Cesar Mazier Explains Water Conservation for Your Desert Landscape. When creating a desert landscape there are obviously many variables to keep in mind. In this short video, Cesar Mazier explains how to build a beautiful desert landscape using simple water conservation techniques.
César Mazier, president of César Mazier Landscaping & Consulting, Inc., recommends Phoenix metropolitan residents employ frost protection steps for plants, and be prepared for when Valley temperatures drop to 32° F. Temperatures: Plants are susceptible to frost damage when temperatures dip below 32° F. Exotic plants should be protected when temperatures are in the 32° [...]
Ocotillos (Fouquieria splendens) are used as stunning accent plants in our desert landscapes. These plants develop multiple wand-like stems from the base, creating their characteristic impressive form that can range from 6 to 30 feet in height. The Ocotillo is a great example of the drought-deciduous adaptation to our harsh desert environment. It can drop [...]
Shrub trimming is one of the most common practices in the landscaping field across the Phoenix metropolitan area. Unfortunately, this simple practice can be unjustifiably brutal. The lack of horticultural knowledge creates round balls, square and rectangular shrubs. For many, the appeal of round or square plants falls into the artistic category. But, the end [...]