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Choose and Care for Your Winter Garden Plants

Winter is in full swing in the desert and Las Vegas has had it easy so far. The temperatures have been generally mild and there have even been a couple of decent rains. To make sure that your winter plants are doing well, here are a few winter gardening tips to last you through the rest of the season.

Best Choices

One major benefit to gardening in the desert is the extended growing season that’s available. That’s because the ground here never freezes completely like it does in colder climates. So, try planting things like garlic, kale, and parsnips to yield a plentiful harvest in the spring.

Tips for Care

Always keep some clear plastic or burlap, wooden stakes, and rope on hand. While the temperature in Las Vegas is relatively mild through most of the winter, a serious cold front can come out of no where and freeze your plants. So, monitor the weather reports and be prepared to protect your plants from the bite of the nighttime chill.

With those supplies, you can build little tents over the plants that are more likely to be damaged by the cold. Before you do, make sure the plants are thoroughly watered to keep the soil warm and moist. It seems counter productive, but dry soil retains cold better than wet soil. So, consistent watering not only gives your desert plants the hydration they need, it significantly increases the chances of a great spring harvest.

If you have any questions about the other options you have for desert landscaping, contact Showcase Land & Care at 702.531.6789 today.

Landscaping on a budget

Landscaping can easily exceed your price range if you don’t plan it out first. You will be so encompassed with dreams of your ideal yard that you won’t pay attention to the price tag. You don’t want to be set back too much when designing a beautiful yard. Here are a few tips to ensure that you won’t break the bank when landscaping.

Plan ahead

If you simply go to the store with no plan in mind, you will likely leave with everything in your shopping cart. Have an exact layout of what you want your yard to look like so that way you will only buy the necessary products. This can help you avoid going through unnecessary aisles that may cause you to add more to your cart. Also, by knowing the exact items you need you can do research to see what stores offer each product for what price. You can ensure that you are getting the best deal for all your landscaping products.

Get a professional

Sure, it may cost money to hire a Las Vegas landscaper but it will be worth it. By hiring them for a short consultation you are saving yourself a lot of time and energy into planning your yard. They can also help you find the best places to get the best deals. Showcase Landcare offers free estimates so you can get some helpful advice at no cost. Also, by seeking professional help you can get a warranty for your yard. Your plant and irrigation material will be covered by a 12-month warranty so you know you are getting the best quality when you hire a professional.

Don’t buy everything at once

If you buy your landscaping products sporadically, you will be more financially secure. Instead of blowing a single paycheck all on your landscaping needs, use a little each month until you have everything you need. This way you’ll still have money leftover on each paycheck for all your other needs. This can also prevent the need for a loan.

Don’t buy too cheap

You want to get the best deal for your landscape so you won’t be spending a lot of money, but finding too cheap of products can have bad results. If you are buying everything at the cheapest costs, you may not be buying quality. This would result in a money pit. You need to invest your money in landscape that is going to last a long time. Spending a few extra pennies initially, will save you tons of money in the long run.

Buy according to the season

Certain products become cheaper in different seasons. For example, lumber tends to be cheaper in winter months. You will want to buy flowers and trees that are in season at the time. When there is a large quantity of a product, prices go way down. Don’t buy something that has been newly released. There is a limited supply so the cost will be significantly higher.

If you are looking for a landscape company in Las Vegas, consider Showcase Landcare. They have professionals that can help you design your dream landscape. For more information about services and pricing, contact 702.531.6789.