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Beat the Phoenix Heat: 3 Ways Trees Can Slash Your Home’s Cooling Costs

Scorching heat have you hiding indoors? Learn how strategically planted shade trees cool your Phoenix home naturally and help reduce energy bills.

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How to Create Microclimates on Your Phoenix-Area Property


Temperature, humidity, wind, and soil composition can vary in smaller areas, known as microclimates. Learn how to create and use microclimates on your own Phoenix-area property.

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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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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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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.

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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…

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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…

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All About Cicadas in the North Phoenix Area

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?

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

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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