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Using Groundcovers in Your Yard

Arizona is home to a variety of soils that possess different water requirements. Determining what soil type dominates your neighborhood, as well as local weather patterns, is key to ensuring favorable growing conditions. A full-service landscaping company is your best resource for obtaining this information. They have extensive knowledge about what it takes to...

Conserve Water with Drip Irrigation

In a hot, desert climate, water is something that most Phoenicians have learned not to take for granted. During the summer, not only does your power usage increase, but so does your water consumption. A substantial benefit of drip irrigation systems is that they conserves a natural resource, that while renewable, is not unlimited:...

Fight the Bite this Summer

There’s a lot to love about an Arizonan summer (June through September) – despite scorching hot weather – including trips to the lake, tubing down the Salt River, and exploring the cooler parts of the state. Oh, and let’s not forget, swimming. However, bothersome biting insects, like mosquitoes are certainly not one of them....

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Get Smart with Your Irrigation

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Not only do more Phoenicians venture outdoors than at any other time of year (100+˚F days are not far behind!) but Mother Nature is undoubtedly hard at work. The grass turns green, trees start to bud, and flowers bloom. Though these lush landscapes need water, they don’t...

Popular Holiday Tree Types

Nothing says the holidays quite like the fragrance of a freshly cut holiday tree. With more than sixteen varieties available across five categories (i.e., fir, pine, spruce, cypress, and cedar), narrowing down your options may prove challenging, but you are rewarded with vibrant colors and pleasing aromas. Real trees are also better for the...

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Six Common Landscaping Mistakes

Here are six common landscaping mistakes to avoid. Mistake One: Watering Too Often While record-breaking rainfall in early October helped, it still wasn’t enough to break Arizona’s prolonged drought, although improvements are evident. Water conservation practices are crucial. Watering less frequently helps to protect against rot, fungus, and other diseases that can harm your...

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Fall Landscaping Projects

There’s so much to love about fall – cooler weather, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin spiced drinks and pastries. Early fall is a good time to complete fall landscaping projects like mulching, planting annuals, adding outdoor lighting, and cleaning gutters and downspouts as well. Here are four fall landscaping projects to complete before winter:...

Desert Loving Plants

Choosing desert loving plants, such as banana yucca, firecracker penstemon, and others will ensure their survival throughout an Arizona summer as temperatures hover in the triple-digits. The following are just four of many desert loving plants. Because they are drought tolerant, these plants make ideal choices for xeriscaping as well. Banana Yucca Succulent Native...

All About Saguaros

Large, columnar-like cacti that reach 40 feet into the air, are just one of 4,000 plant species in Arizona. Dotting a desert landscape for as far as the eye can see, locals often refer to them as desert giants, sentinels of the desert or jolly green giants. They have been prominently featured in art,...

Desert Landscape Design Essentials

Known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters, Phoenix provides several landscape challenges. Among these challenges are unique soil compositions and extreme temperature fluctuations. Drought-like conditions also provide challenges as residents are required to conserve water. Luckily, there are many plant species that are either native or well-adapted to the...