National Weed Your Garden Day

With monsoon just around the corner, we encourage you to set some time aside on June 13th, National Weed Your Garden Day, to stop these unwanted plants from growing out of control and turning your yard into an overgrown mess! Apart from being unpleasing to the eye, an overgrown yard full of weeds presents an [...]

2017-06-09T12:44:58+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

5 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects, and with growing concerns over the Zika virus, the fight against these pests is more vigilant than ever. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep mosquitoes from invading your property. One naturally helpful strategy is to add mosquito repellent plants in and around your home [...]

How to Protect Trees/Shrubs from Wind Damage

Monsoon has only just arrived, but as we head further into July and August, we will begin to see the storms peak. On average, it is during this time of year that we typically receive almost half of our annual rainfall in the Valley. While the monsoon calms the high temps somewhat, it can also [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Shade Sails Create Usable Outdoor Living Space

As temperatures continue to soar throughout the Valley, we’re constantly looking for ways to stay cool and find shade. To avoid staying indoors all summer, there are ways to find some relief. One possible option is to create a usable outdoor living space that will allow you the opportunity to enjoy your backyard. Shade sails [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:08+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|1 Comment

How Often Should You Water Plants

It seems only logical that as summer weather heats up, you may need to adjust the watering schedule for your plants. Higher temperatures and direct sun will dry out soil much quicker, making it necessary to increase how much water and how frequently you are watering. By the same token, too much water can damage [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:09+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

How to Remove Ticks From a Dog

Worldwide, there are hundreds of species of ticks, with more than 25 species in Arizona. Ticks are related to spiders and mites and the most common tick species in Arizona is the brown dog tick. Although they are mainly found on dogs, they may also feed on humans. Knowing how to remove ticks from a [...]

Pictures of Snakes: Poisonous and Non-Poisonous

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake There are several venomous snakes here in Arizona. Most of us know there are rattlesnakes, but there are non-poisonous snakes, too. Knowing which snakes are safe or dangerous is not only very important, it could save you a lot of pain and keep you out [...]

How to Get Rid of Snakes

Spring is prime time for snakes to start coming out of hibernation. If you go for walks or go hiking, you’ll often see snakes sunning themselves on rocks. As long as you see snakes, you know to stay away from them. But you may be wondering how to get rid of snakes if they’re around [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:09+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Other Pests|0 Comments

What Do Caterpillars Eat?

The banded woolly bear caterpillar Caterpillars aren't caterpillars for very long, but while they are going about their caterpillar business, they need to eat. So what do caterpillars eat exactly? Well, caterpillars eat the leaves of trees and plants with flowers. Some caterpillars eat parts of plants, like seeds or flowers. Some caterpillars [...]

You Have Weeds…Now What?

Weeds get a bad rep, because they are plants that are not intentionally planted and have a tendency to be competitive in nature. There are almost 250,000 species of plants in the world and only 3% of those behave as weeds. The best way to keep a garden free of weeds is by keeping them [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:10+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments