No question about it, summer is here. It was 106 degrees today, fourteen degrees above average. Luckily I changed my irrigation controller yesterday so my garden was prepared for this record heat. Many folks never touch their controllers after their landscape is installed, especially if they don't have grass. Plants suffer from too much or too little water, depending on the season. Controllers should be adjusted in spring, summer, fall and winter for optimum plant care. I use a guide specifically for our Arizona desert.
"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll