine.
With this said, unfortunately, a large number of property owners are often much too busy and don’t have the proper amount of time to provide their lawn and properties with the expert care they need.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to this challenge. Corona Landscape is a leader in the Tempe landscaping industry, and we can ensure that your property is always beautiful and well-maintained. Contact us today for details.
It’s a well known fact that cities like Tempe and Mesa are great places to live for those who enjoy warm weather; the summers can be extremely hot, and the winters are not always as cool as in other parts of the U.S.
However, as a result of our unique desert climate, yard design can be challenging for even the most experienced of landscapers.
Arizona’s desert climate requires skilled and experienced landscaping design services that take into consideration the specific and unique needs of this special geographical location, as well as deep knowledge as to how best to implement regionally appropriate choices.
Here are some “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to selecting the right elements for your residential landscaping in Tempe:
- Do select native species that reflect the beauty of the desert and will survive with little water. Keep in mind: in hot and dry environments, landscape designers must configure the design of a yard for protection from the west. In the desert, specifically adapted plants, such as palm trees, are a perfect solution.
- Do group your plants according to their various water requirements. With this approach, it’s easy to use different irrigation zones to water each type of plant appropriately.
- Do tailor choice of mulch to your current plants. For example, desert natives featuring a finer leaf texture will stand out against a gravel They also will grow well when mulched with certain types of mulch.
- Don’t landscape your property with all rocks. While rock landscaping is definitely low-maintenance, various rocks can become so hot from the sun that the landscaping can become unpleasant to be around. On the other hand, gravel can stop heat retention, prevent storm runoff and limit weed growth.
- Don’t overwater. Most professionals will recommend to water deeply every two weeks in the summertime and once a month in the winter.
At Corona Landscape, we provide landscape installation services that include turf, rocks, trees, shrubs, plants, irrigation (sprinklers and drip systems), pavers, low voltage lighting and more. Contact us today for details about your residential landscaping in Tempe needs.
One aspect of a landscaping program that often gets overlooked is the seasonal cleanup. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of this routine task, but regular cleanup efforts throughout the year are essential in order to keep the lawn and property looking its best. In addition, this serves as a sort of “checkup” for your landscaping, as it is an opportunity for any potential problems to be detected and addressed before they progress into a bigger issue.
What exactly does a seasonal cleanup entail? That varies somewhat depending on the time of year. One of the basic tasks for a cleanup at any time is to clean all plant beds and remove leaves and other debris that may have gathered up during the last few months. In spring, we also remove any dead foliage remaining from winter, and clean the eaves.
In fall, we clear off all turf areas, cut weeds and also perform any necessary raking. In addition, we take care of the fertilizing and granite refresh tasks at the same time.
Don’t risk letting your lawn’s health and appearance suffer. Make sure seasonal cleanups are a regular part of your landscape maintenance routine.
Contact Corona Landscape to arrange for your seasonal yard cleanup in Tempe.
Like all other living creatures, plants need water in order to survive. While many types of plants that thrive in the Arizona climate can subsist with relatively moderate amounts of water, it is still critical that they receive a sufficient amount of water on a consistent basis.
Businesses that invest in creating a beautiful landscaping arrangement for their property want to do everything possible to ensure this plant life endures and thrives, while also remaining healthy. An effective irrigation system is the key to achieving that goal.
Commercial irrigation system installation is a specialized skill that must be handled by experienced professionals. The system must be designed and installed in exactly the right manner, so the entire system works together seamlessly.
If an irrigation system isn’t installed properly, it could operate in a way that wastes valuable water and other resources. Just as important, an ineffective system could put the health of the plant life in jeopardy.
We have years of experience installing all types of irrigation systems, ranging from basic to complex. We know how important proper water distribution is to your lawn, shrubs and other plants so we will handle every step of the process with painstaking care.
Contact Corona Landscape to discuss your commercial irrigation system installation needs.
For a company that owns any type of exterior property, landscaping is something they must consider. This is the first thing that visitors and potential clients will see when arriving at the building, and it needs to make a good first impression.
If a business doesn’t have someone on staff with the time and knowhow to oversee the landscaping tasks, it will be necessary to enlist the help of a landscaping company. Even a low-maintenance landscape design will still need occasional care.
Every business is different, and they each have specific landscaping needs. The type of landscaping services a company will need will depend in large part on their facilities and the property that surrounds them. The vision and goals they have for their property will also be an important factor. Some companies want an impressive, elaborate landscaping design, while others just want something that looks neat and healthy.
Corona Landscape can custom-design a landscaping plan with the individual needs of that particular business in mind. We will then provide the ongoing, routine care and maintenance needed to ensure that the property always looks its best. This will help ensure that the firm presents a pleasant appearance and provides a comfortable environment for visitors and employees.
Find out why we are the top local landscaper for businesses in the Tempe area.
For any type of business, sticking to a budget is a top priority. This is even more important for smaller companies, where every type of expenditure is a financial decision that must be carefully evaluated. At the same time, a small or growing business must make an effort to establish a good image and present a professional appearance to potential customers.
A big part of the image a business presents involves its properties and facilities. If the property looks well-maintained, that sends a message that the company cares enough to pay attention to these details. A neglected property, on the other hand, can be a red flag to visitors that things may be neglected or falling through the cracks.
Corona Landscape serves many small business customers, and we understand their challenges. We strive to help these firms achieve two important goals: maintaining a professional image while also keeping expenses under control.
We can tailor our landscaping plan to accommodate a business’ needs and budget. We work with our clients to develop a plan that achieves all of their goals, while ensuring their property
Contact us at Corona Landscape today to discuss our small business landscaping services.
At Corona Landscape, we have talented designers who can create a landscaping arrangement plan that is customized with your particular business in mind. We aim to help ensure your company presents the best possible image by making a great impression to visitors who arrive at your facilities. At the same time, we design this landscape plan to align with your company’s image and personality. That means you present a consistent, familiar appearance that customers and local residents can recognize and appreciate.
Of course, designing your landscaping arrangement is just the first step. That’s the initial phase of an ongoing process in which we provide continuous care and attention to these plants and trees, so they can continue to thrive and look beautiful.
Chances are, you don’t have someone on staff who specializes in landscaping design and maintenance. Fortunately, this is our area of expertise. We have been providing the most reliable and trusted commercial landscaping services to businesses throughout the region for many years. We are proud of the great reputation we have worked so hard to earn, and we don’t take the responsibility entrusted to us by our clients lightly. We understand your property and business reputation are both very important to you, and we strive to always exceed your expectations.
Corona Landscape is your best solution for commercial landscaping in Tempe.