You may be wondering why we are posting this in the beginning of August...well it's so that you have time to prepare for the coming month and you can keep your eyes wide open as you browse the garden centers. Check out, Better Homes and Garden's September Tips: The Desert Southwest, below:


"September Tips: The Desert Southwest


Sharpen your spades and start preparing for a flurry of planting.

  • For best selection, buy bulbs as soon as they appear at the garden center. Most spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses, will need to be pre-chilled in the fridge for 6-8 weeks to "fake" winter before planting outdoors.
  • Plant beds with cool-season flowers, such as pansies, calendula, candytuft, foxgloves, snapdragons, stock, and sweet alyssum.
  • Also plant cool-season veggies, such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflowers, lettuces and greens, potatoes, radishes, and peas. be continued...

Contact us if your yard needs some love before fall comes. Have a wonderful day!