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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.Read More
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.Read More
Wood Mulch vs Rocks: Which is Best for Phoenix-Area Yards?
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.Read More
Caliche FAQs: Can You Grow Trees in Caliche?
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…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
What’s Eating My Texas Mountain Laurel?
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,…Read More
Five Spring-Flowering Shrubs for your Phoenix-Area Yard
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.Read More
Saguaro Cactus: 20 Facts About This Amazing Arizona Cactus
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…Read More
Choosing the Right Pruning Tool for the Job
“The right tool for the job” is more than just an old saying. It’s especially accurate when you’re going to prune your trees. The wrong tool, along with its wrong application, can seriously injure a tree—and possibly you, too. While we recommend…Read More