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San Diego Gardening Takes A Summer Turn

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

As incredible as it may seem, summer is approaching in San Diego. Like most seasons, this is a time of beautiful temperatures and lovely weather, but gardening in the summer is a little different than in the winter.

Juniper Landscape Company is ready to help you choose the right plants and techniques for your yard this summer to ensure that you enjoy a beautiful, lush garden and landscaping all year.

Summer Is Time For “Juicy” Fruits and Vegetables

Summer crops generally mature faster and require more water than winter crops. If you garden in your yard, be sure to take into account the fact that summer is a relatively dry season in San Diego. You may need irritation, particularly if you live on the eastern end of the County, in order to grow some of the “juicier” varieties of fruits and vegetables

Time To Think of Water-Friendly Landscaping

Summer is the time to think about water-friendly landscaping such as drought-resistant plants. By choosing these plants you can ensure that your yard and landscaping will survive the summer and bring beauty to your yard year-round.

There are a few drought-resistant plants that should be in your yard this summer:

  • Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’. Beautiful purple flowers and lush leaves make this a favorite for San Diego yards. This plant requires very little water and blooms heavily, making it a great bedding plant.
  • Bailey Acacia. The Bailey Acacia is a great choice for trees in a drought-tolerant yard. A deep root system not only taps into available water but provides great anchoring for this tree as well.
  • Willow Leaved Peppermint. This version of the Eucalyptus is not only a great ornamental and drought-resistant but has a wonderful aroma as well. You would be hard-pressed to find a more giving tree than this one!
  • Agapanthus africanus ‘Alba’ – White Lily of the Nile. This evergreen perennial offers beautiful, unique white flowers in large clumps. What a great way to add color and beauty to your yard and never have to worry about replanting!
  • Euphorbia milii ‘Red Apache’ – Crown of Thorns. This plant has a “desert” look that many people find attractive, but boasts colorful red flowers and very deep green leaves. Low water needs make it a great anchor plant for your beds.

Juniper Landscape Company can help you choose the right landscaping elements and use the right techniques to protect your yard and landscaping all year long!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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