Landscaping tips for improving home security

Did you know that the proper landscaping can improve your home’s security? In addition to helping beautify your home, the choices you make can directly impact the security of your home.  Keep these tips in mind when considering landscaping: Plants shrubs with thorns...

Pitfalls of hiring an unlicensed contractor

Have you ever received a bid from an unlicensed contractor and it’s much lower than those from licensed contractors? It can sound appealing to save money for similar workmanship, however many consumers fall into that trap. Hiring the cheapest contractor can often cost...

Replanting Makes a Big Difference

One Scottsdale resident was in need of a major replanting at their home. Many of the plants they had where overgrown and hiding beautiful architectural features of the house. Landscaping by Andre removed approximately 90 percent of the original plant material from the...

New Outdoor Space for Wink 24

We recently completed a project at Wink 24 in the Biltmore shopping center. The new owners wanted to dress up the outdoor space and asked our team to design a planting plan. They had recently completed some metal work and wanted to use plant material around it to...

Grass vs. Turf. Which is Better?

We’re seeing many homeowners and office buildings consider synthetic turf instead of grass. With the spike in demand, Steve Bollinger breaks down the pros and cons of grass vs. turf. “Synthetic turf can be a great option for homes with mature...

What You Need To Know About Agave Snout Weevil

Agaves and yuccas are beautiful ornamental plants that are often used to accent xeriscape gardens. For the most part, they do not have serious pest problems.  However, it’s fairly common for them to become infected with agave snout. What is Agave Snout Weevil? The...

How to Incorporate Steel into the Landscape

In the desert southwest, the use of rusted steel in the landscape has become more and more popular.   The oranges and reds in the rusted metal fit in well to our desert landscape and play off the colors in our surrounding desert landscape. The easiest way to...

Plant a Tree to Celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to combat climate change and celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Research indicates that a prevalence of trees is linked to safer neighborhoods, less urban heat and increased property values.  In addition, trees produce oxygen to...

The Affect of Oleander Leaf Scorch on Your Landscaping

We have begun to notice that some Phoenix area Oleander’s have contracted a bacterial disease called oleander leaf scorch. This disease is the reason the leaves on these long-lived shrubs are drooping, turning brown and dying. As the disease progresses, more branches...

DIY Projects Gone Wrong

DIY projects can be great, but don’t forget some basic tips to make your landscaping project successful. Don’t plant trees too close to each other, or too close to a pool Do make sure your irrigation systems is properly set up Don’t overloaded...
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