Back to school season is always a busy time for many families as they rush to the store to get all of the needed materials! We believe that education is a top priority for our youth and our community as a whole. This generation will be the most tech savvy in the sense of not knowing a world without WiFi, or technology. Some of us have had the opportunity to have witnessed the transition between the ever so fun dial up internet, you know, the one where you could not talk on the corded phone (those existed) and browse the web at the same time. It was almost rare to see a computer in a household 10 plus years ago.
However, the times have surely changed to a more “high” tech need. Now, it isn’t as strange or unusual to see a computer, tablet, or laptop at most households. A lot of students have to depend on the internet to conduct research for projects, access homework assignments, or communicate with teachers and peers. In a small way, we would like to provide a student access to a helpful tool with ONE of our giveaways! Follow us and “like” our Facebook page HERE to stay posted with the details!
We will also be doing a classroom supply giveaway for a teacher! We have so many teachers who purchase items out of pocket and could use a small ease of burden. We have picked up a few supplies to help out!
Keep an eye out for our give away/contest posts!! We are so blessed with this amazing community, clients, family, and friends! Thank you all for supporting our local business!!
-The La Villita Landscaping Family
- Voyager2 tablet
- 7 in display
- 4 core processor
- dual cameras
- 16 GB storage
- Up to 6 hours of battery life
- Android 7.0
We are heading into Monsoon season here in Arizona! For those who are not familiar with what a “Monsoon” is, here is the definition via Wikipedia:
The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, the New Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is a pattern of pronounced increase in thunderstorms and rainfall over large areas of the SW United States and NW Mexico , typically occurring between July and mid September. During the monsoon, thunderstorms are fueled by daytime heating and build up during the late afternoon-early evening. Typically, these storms dissipate by late night, and the next day starts out fair, with the cycle repeating daily. The monsoon typically loses its energy by mid-September when drier and cooler conditions are reestablished over the region.
It is very important to practice proper lawn care, especially tree care throughout the year to prepare for monsoons.
General Tree Care:
• Just like going to a barber to maintain your hair, you want to annually prune your trees. Providing proper air flow between the branches of the trees especially as the high winds pick up so that they don’t snap limbs, or pull your tree out of the ground. Keeping your tree “trimmed thin” to where you can see the sky while standing under it is the best way to keep your tree as storm proof as possible during the monsoons. The thicker the tree is, the more likely it is to be damaged after a storm. Also be mindful of any areas that show signs of decay or being sun burned.
• Some long term tree care also includes: proper planting (includes depth, distance from house/sidewalk/other plants), soil care, proper staking, and proper watering. These will help provide longevity and proper health and growth of your tree in the long term.
• Keep your front/back yard as debris free as possible to prevent a larger mess to clean up after the storm. Especially those with a pool that could cause debris from getting stuck in the pump or clumped up in the pool that could cause burn out.
We hope some of these tips and tricks help you prepare for the season ahead! We would be happy to stop by and provide a free estimate for tree trimming, and will be available for weekend/emergency tree services during the monsoon season.
To schedule an estimate contact our scheduling line at (520) 355-8746
If you had a chance to read our last post, we went over a few common questions about building a store bought Greenhouse. We decided to purchase one at our local Big Lots store. We had not taken much consideration into the purchase, aside from it is a big seller at the store during the spring and beforehand. We were always curious years prior as to wether it would even be worth the purchase.
Step one: Purchase a Greenhouse
Step 2: unbox
Step 3: Sort parts; probably one of the most important steps for time management. Also, the connection parts are labeled with Letters for easier sorting. (Very helpful!)
Step 4: Follow Step by Step guide (included in box)
Step 5: Cover with plastic covering (In photo, White PVC pipe and overhead sprinkler not included in kit, this was a separate purchase)
Step 6: Anchor down Greenhouse and Tie inside ties to the posts. We opted out of using the stakes that were included in the kit. The area where we live has very hard ground, and it tends to bend the stakes making them counter productive. We decided to use nails with an attachment as pictured below. (Found at ACE hardware, but available at most hardware stores)
Step 7: Enjoy the greenhouse and start planting! It was a very simple process setting up the greenhouse as instructed. The posts are not incredibly sturdy, so we don’t foresee this Greenhouse lasting many years, but you never know! We also decided to add an overhead sprinkler to hook it up to our irrigation system to allow for timed watering. This was our personal preference, due to our busy schedules.
