If you are wondering how much to water your trees during abnormally dry winter, Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer this question and other landscape and irrigation questions. The Water Authority offers FREE personalized email consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices. Simply e-mail: AskAnExpert@abcwua.org and include pictures of your yard, plants and irrigation system when sending in questions.
A NEW Landscape Maintenance contract was put out for bid in February. Previous contracts had the maintenance being done on a five-week rotation. Five weeks proved to be too long between treatments. Weeds were large and plentiful and shrubs grew out over the sidewalks. The new contract calls for a three-week rotation during the growing season (March through October) and a five-week rotation during the non-growing season (November to February). Based upon this summer’s results, three weeks provides ample time for the crew to address the weeds and shrubs and keep the HOA looking good. With the weeds and shrubs not growing during the winter, the crew should be able to maintain the property on the five-week schedule with less cost to the HOA.Continue reading