Homeowner Maintenance & Responsibilities


Homeowner Responsibilities

When our work is done your landscape will look fantastic, and with proper maintenance and care it can stay that way for years to come. There are a few things you will be responsible for to keep your landscape looking great, and we’ve provided an easy checklist for you below.

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Maintaining Your Yard

Trimming your bushes and trees, weed and pest control, feeding your plants, seasonal adjustments to your lighting timer.

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Managing Your Irrigation and Drip Lines

We set your irrigation and drip lines when we leave based on the season. You’ll be responsible for making seasonal adjustments and ensuring your irrigation systems are operating properly according to conditions.

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Pool Maintenance

Sweeping and cleaning, maintaining chemical and pH balance and good filtration.

With proper maintenance and care as described here, your landscape will stay looking beautiful for years. You want that and we want that, so it’s important these are all handled regularly.

It can be a lot of work, so if you’d like to hire a service to help with any of these we’ll be happy to provide a recommendation. Most homeowners hire a weekly pool service, if you choose to go that route we’d recommend Super Blue Pools at (623) 239-3962.

Maintenance & Care: Tips and Resources

Here we’ve compiled useful information for the upkeep and maintenance of your landscape.

This information is intended as a guide. Please note these resources are not within control of Straight Line Landscape, and by clicking any of these you’ll be taken to another website.

While these should be helpful for informational purposes, we take no responsibility for the content on these sites.

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Landscape Watering by the Numbers

Landscape Watering by the Numbers, with plant and lawn watering guides for the Arizona Desert, published by Water – Use It Wisely.

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Desert Lawn Care

Desert Lawn Care, for maintaining a healthy, beautiful and water-efficient lawn, published by PHX Water Smart.


Cactus and Succulent Care for Beginners

Cactus and Succulent Care for Beginners, published by the Cactus & Succulent Society of San Jose.

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Watering Desert Trees and Shrubs

Watering Desert Trees and Shrubs, published by Desert Gardening Guides.


Tree Care and Weather Protection

Tree Care and Weather Protection

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A Guide to Weed Control for Sod in Arizona

A Guide to Weed Control for Sod in Arizona


Outdoor Water Fountain Maintenance and Care

Outdoor Water Fountain Maintenance and Care, published by Serenity Health.

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Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries irrigation systems website.


Fountain Maintenance

Serenity Health & Home Decor Outdoor Fountain Care & Repair. Additional fountain care information in PDF.

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Owner’s Manual

X-Core Residential Irrigation Controller Owner’s Manual and Programming Instructions, published by Hunter Industries.

"When they left at the end of each day, they would put everything away, hose it down, clean up. The ‘other guys’ across the street were leaving a mess, but never over here, it was always clean."


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