Caring For Your Plants During The Summer Months

Remember, summer will take its toll on you and your plants!

Planting during the dog days of summer is not ideal. You need to learn to “beat the heat” and, with some TLC, your plants will grow this time of year. Remember to work according to the specific variety you are trying to plant/protect.
As with most yard projects, you need to plan ahead! Watch your local weather and plan your “gardening days” accordingly. Try landscaping on an overcast day or perhaps just after it has finished raining. Your plants won’t have to compete with the scorching sun to absorb the water. Three days of drip irrigation in the early morning or late evening will keep your plants happy and healthy in the summer sun.

Remember, we are happy to come out and set-up your summer schedule and complete the annual maintenance on your irrigation system.

Are purple leaf plums edible?

Purple leaf plum tree is a deciduous tree that is shedding its leaves annually. It is also known as cherry plum. This tree grows nicely in cool to moderate climates. However, it does very well in the hot, dry Las Vegas desert area if it is watered regularly. Following the water schedule imposed by the Las Vegas Valley Water District will keep your purple plum tree blooming and will provide tasty fruits edible for humans. The fruit is of plum family, but smaller than the plums you find at the grocery store. They are juicy and sweet at first, than they become a bit sour as you get closer to the pit. The skin is sour too.

The purple leaf plum tree is one of the first trees to bloom in the spring and its beautiful light pink flowers brighten the warm spring days.

Summer Watering Schedule

Summer watering schedule is in effect for the Las Vegas valley during the months of May, June, July and August. All watering zones have Monday thru Saturday assigned for watering. However, landscape watering is prohibited from 11:00AM to 7:00PM during the summer months, May 1st to August 31st. Sprinkler watering is prohibited on Sundays. Watering with a handheld hose is allowed at any time.

Visit the Las Vegas Valley Water District website for more details.

Artificial or Natural Turf?

We say artificial turf is a better option than grass for your back or front-yard if you live in the desert.

You can choose from a large variety of artificial grass of different tones of green, height, material, etc. Artificial turf doesn’t require watering and it can last for a long time. Additionally, it is low maintenance.

If you like walking or jogging, you probably noticed that artificial grass is installed alongside winding sidewalks and public spaces, in some neighborhoods, and it looks very good.

Talk to your landscaper if you’re undecided about which option is best for you.

Trimming Palm Trees

Palm trees have grown in the wild for longer than we have been planting them in our yards and they survived without trimming. So, if you think that your palm tree will do better or it will grow taller if you prune it, you are wrong. However, dead palm leaves or fronds could become a hazard and that is why you should cut them. Remember, the less pruning you do, the better for the tree. Never prune your palm tree for cosmetic reasons.

VIP Landscaping does not provide tree trimming and pruning services. However, our landscapers include palm trees in the landscape designs.


Garden Trends In 2019

There are plenty of garden trends during 2019 and we predict that simple designs, adaptability and sustainability are the main keywords of the year in terms of landscaping design.

You don’t need to be a specialist to design your garden with attractive plants found in Las Vegas and surroundings.

At VIP Landscaping, we provide you with complete landscaping design services in Las Vegas, so feel free to meet our specialists and discover our latest landscaping offers.


How to Water, What to Plant

Watering: Get up early this summer. We recommend watering early in the morning, between 4 am and 8 am. Early morning watering reduces the evaporation loss.

We recommend deep watering as it is the best way to ensure that the entire root zone becomes saturated.

Fertilizing: Use a slow-release fertilizer for containers. Roses should be fed during the middle of the month to encourage more flowering.

Lawn Care: Raising the mowing height to 2.5 to 3-inches is recommended. Be sure to water your lawn with one inch of water per week.


Landscape Design Tips

Finding the right colors between your garden and house, paying lot of attention to the details, thinking about texture and shape, and considering stone here and there are just some of the best ingredients when your planning a landscaping around your home.

Don’t forget that natural materials are the only ones that help you get a realistic landscape. Not only they are durable, but they are also able to reproduce the natural colors that simply can’t be recreated by any other material.

At VIP Landscaping Las Vegas, we provide you with complete landscaping services. So, don’t hesitate to talk to our specialists right now:

6955 North Durango Drive Suite 1115
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
Phone: (702) 423.1944
Fax: (702) 750.0381

 

Therapeutic Landscape Design

In case you didn’t know, landscape design can have lots of health benefits and a therapeutic landscape design can have a positive impact on your life.

Since there is a strong connection between humans and nature, it’s no wonder that people can be heavily influenced by nature.

At VIP Landscape Design we provide you with specific services across Las Vegas. You can contact us at 702.423.1944 or by email here.

How Important Sun Is For Your Garden

Why sun is important for your garden? Well, a very straight answer will be this: Plants get energy from light through a process called photosynthesis.

This is how light affects the growth of a plant. Without light, a plant would not be able to produce the energy it needs to grow.

When designing your garden, always make sure that the sun covers as much area as possible, otherwise certain plants may not live properly.

Also, make sure you provide enough water so that the plants and flowers keep the beautiful aspect.

At VIP Landscaping, we provide complete landscaping design services across Las Vegas. If you have any questions related to this or want to get in touch with our specialists, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.