01 Dec 2021
Desert at Winter Photo - Winter Landscape Care Tips for Las Vegas

Winter Landscape Care Tips for Las Vegas

Although winters in the Las Vegas valley can be mild by most standards, winter can still wreak havoc on lawns, plants and shrubbery. This is especially true when the temperatures dip below the freezing point. Use these basic winter landscape care tips to help protect your plants, trees, and shrubs from winter temperatures.  

Prepare your Lawn for Winter

  • Rake leaves and remove debris which may smother your grass or stunt any growth of new grass in the future.
  • Cut grass shorter to around 2 inches in height to protect new growth and to prevent your yard from being a feeding zone for rabbits and other Las Vegas pests
  • Fertilize and Aerate your lawn before the first freezing temperatures. Your lawn won’t use much fertilizer in the winter months but the needed nutrients will be stored in the soil to draw upon when the weather starts to warm.

Protect Trees and Shrubs

  • Another winter landscape tip is to prune plants and trees in the late fall or early winter. This time is usually best for pruning because it is the dormant season for most plants, trees and shrubs. Trimming before the freeze allows fresh wounds to heal slowly before new growth continues in the spring. Pruning also prevents property damage that may occur from strong Las Vegas winter winds and hail.
  • Refresh your mulch to help keep your perennials roots warm and safe during the winter cold. This essential step helps ensure that these desert plants will bloom again in the spring. The best time to add mulch is when the ground is moist, such as after a heavy watering or rain. The mulch will seal in moisture for the winter.
  • Cover young plants and shrubs when before an overnight freeze. Young, newly planted trees need a little extra winter care until they’re thick enough to make it on their own new growth. Small plants, trees and shrubs are susceptible to freeze damage if left unprotected. In addition, all young trees and plants are on the dinner menu for rodents who feast on young plants when food is scarce in the winter months.

Protect your Irrigation System before an Overnight Freeze

  • If the weather report indicated that temperatures will fall near or below freezing in the Las Vegas valley, be sure to shut off your outdoor water supply the night before. We recommend shutting of the outside irrigation value (not just turning off the irrigation timer).
  • Insulate the main shut off valve so that it doesn’t freeze. Wrap the valve using foam insulation tape and a plastic bag. If you have any additional pipes above ground, you’ll need to insulate those as well.
  • The last winter landscape care tip is to remove the end caps of your irrigation system before a freeze. Most all irrigation lines have a screw off end cap in each irrigation zone. By removing the cap before a freeze you will allow any water that does freeze a way to escape without swelling and cracking the lines.


Are your precious trees, shrubs, plants, grass and irrigation system properly ready for a Las Vegas winter?  The expert landscape team at Chicago Landscape of Las Vegas has been helping residents in the Las Vegas valley for over 20 years. We are licensed, insured, and committed to provide you with the best service humanly possible. Before you hire anyone else, we ask you to please contact us for a free consultation for any of your landscape needs big or small!
01 Nov 2021
Las Vegas Tree Trimming Service performed by Chicago Landscape of Las Vegas

3 Tree Tips for Fall / Winter in the Las Vegas Desert

As we transition from summer in to fall here are 3 tree tips you can practice to keep your trees looking their best all year long:


Prune your Trees to Prevent Damage

Pruning trees is often best done in the late fall to early winter in Las Vegas which is the trees dormant season. By removing as many damaged branches from your trees as you can find. The removal of these branches will help them recover from stress they may have endured during the hot summer season.  Pruning a tree can have many other benefits too.  The first and most important is safety.  Removing dangerous limbs keeps them from falling on your home, your neighbors home, and even people.  Beware that However, pruning trees yourself can also be very dangerous. To ensure your own personal safety, and the safety of your property, we highly recommend that you let a licensed and insured professional do the tree pruning for you.

