Tag: gardening

Spring Transition to Bermuda Grass

Traci Baker CareScape is our contract landscape provider. They have provided this informative reminder for us regarding grass during the spring transition: Transition time is upon us. When nighttime temperatures reach the mid-60s, the Bermuda grass, which has been dormant all year, begins to wake up. As daytime temperatures reach into the 90s, the winter…

Home and Garden Tour on March 2

Beautiful 100-year old Litchfield Road is the setting for a self-guided tour of seven homes and their gardens. There will be old cars along the street and quilts in the backyards. Join the tour on Saturday March 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $20 each. Finish the day at the award-winning Litchfield Park…

Overseeding of grassy common areas

Susan Knox Wilson To the great joy of all PebbleCreek birds and critters, it’s time, once again, to overseed the grassy common areas. Aeration and overseeding is a very important process for us to undertake, in order for our gardens to look good. The overseeding will begin September 19 and continue through October 9. During…

Kevens Corner

Keven Pauling Plant The monsoon season is one of the most desirable times of the year to plant. Increased humidity and rain helps plants establish better root systems with less stress than if planted earlier in the summer. Adjust Irrigation System If monsoon rains have brought adequate moisture, adjust your irrigation system to skip as…

Kevens Corner

Keven Pauling New Plantings June is typically the hottest and driest month of the year. If you are planting new plants or trees, be sure to water them as much as two times a day until established. I usually set the water to come on early in the morning and then again after 1:00 p.m.…

Kevens Corner

Keven Pauling May is usually the month when things really start heating up here in the Valley, so be sure your automatic watering system is working properly and adjusted. I always recommend turning it on and physically looking at each drip head. They won’t all look alike; different colored heads mean different amounts of water…

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Keven Pauling Weed Control Weeds are popping up everywhere. If you only see a few, try pouring boiling water on the top of it and it will be dead by the end of the day. If you have more weeds than time to boil gallons of water, Roundup works great, but you can improve your…