’Tis the Season . . . for Planting!

September 30, 2013

From leafy greens to desert-adapted trees, October is an ideal time to plant in the low desert because the daily air temperatures are more moderate, yet the soil is still warm. This gives plants, especially trees, some time to get established before the frost hits. October is also a good time to scale back on your irrigation frequency, especially for established plants.

Check out Water – Use It Wisely partner Joanne Toms, from the City of Glendale Water Services Department, taking Lisa Haffner from Channel 3’s Your Life A to Z, on a tour of the new Glendale Tree Trail – a 10,000 square foot exhibit of small- to medium-sized desert-adapted trees – located at the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St. Glendale).

Watch this segment to see Joanne demonstrate how to select and care for desert-adapted trees through proper planting and watering. Trees need deep, but infrequent watering. Get more tree watering advice by clicking on this guide: Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert. Contact your water provider to order a free copy of the booklet.

Check out additional tree care videos from the city of Glendale Water Services Department:

Joanne Toms is a Water Conservation Specialist with the City of Glendale, AZ. The City of Glendale, AZ is one of 15 Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water-saving advice and programs.