Fall is finally here, and it is time to take inventory of what should be done to care for your yard over the winter season. While San Diego enjoys beautiful weather most of the year, there is a difference in the fall/winter season and the spring/summer season that may have an impact on your yard maintenance.
San Diego weather actually fluctuates more than most people think. December is the coolest month, with average highs of only 66 and lows dipping as low as 49 on average. January and February also have an average high of 66, but the average lows climb to 50 and 51, respectively. In contrast, July, August, and September have average highs of around 77 and average lows of around 66.
Because of this ten to twenty-degree change in temperature between the seasons, it is important to consider the impact on your plants. While freezes are not usually an issue, the change in temperature does have an effect on your plants in terms of growth, bloom, and overall health.
As with any climate, you must take into account what plants thrive in both warm summers and cooler winters when planning your yard. A landscape planner will help you decide on these plants by considering the following factors:
At Juniper Landscape Company, we pride ourselves on working with our clients to suggest the best and most appropriate plants for their individual situations. Our professional landscape designers and architects can help you become familiar with beautiful plants to brighten your yard that will also work well with our climate. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you create the perfect San Diego yard!