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Happy Holidays and Charity Promotion

Happy Holidays Phoenix

One of the real joys for the holiday season is the opportunity to tell you how much we appreciate your business, to convey our heartfelt thanks and to wish you and your family the very best in the coming new year!

With gratitude from the entire Goodman’s team, Season’s greetings and Happy New Year!

December Charity Discount and Donation

Purchase any service from Goodman’s this month with a subtotal of $300 or more and we’ll deduct and donate 10%* of your subtotal to the charity of your choice, or one of the top 10 ranked charities.

Top 10 Ranking info obtained from Charity Navigator at http://www.charitynavigator.org. You must be in our service area. Coupon value up to $500. May not be combined with other coupons. Expires 1/31/14

Top 3 Reasons to Purchase a “To Scale” Landscape Plan

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What is a “To Scale” Landscape Design Plan?
Some landscape design contractors will provide an attractive landscape drawing for you to look at, however, when everything isn’t to scale, looks can be deceiving. For example, lets say that they provide a design that has 3 larger trees, 2 bushes, and a fountain. It may sound perfect, until everything is installed in your yard. Depending on how large your yard is, it could look too busy or it could look empty. Proportions are very important to understand when you are trying to visualize what your future landscape could look like. Another example is the amount of rock or grass to be used. In a drawing that isn’t to scale, you really have no idea how much rock or grass is actually going to be used. The contractor could potentially reduce the cost on his end by not providing you with the amount of rock you thought your yard was going to have.

Reason #1:
A “To Scale” landscape plan ensures that your vision and your landscape designer’s interpretation of your vision are congruent. If you have strong preferences about the look of your landscape (which I am sure most of you do), you want to provide your designer website and magazine pictures showing examples of what you want. Another good idea is to provide the designer with actual material samples. This will ensure that the preliminary design drawing is as close to the finished design drawing as possible. Most companies have a limit as to how many revisions are included in the price of landscape plan drawing. If you exceed that amount, there may be an extra charge for additional revisions, so it is best to clearly describe what you are looking for the first time the best that you can.

Reason #2:
When you have a to scale landscape plan you will be able to obtain apples to apples competitive pricing for the work. This is VERY important. If you don’t have a plan that spec’s out all the details, you may get lower pricing from some contractors, but that pricing will not be for the same amount of work or materials. It is best practice to get no more than three bids after you have done your research on the three companies by checking BBB statuses, licensing, reviews, and references.

Reason #3:
If you don’t have the budget to have all of the work completed at the same time, a landscape plan allows you to have the work done in stages. This will better allow you to maintain a cohesive look throughout the various stages. Make sure you have the work done in stages that make sense. For instance, you wouldn’t want to have all of the paver work done before the irrigation goes in. Experienced landscape contractors will be able to suggest possible stages and why they make sense. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and really understand why parts of the landscape need to be on hold while others are finished up. It is best to have all of the materials purchased in quantities needed to complete the entire project. You want to make sure that the materials used in the 1st stage are from the same batch, and are available at the 2nd or 3rd stage of the project. Otherwise, there could be noticeable differences in the materials or the supplier could run out, leaving your yard undone until they are able to get another shipment in.  Buying the materials in bulk also allows you take advantage of sales or volume discounts.

Have Goodman’s Landscape provide you with “to scale” landscape design plan for your backyard and receive $25.00 off. Save an additional $15.00 if you get the front yard landscape plan at the same time. Contact us today to schedule a free consultationThis offer can’t be combined with other offers and expires 12/31/2013.

Winter Flowers October Special From Goodman’s Landscape

Winter Flowers in Pots

If you haven’t already, it’s time to put your winter annuals in. What can we say about annuals that we haven’t said before? They are just fantastic, and bring that certain “Je ne sais quoi” to a property that nothing else can take the place of.

