Eddies Blog

  • Weathering the Monsoon July 31, 2018   Tips for Keeping Your Lawn and Garden Healthy Through the Monsoon Season By Eddie Rodieck Monsoon: Everything in the desert from plants and animals to people wait for it to arrive each year. It represents the glorious arrival of the rainy season that provides plants and animals with much-needed water and people with a break in the ...
  • Spring is a time for blossoming Ironwood and Palo Verde June 4, 2018 By Eddie Rodieck This is the season for flowering Ironwoods and Palo Verde. Yellow and purple line the desert roadways in the upper bajadas and “microclimate” areas around Tucson. Microclimates Ironwood trees can grow throughout the Sonoran Desert but especially flourish in zones called microclimates. A microclimate is a very small or restricted area where the climate varies ...
  • Tips for the Spring Things Around Your Yard and Garden May 1, 2018 By Eddie Rodieck Spring has officially arrived and now is the time you may start to work more in your garden. Whether you are cleaning up from the cool winter months, are planting fresh flowers, or want to work toward a complete renovation of your yard, the warmer weather brings challenges its own challenges. Here are ...
  • Planning and Installing Irrigation Systems for Longevity and Easy Maintenance March 20, 2018 By Eddie Rodieck Irrigation systems are seldom installed with consideration for future maintenance, repairs and taking into consideration future growth of plants and trees.  Employing the right techniques and materials during irrigation installation will add longevity and ease of maintenance for future repairs. Here are a few pointers when it comes to installing new irrigation systems ...
  • When and How to Prune Back Plants in the Sonoran Desert February 23, 2018 One of the Keys to Beautiful Landscaping By Eddie Rodieck Proper pruning is a major component to not only keeping your plants healthy but also to ensuing your landscaping stays beautiful. Like many things in life, there is a proper time and standard for pruning plants that helps them to thrive and look their very best. Seasonal Pruning Now ...
  • Keys to a Beautiful and Healthy Winter Wonderland in Your Yard December 22, 2017 By Eddie Rodieck After a long summer and lingering heat in the fall, winter has finally arrived in Tucson! Here are a few things you will want to keep in mind as we enjoy the cooler temperatures of the winter season. Frost Damage Your plants may be starting to show some signs of discoloration due to the cold ...
  • The Best Landscape Designs Require a Vision for the Future October 18, 2017 Things to consider before breaking ground on your outdoor dream By Eddie Rodieck One of the most important things you can do before installing or revamping your landscape design is to think about your long-term vision for any property. There are many items one should consider before throwing new plants, trees, and irrigation into the ground. With ...
  • Trees that Thrive in the Sonoran Desert August 31, 2017 Tucson tree facts and how to care for them By Eddie Rodieck, Owner of Cherry Landscape, Inc. One of the basic things humanity needs to survive is oxygen and trees are responsible for the vast majority of what we breathe every day. There are roughly 3 trillion trees on the planet covering about 30% of the land ...
  • Aging Systems and Extreme Temperatures Lead to Plant Dehydration July 10, 2017 By Eddie Rodieck Tucson and other areas of Arizona have been experiencing record highs this summer. In fact, Tucson is experiencing some of the highest temperatures it has seen in the last 130 years. Temperatures as high as 120° F have people sticking to the indoors or rushing to the pool. Unfortunately, your outdoor plants and ...
  • Families of the Sonoran Desert June 5, 2017 Nature Reflects the Circle of Life in Saguaros By Eddie Rodieck We all know how important having family nearby can be in providing protection, love, and warmth. The role of family is reflected daily right here in the Sonoran Desert in the life cycle of the gentle giants known as the saguaro cactus. If you look closely, ...