How to prepare your yard for winds, cold temperatures in Phoenix | Phoenix Weather

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How to prepare your yard for winds, cold temperatures in Phoenix | Phoenix Weather
How to prepare your yard for winds, cold temperatures in Phoenix | Phoenix Weather

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Whether or not you have a green thumb, you may have learned that gardening can be associated with a learning curve. “You never stop. You never stop learning. It teaches you something all the time,” said Eric Amadio, the owner of the Amadio Ranch in Laveen. His family has run the farm for nearly 12 years and says failures and lessons are constant. The property is near South Mountain, where Amadio says it’s getting colder than other areas, and it’s even dropped to about 12 degrees in the city, “Amadio told the Arizona family on Monday. His fruit trees were planted, to withstand the cold, but as we are preparing for high winds and low temperatures in our 30s this week in Phoenix, that’s not all. Rosendo Gastelum, an expert at Whitfill Nursery, says bougainvillea and honeysuckle are two examples of plants that do Covered with a blanket and sheltered when temperatures drop to 30 degrees. The nursery on Glendale Avenue has a huge fan that turns on for delicate plants like ficus trees. While there’s not much you can do against the wind, certain varieties need to be Once a year or every two years, that includes palo verde and mesquite trees, and Gastelum says it’s not too late now, it’s done close. The Amadio Ranch is currently all about the lettuce, and Amadio suggests waiting for tomatoes until spring. Growing your own fruits and vegetables and gardening is a pastime that was rediscovered by many during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It stimulates a part of you that is kind of forgotten,” he said. “And if you have any kids at all, growing their own food is just magical for them.” If you’re interested, Amadio suggests checking the planting calendar at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County. Heal the Heartland: How to Help Tornado Victims Copyright 2021 Gray Media Group, Inc.

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