Contrary to popular belief sunny Las Vegas does have a winter. Snow has happened, but it is not common, what is normal is that it does get chilly, and on occasion temperatures do fall below freezing. We here at, Showcase Land Care Services in Las Vegas, wants to help you, help us, to keep your plants and landscape healthy by offering this useful information on caring for your plants during the winter. But what we want you to consider first is what plants are most suited for the winter months ahead.
Winter Friendly Plants
There are three categories of plants common in greater Las Vegas; these are Trees, Annuals, and Cacti. Within each category there are also sub-categories. Trees contain Groundcovers, Palms, and Succulents. Annuals contain Natives, Perennials, and Vines. And Cacti include ornamental grasses and shrubs.
Trees (Groundcovers, Palms, and Succulents)
Within the Tree category the most common type in Las Vegas are Palms, Desert Trees, and Evergreens. Most of these are winter resistant, the best care for these is to do all your pruning during the winter, because then the trees are in their dormant state.
When choosing Ground covers, if it is color in the winter time that is your main objective, then here are a few that bloom all year long. This list includes, but is not limited to; Hibiscus Single Bloom Red, Katy Ruellia all types including pink and purple, Orange Jubilee, Oleander. Other strong plants to consider without color are Japanese Privet and Photinia. Contact our team at Showcase Land Care Services for free consultation and more options.
One thing to keep in mind with succulents and cactuses is that these plants are native to arid regions so when the winter time comes these will need very little watering, usually once a month during cold season is enough.
Annuals (Natives, Perennials, and Vines)
Believe it or not some annuals favor the coolness of winter over the heat and drought of summer. Common annuals include; pansies, alyssum, calendula, petunias, and hollyhock to name a few, but there are many to choose from and again seek advice from our informed staff here at Showcase. The key to remember with these winter bloomers is that they need to be planted in the fall to reap the colorful reward during the winter.
Cacti (ornamental grasses and shrubs)
Cacti are dessert survivors. They are native to Las Vegas and this is there stomping ground. Keys to remember with them are it never hurts to fertilize, and aerated soil is always a plus.
Another helpful hint for winter is mulch, mulch, mulch. Mulch is an aesthetic and always adds beauty to your yard, but also protects and shield plants. Finally just remember Showcase Land Care Services is here to be the doctors and care takers of your yard. Our aim is to keep neighborhoods beautiful one yard at a time. If you are looking for landscaping in Las Vegas, contact us for a free consultation today.