April Newsletter | Things to do now…

April Newsletter | Things to do now… ———————————————- – Now is the last time for pruning most evergreen trees and shrubs. – This is also the last chance to prune citrus and ficus and other sun-sensitive trees. Be careful. If you wait too long, new foliage will not have time to fill in before sun damage occurs. As a rule, any area of bark exposed to direct sun for 3 or 4 hours needs to be protected with shade cloth or tree wrap to prevent sunscald. – Thrips begin to appear in Citrus Bloom. Don’t get alarmed at all those thrips crawling in and around your citrus blossoms. The citrus bloom is the most likely place to see thrips. Thrips vary in color from black to pale yellow. Since they pose no particular threat to citrus bloom, attempts to control them during the blooming season should be avoided to protect the honeybees. – There are two general rules for pruning flowering trees and shrubs: For plants that produce blooms on old wood or last season’s growth, prune as soon as possible after the bloom ends. For flowering plants that produce blooms on new wood or this season’s growth, prune in late winter or early spring. – Still time for fertilizing all trees, especially citrus deep fertilizing. – It’s also a good time to apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of trees and shrubs. This relatively inexpensive soil amendment does more to improve growing conditions around desert plants than any other treatment including fertilization. It reduces soil temperatures, runoff and evaporation, encourages nitrogen cycling and improves soil microbiology. – Cut out any cold damage on tender plants as they begin to show new growth. That will be a good indication of where to cut. Wait until nights are in the 60 degree range to start sowing seed for summer grasses. If there is a winter grass planted over existing Bermuda grass, discourage the winter grass by cutting it short and allowing it to dry out before resuming water to summer lawn grass. Grow Land specializes in winter-to-summer transitions, so call us for pricing! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 602-689-2947. We are here to help. (Read online...

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New Lighting Products

Chameleon LED Lights There are some really great new lighting products that our clients love. Have the lights that make your neighbors jealous. These bulbs change color! White and a wide range of reds, greens, and blues from the palm of your hand with your smart device. These lamps can be zoned and grouped with others, on/off timers can be set, and adjustments can be made from anywhere in the world. We are working with a couple different brands of these very cool lights. ...

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Grow Land on The Home Hunter talking outdoor LED color lighting

Watch Greg Rowland from Grow Land on The Home Hunter talking outdoor LED color...

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MONSOONS! – Grow Land can help with these tips…

MONSOONS! – Grow Land can help with these tips… MONSOONS are IN, Big Time! Call us right away if you have trees that need trimming. The winds cause a lot of unnecessary damage in trees that are not prepared for this season. Tree staking and the wind – we can fix it! Call us for a free consultation. The weather is HOT, so please watch for signs of stressed out plants and check your watering. If Grow Land is not weekly maintaining your property, then “check that system!” It’s still a good time for installing sod and planting summer grasses. Note that new grass CANNOT be overseeded the first year. Don’t let your maintenance guys tell you different. Citrus trees need their 3rd deep fertilizing scheduled for August. (Feb/May/Aug/Oct) We use a totally ORGANIC fertilizer. Don’t settle for topical alternatives! Desert trees can be trimmed now, and we provide full tree service – planting, trimming, disease treatment and removal. Check your sprinkler system. OVERWATERING HAPPENS FAST IN THE MONSOON WEATHER! Set timings for this seasonal transition. Remember that soil types and location are important, so call us if you need help. *Note: Winter grass overseeding preparation is only 6 weeks away…..this means it’s time to have us go through your sprinkler system (so call us!) at 602-689-2947. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 602-689-2947. Or Click Here to use online form to contact us. We are here to...

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Tips for Fall

Monsoons still here, Fall around the corner. The season change is coming up. Let’s be preparing now.   Some of our top recommended tips for late monsoon / early fall season… Adjust irrigation timers. Prepare for over-seeding. *Sprinkler checks are a must before your seed goes down! Ask us about our Sustainable Landscape Management practices! Do color change-outs on annuals. Fall is a good time to plant flowers like Geraniums and Petunias. Regularly check plants to see if they are getting enough water. Check the ground around all plants. Consider post-emergent weed spraying/mitigation because of the monsoonal moisture…call us to schedule a free estimate. *Note: It’s time to schedule your over-seeding by calling 602-689-2947.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 602-689-2947. We are here to...

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We are on TV on That Real Estate Show on Cox 7

Yes, That Real Estate Show now has a TV version on Cox 7. This month’s episode features a segment from Grow Land. Greg Rowland explains the landscaping company specializes in full design, build and maintain services. They do everything from consultation, design and installation. All types of design are available; old world, mid-century modern, Tuscan and even barn meets Mexico. Grow Land works hand in hand with clients to get a sense of what their style is and what they want in a design. See the segment here – That Real Estate Show on Cox7 The show airs several times a week. Tuesday 9PM Friday 7PM Saturday 12:30PM Sunday 11AM...

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