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Tree Planting Tips

Tree Planting Tips: The most important of these tree planting tips is to know how big the tree will get and to make sure there is enough room for it when it grows to full size. I can’t tell you how often people will plant a tree in an area or space too small or where the tree will otherwise conflict with its environment (think power lines). Usually the result is either a requirement for continuous maintenance involving trimming back repeatedly, or the worst case where the tree has to be re

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Sustainable Tree Pruning Practices

Trees are one of the most valuable assets to a community landscape. Correctly maintaining and caring for trees allows them to become an integral part of the environment and an asset to the overall visual appeal of your property, which can ultimately increase your property value. SDL believes in using sustainable tree care practices to protect this important investment of your community. A sustainable landscape is designed to be both attractive and in balance with the local climate and environmen

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Spring Turf Transition

Spring Turf Transition to Warm Season Grass   If you have a lawn or even a small accent patch of grass, you know that a lot of care goes in to keeping your lawn looking healthy and manicured.  Here are some tips to help transition your winter rye grass into summer bermuda with the warm season fast approaching: 1. Lower your mow height to reduce the turf canopy of the rye.  Bermuda grass needs sunlight to grow, and the rye grass will hinder its progress with too much shade. 2. Verticut the law

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Spice up your Landscape with these Colorful Desert Plants

Spring is right around the corner, and it’s the time of year where most of our desert plants show off their color. Try some of these creative combinations in your landscape for an eye-catching display! Arizona Lupine– Brilliant Blueish Purple Flowers & Mexican Gold Poppy– Golden Yellow-Orange Flowers Ocotillo- Deep green foliage with red blooms that attract hummingbirds & Purple Prickly Pear– Grayish purple pads that bloom with intense yellow flowers Bougainvillea– Deep pin

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Preparation for Seasonal Planting

We are coming up on the time of the year where the frost starts to let up and the mornings feel less and less crisp. February can be tricky in the low desert, a warm week shouldn’t fool you into believing that spring has arrived. There is still a frost risk up until the middle of March so take necessary measures to protect your plants from freezing temperatures. Mid-March usually brings about the perfect spring weather for planting, a window between the cold frost of the winter and the extrem

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Underneath the Mistletoe: The Truth

  Underneath the Mistletoe: The Truth How many of you stole a kiss underneath the mistletoe this holiday season? Mistletoe is not only the symbol for holiday romance, it is also a common parasite that affects many plants of the native Arizona landscape.  A common misconception is that mistletoe is only associated with winter but certain species of mistletoe actually thrive in the warm, dry climate of the Southwest desert.  Some common desert trees that are susceptible to mistletoe infest

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A Winter Guide to a Beautiful Lawn

October brings in the Harvest Season for many parts of our World.  In the Metro Phoenix area it brings cooler tempuratures and the opportunity to create a Winter lawn worthy of the term “green carpet”.  Rye grass is considered a Blade Grass and stands straight up.  When given the optimum environment it will reward the owner with unsurpassed deep green color and a soft, cool play area. There is a short window to seize the optimum moment to create the lawn, which is typically in mid-October

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