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 [...]

2018-01-30T10:31:45+00:00April 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 [...]

2018-01-30T10:32:06+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|0 Comments

Gardening in Arizona

Gardening in Arizona isn’t the same as gardening in other parts of the country, especially if you live in the more arid part of the state – the Phoenix metro area. The air is dryer, we have more sunny days, and the heat reaches relatively extreme degrees in the summer. The Sonoran Desert is considered [...]

Get Results with Organic Garden Pest Control

If you're focused on healthier living as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to consider starting an organic garden. There’s nothing better or more convenient than preparing a meal with fresh ingredients picked right from your own backyard and free of chemicals. Whether you plant a mix of herbs, vegetables, or fruits, [...]

Olive Tree Care

  This year, stop those nasty olive blossoms before they drop all over your walkways. Olive tree care is simpler than you might think. If you have olive trees, you may not know that you can prevent those olives from growing by applying a “growth regulator” to the tree. When properly applied at the right [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:11+00:00February 10th, 2016|Equipment, Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Tips for Tree Trimming

When it comes to tree trimming, they are typically trimmed for one of three reasons: safety, the health of the tree, and aesthetic reasons, i.e. to enhance flowering. When to trim the tree comes down to a number of factors. The rule of thumb is not to trim in fall because the spores from decay [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:11+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|6 Comments

Winter Gardening: What You Need To Know

Place mulch in your garden to keep the ground warmer. Winter gardening sounds like an oxymoron, as we usually think more about sun and warm weather when it comes to working in the garden. Creating a beautiful garden come spring time can largely depend on keeping plants healthy during the winter months. As [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:12+00:00January 13th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Fall Outdoor Entertaining

Fall in much of Arizona is the time of year that residents most enjoy, with its cooler temperatures and clear blue skies. The beautiful weather makes fall outdoor entertaining ideal. The current trend in yard design is to make your backyard an extension of your interior living space. Some of the most popular ways to [...]

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