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Fequently Asked Landscaping Questions Scottsdale by Desert Green Creations Arizona 490-994-1699

How often do I fertilize my trees and shrubs?
Fertilizing Trees and shrubs in March, June, and September. March and September use, Treeland Blend 18-8-2 with minor elements and June or summer months use, Grow More slow release fertilizer. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Why a licensed landscaper ?
The landscaper is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured through the Registrar of Contractors. It is for your protection as a consumer. With an Unlicensed Landscaper you will have no protection, except through the court system. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-emerge Weed control, what is it how often do I need to apply?

Pre-emerge weed control is a weed seed preventative. It prevents weeds from germinating in your stone areas and turf areas. The best time to add is November - December to prevent winter crop of weeds, and at the end of May to prevent the summer crop of weeds. A great time to apply is right before a rain so it gets down in the soil by Mother Nature, otherwise you will have to water it in. make sure you hose off all your plantings after applying. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

What is a good water schedule for my drip system?
IRRIGATION SCHEDULE FOR SHRUBS AND TREES

SHRUBS  
NEW INSTALLATION  
Summer Hours EVERY 2ND TO EVERY 3RD DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR/ 1-2
Spring and Fall Hours EVERY 3RD TO EVERY 4TH DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR /1-2
Winter Hours EVERY 4TH TO EVERY 5TH DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR/

AFTER 1 YEAR  
Summer Hours EVERY 3RD TO 5TH DAY / 2-3 HOURS
Spring and Fall Hours EVERY 5TH TO 7TH DAY / 2-3 HOURS
Winter Hours EVERY 7TH TO 10TH DAY / 2-3 HOURS

TREES  
NEW INSTALLATION       
Summer Hours EVERY 3RD TO 4TH DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR / 2-3 HOURS
Spring and Fall Hours EVERY 4TH TO 5TH DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR / 2-3
Winter Hours EVERY 5TH TO 7TH DAY FOR UP TO 1 YEAR / 2-3

AFTER 1 YEAR  
Summer Hours EVERY 5TH TO 7TH DAY / 3-4 HOURS
Spring and Fall Hours EVERY 7TH TO 10 DAYS / 3-4 HOURS
Winter Hours EVERY 10TH TO 14TH DAYS / 3-4 HOURS

Soil Conditions in my Yard
Sandy and granite soils require less water to wet the root zone, but will need to be watered more frequently. Clay soils require more water to wet the root zones, but will hold water longer so water less frequently. To find out more information about your soil and or have it tested contact:
AZ Cooperative Extension - Maricopa County
4341 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Citrus Care
Most citrus flower in February and March, except lemons these can flower all year.
Watering citrus (flood and let dry out between waterings)
April-September water every 7-10 days and November- February every 3-4 weeks.
Fertilize citrus March, June, and September, using Treeland blend 16-8-2 with minor elements.
Citrus are considered mature after 4 years in the ground.
Younger trees will require more frequent water and less fertilizer.
Ripening season for most citrus varieties is from November- March.
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My landscape project how can I phase it?
The key importance to designing a landscape project is what your desires now and in the future are. I look at the project as a whole and from there look at where I can phase a job within a budget and still can be functional and beautiful. We can phase your next landscape project.
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What makes DGC different from other landscaping companies?
We have been in business for over 30 years.
We show up on time and do what we say we are going to do.
We have detailed bid scope of work.
We guarantee all our work to be installed correctly the first time.
We listen to our customers needs and wants.
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What is hardscaping referred to in landscaping?
Hardscaping is all the non living elements of a landscape. Hardscaping include materials make from concrete, brick, stone, or wood. Some examples are outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, retaining or planting walls, water features, fountains, pavers or tile flooring, and much more.
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Why add landscape lighting to our landscaping?
Landscape lighting can bring your outdoors alive. It will be an extension of your home to the outdoors. It can highlight areas for safety and security. DGC can have your lights come on/off by photo cell, timers, we can add dimmers and separate your lights leaving your path on while all the other lights are off.
Led lighting is the new direction the lighting industry is heading.


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