Trim  your Trees to Promote New Growth

Trimming your trees in the late fall encourages the growth and structure of the tree.  With proper pruning, a tree can be forced  to grow into a specific configurations of limbs and branches which may better the structural integrity of the tree. Further, by maintaining the tree’s structural integrity,  you will help decrease the damage that broken limbs and falling branches may cause.  if your tree is properly pruned, it  will not have compromising branch structures. A properly trimmed tree should also not have improper weight distribution which can lead to disaster later on in the tree’s life. Let’s not also forget that tree trimming also helps to greatly improve the general look of the tree.

Boost the Health of Your Tree with Fertilizer

Tree Fertilization Las VegasAfter a long growing season, your trees start to wind down their activity in fall. Fertilizing your trees in fall will help them build up their energy which is stored to carry them through winter .It is during the early winter in Las vegas that you get your last and best chance  to fertilize your trees with a hearty, growth-promoting fertilizer. Although, you won’t see any growth above ground during winter, your trees roots never stop growing. By providing your trees with the helping hand of a rich fertilizer you allow your trees to get the most out of the nutrients in the soil as they focus on root growth in the spring. It is extremely important that you only use fertilizers that do not contain nutrients that stimulate leaf growth in the fall.  For this reason we recommend that your consult with your landscaper or local area nursery supply store staff to determine which fertilizers are best for your tree for the fall/winter season.


Get a Free Landscape Maintenance Consultation

Do you need help with the maintenance of your trees or properties landscape this fall or any other time during the year? The expert landscape team at Chicago Landscape of Las Vegas has been helping residents in the Las Vegas valley for over 20 years. We are licensed, insured, and committed to provide you with the best service humanly possible. Before you hire anyone else, we ask you to please contact us for a free consultation for any of your landscape projects, big or small!


03 Dec 2015

Commercial Landscape Maintenance Las Vegas

Commercial landscape maintenance is extremely important to help protect your business’s image and can ultimately effect your sales. ChicagoLandscape of Las Vegas values long-term relationships with every one of our clients through delivery of beautiful landscapes and unmatched value through our cost-effective landscape maintenance and management services, including commercial landscape installation, commercial landscape design, grounds maintenance and water management solutions.

At ChicagoLandscape of Las Vegas we are a forward-thinking, family-owned company that integrates innovative technologies and practices to ensure that our service quality exceeds your expectations. If you’re looking for a full-service landscape company that can help you manage your commercial property while controlling costs, contact us for a free commercial landscape & grounds maintenance consultation.

Our Services

  • Commercial Landscape Maintenance

    Commercial landscape maintenance services to retail locations, industrial parks, business complexes, homeowner associations, apartments, offices, and retirement communities throughout the Las Vegas Valley. We know that maintaining your business’s property is the best way to provide a good first impression to your customers or tenants and is key to the success of your business. Our weekly services include mowing and edging, weeding of shrub and flower beds,  natural organic weed control, lawn fertilization, lawn aeration, trees & shrub pruning, property clean-up, and even insect control.  We will create a positive experience for the clients or customers visiting your commercial establishment.

  • Seasonal Commercial Landscape Maintenance

    In additional to regular maintenance of your commercial property, we also make sure that your lawn, trees, shrubs, are ready for any cold temperatures that could effect them during the winter months. We also prepare your irrigation system with proper winterization service when freezing temperatures are near. And when the spring comes we do a spring start-up to make sure their are no leaks and that every sprinkler head and dripper is working correctly. The bottom line is that we will make sure your commercial property landscaping is ready whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter.

Get a Free Landscape Maintenance Consultation Today!

Beginning with your initial landscape consultation, a trained landscape architect is assigned to your project and is completely devoted to making your experience with ChicagoLandscape of Las Vegas positive and pleasing. As professional commercial landscape maintenance experts, we thrive on solid communication, seamless project management and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

We will tour your property along side of you and you will have an opportunity to share your landscape wants and needs while we offer our professional expertise. The time is yours to help us gather the information needed to meet your landscape desires.

Our Consultation will include:

  1. Initial review of Client Questionnaire from website submission or phone interview
  2. Detailed on site assessment, evaluation, data collection & photos
  3. Establish reasonable budget/allowances for potential project
  4. Procure design agreement contract – (Fees vary based on project scope, site difficulties and timelines)