Pest Alert: Sophora Worm

Also known as genista broom moth, the sophora worm commonly rears its hungry head this time of year. The damage that this critter leaves behind is often noticed before the culprit is caught in action, but you can catch them early and mitigate the damage if you know what to look for.

May Gardening

Whether you’re looking for ways to help mom out in her garden on Mother’s Day, or just hoping to set your own garden up for summer survival, this month is sure to keep you busy outdoors! There are plenty of blooming beauties we can still plant before the heat of summer comes on, our fruits and veggies are ripening, and we’re stepping up watering frequency to keep many of our garden plants happy. Here is Civano Nursery’s gardening list for May!

Ocotillo Fencing FAQ

Ocotillo fencing is a popular design element here in the arid southwest, where its rustic appearance accentuates our very unique sense of space and style. If you’ve been wanting to try ocotillo fencing in your own garden but have questions about how it works, this blog post is for you! Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about ocotillo fencing.

April Gardening

Things will be heating up soon enough, so enjoy the cool mornings and breezy evenings while they last! There’s no shortage of things to do in the garden this month, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Many of this month’s chores revolve around completing winter clean-up and preparing for the summer. Some plants need a dose of fertilizer to keep them growing strong, insect populations need to be monitored, and watering schedules should be evaluated to make sure your plants are getting enough water as the temperatures continue to rise.

March Gardening

March is one of the most active months for gardeners in Southern Arizona, and many of the chores we busy ourselves with this time of year will set us up for success through the tougher weather to come. Insects are active, weeds are plentiful, and many of our favorite plants are ready to be pruned or planted! Stay ahead of the curve with this month’s gardening checklist.

February Gardening

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February isn’t just the month of love, it’s also the month of lots to do in the garden! Winter is ending, spring is just beginning, and many of our plants will be breaking dormancy by the time our boxes of Valentine’s chocolates are gone. Here’s Civano Nursery’s February gardening checklist to help you work off those extra Valentine’s Day calories!

Beat Back Buffelgrass!

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A weed is often defined by horticulturists as “a plant out of place.” Plants that are prized by many gardeners can be weeds if they are growing somewhere that they’re not wanted, and plants that many people think of as weeds can be quite valuable if they’re growing in the right situation. However, when it comes to buffelgrass, everyone in Arizona can agree that it needs to go! Here’s some helpful information on how to identify and control this invasive weed on this year’s upcoming “Beat Back Buffelgrass Day.”