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7 Ways to Use Wood Chips in Your Phoenix Landscape

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?

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

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


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

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?

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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How & When to Stake a Tree in Your Desert Landscape

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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Why You Should NOT Top Your Trees

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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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Landscape for your Phoenix-Area Yard

Avoid large veterinary bills with these tips for creating a pet-friendly yard. We cover toxic and dangerous plants and trees, wildlife to watch out for, yard and garden products to avoid, and weather conditions that can kill your pets.

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How to Prevent Winter Damage to Phoenix Area Trees & Plants

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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