Spring has sprung here in Arizona and I’m ready to help you turn your desert oasis dreams into reality. Let’s dive in with a few tips!

  1. Water Wisely, Prep Like a Pro: Before diving into planting, take a moment to prep your garden beds like a seasoned pro. Clear out debris, loosen soil, and enrich it with a nourishing layer of compost. This not only sets the stage for healthy plant growth but also improves water retention, making every drop count. 
  2. Pollinator Paradise: Transform your garden into a buzzing haven for pollinators by selecting native and pollinator-friendly plants. Think desert marigolds, penstemons, and butterfly bushes. These beauties not only add pops of color to your garden but also attract essential pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, ensuring a thriving ecosystem right in your backyard. 

April Planting Recommendations:

Now that you’re armed with water-wise wisdom and pollinator power, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get planting! 

  1. Herbs: Elevate your culinary game by planting herbs that thrive in the desert climate. Basil thyme, oregano, and rosemary are excellent choices. Not only do they add flavor to your favorite dishes, but they also attract beneficial insects and require little water once established. 
  2. Vegetables: If you haven’t already, get a start on your summer harvest by planting heat loving vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers. Just be sure to provide ample sun protection during the hottest parts of the day and water consistently to keep your veggies happy and hydrated. 

With these April planting recommendations and water-wise pollinator-friendly practices, your Arizona garden is poised for springtime success! 

If you ever need guidance or have questions along the way, please reach out!