Mesquite Trees: Pros & Cons for Your Landscape
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…Read More
About Desert Ironwood: Spring Flowers, Uses, Growth & More
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…Read More
Why is Sap Oozing from My Tree’s Trunk?
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…Read More
About Arizona’s State Tree: Palo Verde
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…Read More
What’s Digging Holes Around My Palo Verde Tree?
Have you recently noticed areas of disturbed soil around some of your trees? Or signs that something has been digging up the ground beneath certain trees? In some cases, it can look like an out-of-control rototiller ran through your yard! Take a…Read More
Best Palo Verde Trees for Phoenix Landscapes
With so many types to choose from, which is the best palo verde tree for your yard? We compare common types, sizes, growing needs, and pros and cons to help you choose the best one.Read More
Witches’ Broom in Phoenix-Area Trees
Some tree issues have unusual names that don’t seem to have anything to do with their name. But that’s not the case with witches’ broom – oftentimes, this deformity on trees actually looks like a broom. Witches’ broom can pop up on…Read More
Do Tree Leaves Change Color in the Phoenix Area?
Each autumn, when leaves change color throughout much of the country, trees in the Phoenix area mostly lack those vibrant fall colors. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have any bright autumn leaves to admire!Read More
Is Mistletoe Killing Your Tree?
If you’ve ever noticed a cluster of what appear to be twigs or small branches concentrated together in your mesquite or palo verde tree, it may in fact be desert mistletoe. Mistletoe is often confused for a nest or hive, but it…Read More
Pre-emergent Weed Control: FAQs for Phoenix Residents
If you’re constantly weeding your Phoenix or Anthem area yard, you may want to consider using a pre-emergent treatment to control the problem. These types of herbicides are applied to stop weed seeds from growing and act very differently from the weed…Read More