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Do Tree Leaves Change Color in the Phoenix Area?

November 5, 2020

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!

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Is Mistletoe Killing Your Tree?

September 17, 2020

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…

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Pre-emergent Weed Control: FAQs for Phoenix Residents

August 10, 2020

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…

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Why Are My Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown in Summer?

August 3, 2020

The three most common reasons why leaves turn brown in summer are preventable. Learn what to look for and how to keep trees healthy in summer.

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All About Cicadas in the North Phoenix Area

June 25, 2020

When you think of the sounds of summer, one of the most common sounds in the Phoenix and Anthem areas is noise from cicadas. In this article, we go over some common questions about these noisy neighbors, including how they are able…

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What’s Eating My Texas Mountain Laurel?

May 11, 2020

The Texas mountain laurel is a beautiful, evergreen shrub or small tree, with fragrant purple flowers and one noticeable problem – each summer, the plant may suddenly start losing its new leaves and buds. It looks like something is eating the plant,…

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5 Spring-Flowering Shrubs for your North Phoenix Area Yard

March 23, 2020

Ready to add some spring-flowering shrubs to your yard? Here are our top five recommendations for beautiful easy-care shrubs that grow well in the Phoenix area.

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Why Do Trees Suddenly Fall Over?

February 28, 2020

We usually think of trees as being strong and stable, anchored by a network of roots underground. So why would your tree, especially one that has weathered storms for years, suddenly fall over or be uprooted? An important note: Urban trees aren’t…

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Why Planting a Tree in the Phoenix Area is Worth the Water

January 23, 2020

One of the biggest concerns we hear when we mention planting more trees in our area is the amount of water needed. Water is scarce, so why “waste” it on trees? In our opinion (which is backed up by scientists, forestry workers,…

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Saguaro Cactus: 20 Facts About This Amazing Arizona Cactus

December 30, 2019

Part of living in the Anthem and Phoenix areas is enjoying the unique variety of native plants. Of course, the most easily recognizable desert plants are different kinds of cactus, including the iconic saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). The saguaro’s tall stature and curved arms…

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