XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Install Plants
Although native and desert adapted plants can be planted any time of year, plants installed during the summer will need more attention. Try to purchase plants just prior to installation. Plants dry out much more quickly when left in their containers, which may result in plant loss. Water containerized plants daily and, in hot weather, find shade for those plants that need protection from the sun.

Before installation, set plants on the marks made earlier in the installation process. This will help ensure that they are installed in the correct location. It also will give you a picture of what your yard will look like when the installation is complete. Make any last minute modifications now.

The plants in this newly installed landscape may look a bit lonely at first ... but after a few years, the plants will have grown and matured.
Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

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The plants in this newly installed landscape may look a bit lonely at first ... but after a few years, the plants will have grown and matured.

 
 
Additional Resources:
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert
 
 


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