Pacheco Gardening and Landscaping Services

Taking care of your trees in the heat of summer

Tree in summer

Trees are usually the foundation of any landscape design and their value cannot be emphasized enough. In addition to beautifying our landscape, they provide focal points in the design, shade for the property, energy savings, habitat for birds and wildlife and can increase the value of your property.

In addition to these important roles, trees are also the largest, slowest growing and most expensive plant material in your landscape and as such need to be cared for properly to maintain their health and well-being. Especially during the heat of summer.

As water resources continue to be restricted, many of us have been forced to prioritize what plant material receives it and what material is allowed to dry out and die. With trees being expensive and slow growing, you should make sure they receive as much of the available water as possible. Lawns can be established and rooted in a manner of weeks, but trees can take years to reach maturity.

    In addition to making sure they receive adequate water, there are other things you can do to relieve some of the stress of the summer heat
  • Properly prune your trees – proper pruning techniques will reduce the canopy of a tree without adding stress.
  • Thinning the canopy of a tree reduces the drag caused by wind and will help prevent wind damage and broken limbs
  • Clear away shrubs and brush under trees –
  • Eliminating the competition for resources will allow the tree to obtain as much nourishment and moisture from the soil as is available
  • Mulch around the tree – adding mulch will help the soil retain as much moisture as possible and helps reduce moisture loss through evaporation
  • The mulch should be three inches deep but should not touch the trunk of the tree or the root collar or root flares.
  • Water deeply and slowly – prevent lost water through excessive run-off
  • Rule of thumb is 10 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter per watering
  • Water in the evening, at night or early morning – watering during the heat of the day promotes evaporation

Welcome to Pacheco Gardening and Landscape Services

Quality Arizona Landscaping
Although the name may be new, you have known and trusted us 
for almost 10 years.

On July 1, 2014 Pacheco Brothers Gardening of Arizona became Pacheco Gardening and Landscape Services under the ownership of Mark and George Pacheco.

Our goal with this new naming and branding is more than just a face lift and a name change. While we’re still a strong, solid company, backed by over 35 years of experience, we wanted to be able to respond to the needs of our customers on a more regional level with our expertise focused on the Arizona market.

The faces you’ll see are the same, the leadership hasn’t changed and our goal hasn’t changed. Our mission continues to be to provide ultimate customer satisfaction through quality landscape services.

If we’re currently serving your landscape needs, thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service. If you’re just finding us now, we’re confident we can provide you with a quality product at a fair price.

Call us today at (480) 882-9553

Thank you!
Mark Pacheco
Pacheco Gardening and Landscape Services

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