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Tucson Sod Tips: 5 Plants and Trees that Grow Well in Arizona in Fall

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Fall is upon us and with it often comes the desire to change up your backyard landscape. If you have Tucson sod growing in your lawn, you can easily alter some areas to add shrubs or trees if you want to do a bit of a fall makeover on your lawn.

If you live in Tucson or Phoenix, you are well aware of the unique climate Arizona has in the fall. What you may not know, however, is what plants and trees grow well during this time of year. To help you out, here is a breakdown of the top 5 plants and trees that grow well in Arizona during the fall.


White Thorn Acacia

This tree does not need much water and has a slow growth rate. It will flower in the spring and summer and produces yellow puff ball flowers. As a bonus, this tree attracts birds.

Palo Blanco

This tree can stand low temperatures and needs little water. It’s known for its striking white, peeling bark.

Anacacho Orchid Tree

This is a small tree and works great on a patio or other small area. The leaves are shaped like butterflies and they do not leave a lot of mess on the ground when they start to die.


This tree can tolerate temperatures dropping down to 20 degrees. They produce beautiful yellow spikey flowers that bloom in the winter.

Canyon Hackberry

This tree can tolerate temperatures dropping down to 0 F. It grows in a sprawling type of manner and produces humble green flowers in the spring.

When planting your trees, try to plant them in an area that gets a lot of sunlight so they grow healthy. You’ll also want to remove your Tucson sod around the tree. About a one foot diameter of mulch and soil is best for tree health.


Mexican Bird of Paradise

This shrub is native to Mexico and produces yellow flowers from spring to fall. This shrub attracts hummingbirds and other types of birds.

Mediterranean Fan Palm

This plant needs moderate amounts of water to survive and can tolerate low temparatures. It has a slow growth rate and blooms cream-colored flowers during the summer.

Desert Willow

The desert willow is most popular for its flowers, which come in trumpet shaped shades of white, pink and purple.

Texas Olive

This shrub works great in any backyard or garden and produces a very pretty white flower. It grows slowly and has a solid trunk.

Feather Bush

This bush works well planted next to backyard pools. It has a lush appearance once full grown and does not need much water to thrive.

If you need any other help or advice on your backyard landscaping and Tucson sod, contact us.

Top NFL Football Fields – Tucson Sod For Sports Fields and Stadiums

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

It’s football season and in honor of this all-time favorite American sport, here’s a look at some of the top NFL football fields. As a premier Phoenix and Tucson sod farm, our team has a deep appreciation for the grass on the fields of these iconic football stadiums.

Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)

This stadium is often ranked as the top football field in the country today. In 2003, the stadium had a $295 million remodel to update some of the structure to be more modern. It has a seating capacity of 73,000 and has been expanded several times since it’s opening in 1957. The football fied is a grass surface made of Kentucky Bluegrass sod and reinforced with Desso GrassMaster, which is a sports playing field surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres.

Ever wonder how the Packers keep their sod lawn green through the frigid winter months? Their secret lies in a massive indoor lighting rig that provides essential light to the sections of the field that need a little extra help because they don’t receive enough natural light due to the construction of the stadium. You can read more about their mobile grow lamps in this Gizmodo article.

Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Pittsburgh stadium has only been open since 2001, but the team has won two Super Bowl since making the move from Three Rivers Stadium. When it comes to the sports field, Heinz stadium has had some challenges finding the best type of surface for the team to play on. It had natural grass for the first two years, then switched to Desso GrassMaster in 2003 due to the constant debate about its playing field. Then in 2009, the stadium switched back to natural grass.

The debate continues about whether natural grass is the best type of surface for this sports stadium, but no matter what type of surface the team plays on, the fan continue to pack in for the games. In fact, the Steelers have sold out every home game at Three Rivers Stadium and now Heinz Field since November 1972.

Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)

With a seating capacity of 69,144, this stadium boasts scenic views of the Philly skyline out of the west end zone and a massive tailgating space for fans. The stadium opened in 2003 and cost $512 million to build. The sports field surface is comprised of Desso GrassMaster.

University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)

University of Phoenix Stadium, opened August 1, 2006, is a multipurpose football stadium located in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League and the annual Fiesta Bowl. The 63,400-seat stadium (expandable to 72,200) opened on August 1, 2006 after three years of construction.

Evergreen Turf is a proud partner of the Arizona Cardinals. As a premier provider of Phoenix and Tucson sod in Arizona, Evergreen Turf is dedicated to making sure the Cardinals’ field is ready to go on game day. Great care is taken in selecting, cultivating and maintaining the particular variety of sod (Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass) that is used in this unique and prestigious venue.

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