It is a little wet outside this morning. We don’t get many of these days and most gardeners don’t take full advantage of the natural moisture. Today is a great day to fertilize or apply pre emergent herbicides as they are going on top of wet ground and perhaps more moisture thru the day will help water them in without having to run the sprinklers. Today is a fantastic day to dig holes for trees and or shrubs. The soil is somewhat softened the plant will be in much less stress if it goes in the ground that is already moist and the atmosphere is damp which reduces transpiration and moisture loss from the plant so there virtually no stress. Perhaps most important, no sweat! Cool cloudy days allow us, me especially to not have to worry about sun screen, big hats, and perspiration. I love gardening in a long sleeve shirt and not having to ring it out or having sunscreen drip into my eyes!! Hope you take full advantage of one of the few cloudy wet days to garden here in the desert. Remember vets and military personnel we are still giving a 20% discount thru today! Good Growin’.
About Jay Harper
I am a 3rd generation native Arizonan and my brothers Jeff and Jerry and I are the 3rd generation to own and operate Harper's Nursery and Landscape Company inc. Being born and raised in the landscape/gardening business in such a unique gardening environment as the Arizona desert, gives us a unique position and outlook on how to be successful gardeners in this area.