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Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers to Add Winter Interest to Your Phoenix Yard

January 6, 2022

In other climates, the term “winter interest” often applies to trees with peeling bark, red berries that pop against white snow, or flowers that dry out and create compelling shapes in the landscape. In the Phoenix and Anthem areas, however, it can…

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How to Prevent Winter Tree & Plant Damage in Your Phoenix-Area Yard

December 1, 2021

Winter frost, snow, and freezing temperatures can cause sunscald, desiccation, and other damage to your landscape plants. Learn how to prevent these problems and, if they do occur, how to help your trees, shrubs, and plants recover.

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Wood Mulch vs Rocks: Which is Best for Phoenix-Area Yards?

November 10, 2021

Should you cover bare ground in your yard with gravel or rocks, or is it better to spread a layer of wood chips or mulch? Get the pros and cons of each, plus our recommendation for the best soil cover.

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Caliche FAQs: Growing Trees and Plants in the Phoenix and Anthem Areas

October 13, 2021

A guide to caliche soil, how it harms plants, and how to manage it so you can successfully grow trees and other plants in your Phoenix area yard. Caliche, an accumulation of calcium carbonate found in the ground throughout Southern Arizona, can…

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What is Damaging my Tecoma Plants?

September 8, 2021

If there has been an active monsoon season (like there has been at the time of this article being written), you might have noticed that your tecoma plants may not look as healthy as they normally do. This is thanks to a…

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Is My Ocotillo Dead?

August 3, 2021

We’ve recently had quite a bit of rain in the Phoenix and Anthem areas. Many drought-deciduous trees and plants are thriving after surviving the ongoing drought conditions. But, even with the added moisture, some plants and trees that you thought were surviving…

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The Pros and Cons of Mesquite Trees

July 1, 2021

Mesquite trees are just as much a part of our desert environment as the iconic saguaro cactus, quail, coyotes, or any other symbol of life in the southwest. However, they certainly don’t get as much attention. Mesquite trees can either go unnoticed…

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About Desert Ironwood: Spring Flowers, Uses, Growth & More

June 2, 2021

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about ironwood trees, and specifically about their spring flowers. Many residents of Anthem and surrounding areas don’t recall ever seeing ironwood trees in bloom. That’s not unusual, but that’s also not the only unique…

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Why is Sap Oozing from My Tree’s Trunk?

May 3, 2021

Spring in the Phoenix and Anthem areas can look like the desert is “waking up.” Spring flowers appear on shrubs, trees, and various forms of cactus. New, light green leaves are sprouting on trees. Local wildlife is out and about, and you’re…

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About Arizona’s State Tree: Palo Verde

April 7, 2021

The green-barked palo verde is one of the most prominent trees in the Phoenix area. It’s especially visible in spring when it puts on a beautiful display of bright yellow flowers. But did you know that the palo verde is also Arizona’s…

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