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Desert willow and palo verde trees with spring flowers and seed pods.

How to Prevent Messy Trees from Dropping Tree Litter on Your Property

December 2, 2022

Messy trees drop seed pods, spent flowers, leaves, and twigs that clog pool filters, sprout weeds, are slippery when wet, and are a nuisance for Phoenix area residents. But there’s a simple trick to prevent leaf litter (and it doesn’t involve removing your trees).

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A tree-of-heaven growing in a yard with green grass with a red circle and slash through line, representing that it is one of the trees to avoid to be planted in phoenix properties.

7 Trees to Avoid Planting in Your Phoenix-Area Yard

November 3, 2022

Different trees thrive in different areas of the country. When choosing a tree to plant in your Phoenix-area yard, aethestic is only one factor to think about. You’ll also want to know if the tree is native, causes allergy problems, and can survive in our dry desert climate. Don’t plant the wrong trees in your yard!

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7 Ways to Use Wood Chips in Your Phoenix Landscape

October 11, 2022

Did you know that many trees that are removed end up in landfills? One way to reuse parts of removed trees is to use wood chips on your property as organic mulch, but there are many other ways to take advantage of this valuable natural resource.

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Tree Removal in Tight Spaces: Can It Be Done?

September 13, 2022

Tree or palm removals can be difficult, dangerous, and disastrous if not executed correctly. Removing a tree requires even more skill when the tree is growing in a small area, next to a wall or building, or in any other type of…

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Why You Should Be Concerned About Mosquitoes in Phoenix

August 5, 2022

Monsoon rains can bring out a variety of critters, from noisy cicadas to large tarantulas, palo verde borers to crane flies. Thanks to the standing water that monsoon rains can create, mosquitos increase during this season as well. While you might think that they are a…

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Water coming out of a hose.

How to Properly Water Young or Newly-Planted Trees in the Desert

July 12, 2022

Learn how to water your newly planted desert trees to help them grow and thrive. We cover proper watering methods, including what to use and how much water to give to your tree, how long to water after planting, how mulch can help or hurt young trees, depending on how it’s applied, and more.

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Trees planted in front of a property in phoenix.

When’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree in North Phoenix?

June 3, 2022

Adding a tree (or several) to your property has many benefits. A fully-grown tree can provide shade to your yard, oxygen to the atmosphere, and can even reduce the air temperature around it. We’ve already covered topics concerning planting trees including: how…

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How Wide Should the Hole Be When Planting a Tree?

May 9, 2022

Did you know that many newly planted trees don’t survive because they are planted incorrectly? It may not seem too important, but it’s surprising how picky young trees can be about how and where they are planted. One of the most common…

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Tree staking close up.

How & When to Stake a Tree in Your Desert Landscape

April 11, 2022

Many times, when you come across a tree that has recently been planted here in the Phoenix or Anthem areas, you’ll also see a stake next to that tree, tied to the tree in various ways. We have previously written about how tree…

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A topped palo verde tree.

Why You Should NOT Top Your Trees

March 17, 2022

We’ve all seen trees that look like the top has been chopped off. Major branches have been cut off at random lengths, branch stubs are clearly visible, and most of the leaves are gone. If you’ve ever wondered why trees are “pruned”…

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