Two blondes were sipping their Starbucks when a truck went past
loaded up with rolls of sod. “I’m going to do that when I win the lottery,” announced Blonde #1. Do What? asked Blonde #2. “Send my lawn out to be mowed”.
So It is summer, why not have some fun with your gardening? If you don’t think you’re having the fun you should be, or not able to enjoy your outdoor living space,bbq,pool,etc. Harper’s can help. No we don’t take in lawns for mowing, but we can come out and help you design and install a lower maintenance, more user friendly lawn and garden for the whole family to be able to enjoy and use this summer!
Give us a call today and we can arrange a FREE initial evaluation of your garden. 480 946 3481 or 964 4909 or stop on in and we’ll get you set up for summer enjoyment!!
“We wanted to
replace our outdated 1960s-style front yard with desert landscaping.
We called Harpers after seeing a great yard they had done in our
neighborhood and talking with the happy owner. Michael came out and
spent time with us to understand what our wants and needs were and
came back with a design that really wowed us. The guys that came out
to execute the design were efficient, friendly, professional, very
knowledgable and capable, and obviously enjoyed what they were doing.
These guys certainly overachieved – exceeding our expectations! We now
have the most beautiful desert botanical garden in the whole area. We
are thrilled with it. Many thanks to all the great folks who worked so
hard and cheerfully in the heat to achieve a miraculous
Early Summer Garden Checklist
applying a layer of mulch to the base of young fruit trees is a great summer garden strategy
Check your water system. You probably need to water more than you might be right now-We’re seeing lots of folks with sun damaged plants from insufficient watering.
Mulch. One of the best ways to help plants get through the hot weather is to add a layer of organic mulch around particularly fruit trees, roses, and vegetable gardens
Check for summer pests, especially mites. spider mites travel on dust particles and we all know we’ve had plenty of that lately! I’ve personally had mites on roses and tomato plants lately so i speak from experience. Depending on what they’re on you can use “spinosad,fertilome “triple action” or other remedies. also keeping your plants hosed off might help.
Fertilize that lawn! It is growing fast and you’re watering a lot-keep it well fed. We recommend fertilome lawn food or all seasons 21-7-14.
If you haven’t fed your citrus, it is not too late-do it now!
Expect lots of fruit drop on citrus-it is in fact called “June drop” They are just thinning down to an acceptable level of fruit. take a look, you probably still have a lot of fruit left-in fact if you’re like me you might even have some you didn’t even harvest from last year-don’t worry about fruit drop.
We continue to get fresh and locally grown SWEET CORN,TOMATOES,MELONS,SQUASH,ONIONS…..delivered to our Scottsdale locations new “Farmer’s Market” If you haven’t experienced locally grown fresh picked corn and melons you”re really missing out! Come by and support local farming and more importantly take home and enjoy fresh picked fruits and vegetables!!
So let summer begin and let Harper’s help you have more fun in your garden this year!! We do hope we can help you use and enjoy all aspects of your outdoor living space this season!
The Harper Boys
HARPER’S NURSERY & LANDSCAPE CO.
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