Commercial Landscaping tasks for March
Climate Information for March in Phoenix, Arizona
One of the most important aspects of Commercial Landscaping is irrigation. Over-watering is common and the winter storm season is not quite over yet. Watering schedule need to take account of the seasonal temperature and rainfall variations as well as expected actual local weather conditions.
Average: 0.9 inches
Record: 4.9 inches (1941)
Average High: 75.5 F
Lowest High: 49 F (1915)
Record High: 100 F (1988)
Average Low: 48.8
Lowest Low: 74 F (1986)
Record Low: 25 (1966)
Note: Rainfall and temperatures vary widely within the valley depending upon elevation and microclimate.
Commercial Landscaping To Do List:
- Winter lawns may require once to twice per week watering depending on the weather. DO NOT OVER WATER!
- Prepare garden bed soil for Spring planting.
- Water at least once a month unless rains provide adequate moisture.
- Control weeds while they are young, tender, and their roots are manageable, or before they sprout. Be sure to remove before they set seed. Remove London Rocket and other weeds in the mustard family now to prevent large populations of False Chinch bugs in April.
- Pre-emergent herbicides can be used to control prostrate Spurge and other weeds.
- Prune frost sensitive plants, such as bougainvillea, after they begin to leaf out with new spring growth.
- Apply mulch around the base of plants to conserve moisture and prevent weeds.
- If you have previously had a problem, apply around the base of agave’s a pesticide labeled for use on grubs to kill the grubs of the Agave Weevil. Repeat application in June.
Don’t Do List:
- Do not prune citrus except to remove dead or damaged wood and branches obstructing pathways, views, or structures
- Do not use pre-emergent herbicides in an area in which you intend to plant seeds.
Discuss these issues with your commercial landscaper. Any quality Commercial Landscaping company will have a seasonal plan for these items and should be able to give you a timetable of the services that they will be rendering.
Pest and Disease Control
Your commercial landscaping seasonal regimen should take account of pests and diseases through regular inspection. Sudden onset of the following symptoms lare signs of possible problems:
- Powdery residue
- Leaf curling or dropping
- Plants wilting and dying
Let our experts assess your landscaping to show you how we can help you keep you landscaping looking its best, without headaches and within budget.