Now that the fall has passed and the winter is in full swing in Arizona you're starting to look forward to those milder temperatures that are headed into our direction in February and March. Starting the planning of your landscaping begins in these more temperate climates before the temperatures start to kick up into the mid-nineties. Before you begin to order those landscaping plants and to begin too many new projects you're going to want to take a long look at what you can do during different times of the year in Arizona and climates like it.
This time of the year, the late winter and early spring is the time when you're going to want to really start looking at projects for early spring and summer and to begin projects that will bear fruit in the later summer and fall. This is the perfect time for you to be considering plants and planting that are going to be flowering and offering their best look months away from now in the late fall of next year.
Believe it or not, the coming two or three months are the best time for you to be considering, ordering and even planting things that aren't going to really show up until August or September. If you want to have blossoms during the fall months, ordering them now and getting the beds ready, then planting in March is about the best time for you to be accomplishing these things if you live in a more arid climate such as Arizona. You will plant early in the spring so that they are in the ground for a long enough time span prior to blooming in the fall.
Along the way you might want to consider adding some trees or flowering shrubs such as the Arizona yellowbells or the African sumac to your planting plans at this time of the year. If you plant those during the early portions of the spring time when there is no danger of any type of frost, they will have time to really set their roots well and to get well set up prior to the high heat of the summer months and the very cool winter temperatures so they will avoid damage.
In addition to ordering bulbs and other items this time of year and planning your beds for springtime planting, you will also want to start your cacti inside if you're planning on adding new succulents to your garden this year. The cacti or succulents can be a very brilliant addition to a desert garden and offer you a great way to give blooms while saving water and avoiding using plants that are not native to the desert area. Late winter and early spring garden chores do exist, even in the desert areas. Make sure that you're doing what you need to, or ordering those things that you are going to want to add to your summer and fall garden, now and in the next few months so that your garden is a blaze of color in the late summer and early fall.
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Christopher D Griffin