Spring vs. Fall planting
My mom (who lives in Glendale) is consulting with a landscape designer/horticulturist to re-landscape her backyard swimming pool and the yard beyond. The landscaper said they could begin work very soon this spring. I suggested waiting until later in Fall, but my mom mentioned the Santa Ana winds blow at that time of year. I pointed out she will use a lot more water irrigating the new plants during the hot summer than if she waits until Fall. She has loose sandy soil.
I thought I'd ask you for your advice with respect to spring vs. fall planting esp. in areas with hot summers. I want to give her some guidance without confusing her with too many details. She's 80 and has been gardening for years but isn't the research hound that I am -- she finds a plant she likes and sticks it in the ground with some amendment and things usually work out, LOL.