Camelback Royal ViewMediterranean Landscape, Phoenix
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Maintaining Your LandscapePrune all trees so that the lowest limbs are 6 to 10 feet off the ground.Remove dead branches and debris in trees and shrubs and around all plantings.Remove dead and dying plants.Use a fire-resistant mulch material or gravel in planting beds to help retain the moisture in the soil.Keep your irrigation system well-maintained.Familiarize yourself with local fire-safe regulations and recommendations regarding vegetation clearances.In low- or no-summer rain regions, be sure to keep plants irrigated. For native trees and shrubs that are not on a scheduled irrigation cycle, deep irrigate at least once per month, or as needed.Find a tree service in your area
5. Planting islands in Phoenix. In this water-conscious Phoenix backyard, the designer used a variety of drought-tolerant plants to form colorful islands of foliage and flowers in a gravelly area of the yard. Planting in groups of three or five shrubs or perennials establishes a pleasing repetition with clumps and swaths of color. The plants, all sun-loving and low-water, include Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas, zones 7 to 9), red-flowering aloe, ornamental grasses, silvery blue agave and carpets of purple lantana.