We hope that this step by step set up will be helpful in any decision you have in purchasing a Greenhouse in the future! If you have any questions we would be happy to answer them. Follow our Instagram/Facebook/Twitter to get updates on our plants, what we planted, and see how it withstands! Thank you for reading this step by step tutorial/review brought to you by La Villita Landscaping LLC!
*Disclaimer- La Villita Landscaping was not provided with any monetary income for this review.
With Spring fast approaching, we have had a lot of inquiries for greenhouse projects. Many questions we received were “How much should I spend on a greenhouse?” “Are they complicated to put together?” “Will a store bought version last in AZ heat?”
These are all fantastic questions! Growing up, I would traditionally plant in a garden setting and not use a greenhouse. My wife on the other hand, grew up with a Greenhouse that was one to be envied. This brings us to the first question, “how much do I spend??” If you are a beginner, a great way to start would be a store bought greenhouse kit. Most of them will include all of the general fixings that you would want, and could run under $100 (not including plants or supplies) If you are an avid grower, a custom built greenhouse that is larger in size could be better for you. However, the cost could be in the hundreds, depending on what you are growing and what materials you use.
On top of a budget, there is the question of “Are they complicated to put together?” This does tie into the cost factor, in the sense that it can be complicated to put together, depending on custom built or store bought. The upside to a store bought product, is the step by step instruction being fairly easy to read. (Don’t hold me to that) Someone has already set up the steps for you, those usually include both the build and the takedown if applicable. A custom built greenhouse would not always have instructions if it is self built, or if you hire someone to build one for you. These also are not always available to be moved, that would be a question to ask the builder. Again materials for custom built projects are a factor.
Lastly, the question of “Will a store bought version last in AZ heat.” This is a very good question to ask yourself while you make the decision to buy a store bought kit or purchase materials you need for a custom build. You would hope that a product for outdoor use being sold in AZ could in fact withstand the heat. Unfortunately most products are not always built in consideration of Arizona heat that can get well over 100 before Summer has even begun. That is where custom built greenhouses have the upper hand. You can insure that materials used will have some proper hold to allows for the wear of the sun. Most boxed greenhouses have been designed in cooler climates and can withstand certain weather.
We have not had the experience in purchasing a store bought greenhouse, and decided it was time! This will be the best way to answer any of our customers questions and concerns! Also, some have the family experience in doing something differently. Please see our store bought blog post for details!
What a year it has been! Thank you to our customers for making this a huge year of growth! We appreciate you, our community, and our local small businesses who have supported us. We have big plans for the new year! Can not wait for you all to come on this journey with us. Thank you for following!
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I can have a lawn in Arizona?!
Yes! You can have and maintain a lawn in Arizona with the help of La Villita Landscaping. We offer our customers free estimates, and make sure to go over all options that are available and review maintence expectations. Our overseedig process does differ per client based off of size of lawn, water pressure, irrigation check, and season. We will go over all parts of the process and ensure that we keep up with the ongoing recommend service agreement. We also offer ongoing mowing services to keep the lawn in tip top shape! Contact us today for a Free estimate!
We provide full yard clean up services with some additional services for our clients. We are a great resource for investors, real estate agents, homeowners (in state and out of state). We will provide a full service clean up and/or continual maintenance service that also includes before and after photos to showcase properties to potential clients.
Our continual maintence service is a great resource for our out of town customers who are in the process of selling their home, but don’t want to worry about the continual yard up keep. We keep open communication and go over the best schedule that will fit your needs for as long, or as little as the service is needed. Contact us at 520-488-4982 to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE today!
La Villita Landscaping 1st Annual back to school supply giveaway!
With school right around the corner, and families picking up those last minute supplies. We thought it would be great to do a school supply giveaway for a local student! We will provide the student supplies as listed on the supply list, a backpack (character choice of student), and lunchbox. We thank this great community, and are hoping to make this something we will continue to do, hopefully at a greater scale in the future. Restrictions do apply and are listed below, as with the drawing information.
- Student must attend a local Sahuarita/green valley school
- Entering Grades K-6
- Please enter via our Facebook page HERE
- Will draw winner Friday August 4th at 12 noon to ensure student will have supplies over the weekend.
We are honored to be a small part of a wonderful event honoring our military and first responders.
More details about the event and the mission behind Carry The Load is available on their FB page HERE.