Eddies Blog

  • 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, ...
  • Shade and Street Trees for Tucson April 26, 2017 Tricks of the Trade for Healthy, Shady Trees By Eddie Rodieck Perfect for climbing, tire swings and excellent shade, trees can add beauty and functionality to any yard. Although growing trees in the Sonoran Desert isn’t always easy, there are certain varieties that do very well in Southern Arizona. Here’s a few of the trees that can ...
  • Insects, Infestations, and How to Treat Them March 28, 2017 By George “Eddie” Rodieck, Jr. Now that spring as arrived, you’ll need to be on the lookout for insects and other infestations ready to raid your landscaping. Insects and fungi can spell real problems for your plants, flowers, and trees if they aren’t handled quickly and can even lead to plant death. With these tips, you’ll ...
  • Spring is in the Air: How to Prepare Your Lawn and Garden March 13, 2017 By now you should have already pruned your plants to help them recover from winter damage and allow for new growth, but there is still much to do. As the weather continues to get warmer, you will need to fertilize your plants and lawn, check your irrigation systems, and increase watering times. Here you’ll find ...
  • Prepare for Spring by Pruning Plants Now February 27, 2017 Once again spring is on its way. Though the official start of spring isn’t until March 20 this year, Arizona offers the distinct pleasure of warm weather and sunshine earlier than most of the nation. That also means residents here have to prepare their plants, trees, and lawns for warmer weather sooner. With that in ...
  • Proper Winter Watering to Get Your Plants Through the Cold Successfully December 28, 2016 With winter officially in full swing, you may have seen some changes in the watering needs of your plants. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to cut back on the water you are providing them as they need less this time of year. Here are some tips and guidelines for saving ...
  • The key to successful landscape design is knowing which plants will thrive and where October 13, 2016 Considering the Tucson Valley’s Many Climate Zones: By Eddie Rodieck Plant selection and landscape design in the Tucson Valley is dictated not only by severe climate variations from extreme high temperature to severe frosts, but also which plants will do best in the various areas of town. In addition, knowing what plants will do well in each ...