If you think of a particularly memorable spot, chances are flowers of some type were lurking nearby. In general, annuals are easy to care for, and are relatively inexpensive for the amount of “oomph!” they provide. Some of our customers purchase their own flowers, lay them out and have us install them, and others leave the choice, pick up, delivery, and design up to us. Either way, our customers reap the enjoyment and compliments from friends and families.

Always plant for a mature size, and pay attention to the flower’s label as to whether to plant in “full sun”, “part sun”, “part shade”, or “full shade” (although, very few flowers require full shade). In pots, taller flowers should be planted Flowers by Fountainin the center, medium-sized next, and then short or trailing flowers. For beds, taller flowers should be planted in the back, then medium-sized, and finally short or trailing flowers should be planted at the front edge of the bed. You can also alternate tall and medium as shown in the fountain picture to the right. To reduce cost, pick up a few perennials for pot centers, or to intersperse in larger flower beds.

October Promotion (expires 11/30/2013):

Never had flower beds or pots installed before? Hire Goodman’s to design and install your beds and/or pots, and we’ll install a full flat of flowers for FREE! This is a $65.00 value. There is a two flat minimum to qualify for a third free flat and you property must be within our service area. This offer can’t be combined with any other coupons. Please call us to take advantage of this one-time special promotion to make your landscape even more beautiful.

Adding Fragrance and Color to Your Landscape with Blooming Flowers

You can brighten the colors of your Phoenix landscape by adding plants that bloom in different seasons. The colorful blooming will not just add a nice variety of colors to your landscape, they will also provide a nice fragrance for your yard! When leuchophyllum’s are in bloom, they produce a nice light scent. There are varieties with evergreen green foliage and others with silvery green foliage.

Varieties that remain relatively small, 2 to 4 ft, are Thunder Cloud (L. candidum), Silvercloud (L. candidums), Rio Bravo (L. langmaniae), and Cimmaron Sage  (L. zygophyluum).

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Thunder Cloud

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Silvercloud

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Rio Bravo

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Cimmaron Sage

Larger varieties, between 4 to 8 ft at maturity, are Green Cloud (L. frutescens) and Chihuahuan (L. laevigatum).

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Green Cloud

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Chihuahuan

Leuchophyllums have earned the name “barometer bush” as they tend to bloom when humidity is higher. One of the trade offs to having fragrance in your yard is that human’s are not the only one’s who enjoy it, fragrance is a powerful attraction for bees and hummingbirds as well! 

Exclusive Savings For Goodman’s Ongoing Yard Care Customers Only!

Send in this coupon with you approved winter lawn estimate prior to the end of August.
lawn care services (winter lawn)

10% OFF any winter lawn estimate
of $150 dollars or more.

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

Paver Installation and Rustic Finish Natural Flagstone Patio Examples

For your next front or backyard hardscape project, choose Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance, LLC. We have been providing professional hardscape installations for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley homes since 1984. Hardscape elements like pavers and flagstone help tie in the rest of the yard’s great landscaping. With Goodman’s, you can be confident that we have the expertise to get the job done right, the first time. Take a look at two projects below for a few landscaping ideas you can use for your next project. Don’t wait, turn your back or front yard into the oasis you always dreamed of before the summer is over.

Debeus Project

Scope of Project:
Drainage, Grading, Plants, Landscape Lighting, Boulders, Pavers, Shade Canopy, Raised Garden, Drip System

Pictures:

Pavers on deck Pavers for steps Lage pool deck pavers completed pavers deck pavers for steps pool
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Tarlowski Project

Scope of Project:
Demo, Rustic Finish Natural Flagstone Patio, Plants, Gravel, Irrigation

Pictures:

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Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s will include an autofill water leveler free of water fountain promotion charge with purchase & installation of any prefabricated or custom designed water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

Phoenix Water Features – Fountain of Youth

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Maybe there is SOME truth to the myth about the Fountain of Youth! Although we don’t recommend drinking from outdoor fountains, we can tell you that spending time listening to, and watching the sparkling water of a fountain is likely to make you zone out enough to recall some youthful moments from days gone by.

