Nature doesn’t take time off, so make sure you are respecting a minimum set of rules when trying to take care of your garden.
During the active growing season, more water often moves up than it does down. Look at all the big plants, such as trees and shrubs, in your landscape. They’re like big straws stuck in the ground.
All those roots, branches, and leaves are sucking water up from the soil, usually at a time when there’s little rain to replenish it.
The bigger the leaves get and the more flowers that bloom translates into more water being removed from the soil systems.
In case you haven’t made a decision on how your garden will look this year, well, this is the right time to put down your ideas. Either you are willing to contact a landscaping specialist or simply want to do it yourself, make sure that the design perfectly suits your location.
There are many landscaping design specialists out there and we recommend that you pick the good ones, even if the landscaping company might be more expensive than the investment you consider for a DIY.
Here you can find some trends that you can check for 2018.
Give your property more value by choosing a good landscaping design. Either you are going to decorate your front garden or backyard, you must first ask a landscaper what are the best recommendations, based on location, surroundings, house design, etc.
The best landscape for your property, therefore, depends on lots of small things you might not be aware of. At VIP Landscaping, we provide you with complete landscaping design services across Las Vegas.
Our services include:
- Landscape Installation
- Outdoor Living Elements
- Low-Voltage Lighting
You may discover here our landscaping services or read first what our clients are saying about us.
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September 1 – October 31
Fall watering tips:
Because drip irrigation delivers water slower than sprinkler irrigation, it’s needed less frequently. LVVWD recommended frequency for drip irrigation during the Fall is 2 days per week.
The length of each watering depends on the flow of the drip emitters. For example, an emitter flow of up to 20 gallons per hour, needs 12 minutes of watering per emitter.
To figure out how quickly water flows (gallons per hour) from your drip emitters, see how long it takes to fill a tablespoon. For example, if the tablespoon fills in 14 seconds, the rate of flow is 1 gallon per hour.
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Watering times and days for your plants, trees and lawn in Las Vegas can be found on the Las Vegas Valley Water District website. The watering schedule is divided in watering groups assigned to different areas of Las Vegas. This schedule has been put in place in an effort to reduce and eliminate the water waste in the Las Vegas valley. In addition to the regular water schedule, other watering options are restricted or allowed:
- From May 1 through Aug. 31, landscape watering is prohibited from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Watering with a handheld hose and supervised testing of your irrigation system are allowed any time.
- Watering new or reseeded landscapes daily for up to 30 days is allowed once per calendar year. This task must be recorded with the Water District, so you will not be fined.
- Water used to abate a health or safety hazard is allowed.
- Washing personal vehicles is allowed as long as you use a leak-free hose with positive shut-off nozzle.
Container-grown trees can be planted year-long. However, in the Las Vegas desert, fall, early winter and spring are the optimal times for planting. If you decide to plant the trees during the hot summer months, make sure you water them promptly and properly. Different types and sizes of trees require different amounts of water. You should check the grower instructions for the trees you’re planting. Planting Potted Peach Trees: Peach trees are deciduous species that grow well in desert climate. It is recommended that potted peach trees purchased from the nurseries be planted after the summer heat passes. The best months for planting are September and October.