Fountains are the one of the most economical and surest ways of destressing, and they can makewater feature stone even the hottest summer days seem a little bit cooler. A running fountain can also function as “white noise”, lowering or eliminating the sound of traffic, airplane and other less desireable sounds. Fountains come in all kinds of prefabricated shapes and sizes, or can be custom designed.

outdoor water fountains phoenixMaintenance is fairly simple, particularly if you stay on top of it. Check the water level daily (especially in summer mths). If it’s low add water. Use a net to clear out any debris daily. Smaller Ftns should be drained & scrubbed weekly, larger fountains every other wk or even mthly. Remove pump & clean it inside every other wk. Use a algae growth inhibitor in the water. Run your Fountain 24/7 or at least daily.

Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s will include an autofill water leveler free of water fountain promotion charge with purchase & installation of any prefabricated or custom designed water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) – Poisonous Plants

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Native to the West Indies, Central and South America Caesalpinia pulcherrima produces thin, flat 2.5” long bean pods which twist as they dry. The seed Pods and seeds are poisonous. It also has small furry looking thorns which are nevertheless sharp, make sure to wear long sleeves and gloves when pruning.

Why they are in our Landscapes: Red Birds are fast growing plants between 6 and 15ft tall and wide, are drought tolerant, take full sun, are salt tolerant and therefore grow well in our Phoenix soils. From March to October, they are reliable bloomers with colorful attention grabbing flowers.

Plant of the month JulyTheir dormant period in winter is excellent for strategic layering. Despite their showiness, it is not a good idea to use them in areas where small children or pets spend unsupervised time (due to the thorns and poisonous seed pods and seeds), or as the single focal point in your land- scape (due to their dormant stage).
Caesalpinia Pulcherrima

As stated earlier, knowing they go dormant does work to your advantage in planning year round color (landscape layering). Plant them in front or behind plants that bloom in the opposite season. They can also be used as an informal, open and colorful hedge or in groups for maximum impact. Unless you cut them back, keep in mind Red Bird of Paradisethat you’ll be looking at leafless, reddish brown sticks during the coldest winter months.

Avoid planting on the North side of your home or where the shrub will be subject to prolonged periods of shade. Also avoid planting in soil that receives a lot of water, or retains water. These conditions will make this shrub leggy and there will be little to no bloom.

Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s Landscape will include an autofill water leveler free of charge with purchase and installation of any custom designed or prefabricated water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

How to Protect Your Home From Wildfire in Phoenix, AZ

prevent-wildfire-phoenixIf your home abuts a Natural Area Open Space (NAOS), an alleyway or a natural wash Fire Abatement, clean ups should be scheduled on an as needed basis to prevent potential wildfires from spreading to your property and home.

In the desert, It takes very little water for Native Plants to spring forth, mature and set seed for the next rain. While a lush desert may be beautiful to look at, it can become a real and very dangerous fire hazard for your family, pets, and home when the heat dries the Arizona vegetation up. Maintaining a 30 foot defensible space beyond your property’s perimeter is highly recommended.

phoenix-wildfire-preventionIn NAOS areas, for the first 15 feet, remove perennial grasses, thin live overgrown trees and bushes. Remove dead branches or branches touching the ground. In the next 15 feet remove any dead vegetation that is on the ground.

Check outside of your perimeter wall or fence at least once a quarter to make sure that the 30 foot defense space is still there. If weeds & debris are accumulating in the NAOS, alleyway, or wash it’s wildfire-arizonatime for a clean up. In most cases, the city is responsible and all you need to do is make a phone call the proper people in charge. In other situations it is the homeowners responsibility to maintain a defensible space. In either case, it is very important to make sure that you are aware of the potential dangers and precautions you can take to prevent wildfires in you property.

 

Month of June Promotion

Pre Monsoon Tree Trimming
Thinning of canopies prior to Monsoon Season helps wind pass through decreasing the chances of breakage or trees going down.

$40 Off jobs totaling $360 or more!*

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 7/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

 

Bougainvillea – Plant of the Month June

bougainvillea-bush-1Bougainvillea (part of the Nyctaginaceae family), sometimes referred to as bougies are Native to South America, but do extremely well in our climate. Although frost sensitive they are incredibly hearty and can recover even when they look hopelessly burned by cold. Just prune them back after all danger of frost has past, you should see new growth fairly quickly after pruning.

Plant in a location where they will be at LEAST five hours of sun a day. They will grow in areas with partial shade but, the less sun they receive, the less color they will produce.

bougainvillea-plant-3Bougainvillea come in white, fushia, orange, purple, light pink and white. Don’t be afraid to prune aggressively when needed, this plant can take it. Just be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves as these plants are thorny.

They can be purchased in vine or bush form. There’s also a variety called Torch Glow that
produces color along cane like branches. Torch Glow is outstanding in its natural form, but also can be trained into more formal and colorful hedge as shown in the first picture.

Bougainvillea have a rest cycle in between bloom periods, but bloom year round. Oddly enough the flower is not the showy part of this plant. It’s the bracts that turn color and put on the show. The bougainvillea-tree-2flower is small, white or off white, and located in the middle of the bract as shown in the 2nd picture.

Overfed and over-watered Bougainvilleas produce an abundance of green foliage at the expense of the colorful bracts. After planting fertilize early in the plant’s second spring. After that, if it is vigorous and colorful, feed no more than once every other spring. The exception being potted Bougies. As with all potted plant material, a regular fertilization program should be followed for best results.

 

Month of June Promotion

Pre Monsoon Tree Trimming
Thinning of canopies prior to Monsoon Season helps wind pass through decreasing the chances of breakage or trees going down.

$40 Off jobs totaling $360 or more!*

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 7/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

 

Phoenix Landscape Maintenance To Do List for Month of June

Turf / Grass / Lawn

lawn and turf tipsPlant Bermuda lawns during the active growing season, May through August Fertilize Bermuda grass lawns with Nitrogen each month beginning late April or early May according to the directions on the fertilizer package. Apply Iron once a month according to the directions on the fertilizer package. Apply one inch of water per week to Bermuda lawns. Once every two or three years dethatch Bermuda lawns if necessary. Only dethatch during the active growing season, May through August. This enables the turf to quickly recover.

Roses

Cut back on fertilizing established roses to encourage plants to slow down for the hot summer. Water deeply as temperatures climb. Hose off plants in the early morning to increase humidity and control spider mites.

Vegetables

Plant Seeds: Armenian Cucumbers, Melons (Cantaloupe, Muskmelon), Sun- flowers. Plant Transplants: Sweet Potatoes

Landscape Plants

agave plant tipsIncrease water application as the weather warms. June is the driest month. Pay attention to irrigation needs of plants. Apply mulch to the ground around heat sensitive plants keep the roots cooler and prevent evaporation. Apply chelated iron to bottle brush, pyracantha, silk oak, and other plants with iron deficiency symptoms. Prune palms when flower spathes show or delay pruning until after the palm has finished flowering to prevent infestation of Palm Flower caterpillars. If palms are pruned in the spring, leave the top five rows of peels so the caterpillars have a place to hide. Cut off spent blooms to stimulate rebloom. Native and imported heat tolerant plants can be planted right through the sum- mer months. They will need to be watered on a regular basis until fall. Trans- plant palms in the heat of the summer for best results. If you have previously had a problem, apply around the base of Agaves a pesticide labeled for use on grubs in order to kill the grubs of the Agave Weevil.

Don’t List . . . DO NOT expose citrus and other sun sensitive plants to sun- burn by pruning during the summer.

Source: AZ Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County, The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance, LLC.

 

Month of June Promotion

Pre Monsoon Tree Trimming
Thinning of canopies prior to Monsoon Season helps wind pass through decreasing the chances of breakage or trees going down.

$40 Off jobs totaling $360 or more!*

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 7/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.