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Plant Right Saving water doesn’t have to involve the cost and inconvenience of tearing up your yard to install a new irrigation system. It’s easy to save water and reduce your utility bills with simple changes to your landscaping and gardening routine: Landscape to suit your lot. Choose grass or plants that have low water […]

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  Cochineal Scale – You may have noticed a white, cotton like substance on your Opuntia Cactus this year. It is an insect that goes by the name Cochineal Scale. The insects penetrate the cactus with beak-like mouthparts and feed on the juices within the cactus. They will remain immobile unless disturbed and will desecrate […]

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Did you know June 10-15th is Monsoon Safety Awareness Week? The goal of Monsoon Safety Awareness Week is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and property damage caused by weather related dangers that occur during the monsoon.  Through education about proper precautionary actions to be taken, lives can be saved and property losses can […]

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  To learn more about the history of Arbor Day Click Here Tree Stats and Quotes – Click Here To request a quote for Tree Management Click Here

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Thank you Randy for our #CareToKnow Tip this week!

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Thank you Bobbie for the #TreePruning #CareToKnow tree fact!    

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We have had some later frost than normal in the Valley this year, so hold off on pruning back the frost damaged branches.  When pruning, look for the new red bud emerging on the canes and prune just about the bud. Thanks Randy for the tip!

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As one of your property’s biggest assets, we all know that trees need to be taken care of. Knowing which trees need to be trimmed and when can make your life a bit less stressful when it comes to managing your properties in 2018. Jason Richard, our Director of Tree Management, has put together some […]

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Care To Know – Tree Fact

Published on October 30, 2017 by in Care To Know, Tree Care

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Thank you Bobbie for the fun fact!

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One of our core values is Education. Watch Jim Potts, Branch Manager, giving the team some training on cochineal scale on the prickly pear cactus.

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With the record heat today, the countdown is on… 40 DAYS TO GO! Monsoon Season officially begins June 15th and runs through September 30th. This is the time to expect a change in the air, the humidity will increase, big billowing clouds will start to form in the East, and the winds will soon change […]

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As one of your property’s biggest assets, we all know that trees need to be taken care of.  Knowing which trees need to be trimmed and when can make your life a bit less stressful when it comes to managing your properties in 2017.  Jason Richard, our Director of Tree Management, has put together some […]

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Our awesome IT Systems Manager, Stan Myers, put together some tips for our team about avoiding theft during the holidays.  We thought they might be helpful reminders for everyone this holiday season: Most burglars will not break into a car if they can’t see what they’re getting – Don’t leave your valuables in plain sight! When […]

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You may have started noticing that the flowers you planted in spring are slowly losing their vitality.  October is the perfect time to plant a fresh batch that will last through the winter and into late spring. With the holidays upon us, many people choose corresponding colors such as reds (we love RED) and whites.  Geraniums are […]

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October can be a month that leads to some confusion with regard to your landscape.  It’s still hot, but the days are continuing to get shorter and the need for water is not as great due to the cooler temperatures.  Here are some some tips on what to do: FERTILIZER – Don’t fertilize your shrubs in October.  This […]

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Are you planning on overseeding your lawn this winter? We know it seems crazy to think about winter when it’s 105 degrees outside but little changes now can help your success with transitioning your landscape to have a beautiful green lawn through the winter and spring. Click on the article below to see the tips […]

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          Did you know July is Smart Irrigation Month? We have some links to help you in your water conservation efforts. 100 Quick Tips just like the one below from from Water Use It Wisely     Visit Wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve for water-saving tips! A Guide For Watering in Arizona – Landscape Watering […]

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It’s here! Monsoon Season officially begins June 15th and runs through September 30th. This is the time to expect a change in the air, the humidity will increase, big billowing clouds will start to form in the East, and the winds will soon change from the west to the southeast.  That will signal the beginning […]

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El Niño has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Have you wondered how this weather phenomenon can affect your property and the ones you manage? To learn more about how El Niño may change how you manage your property’s landscape needs this winter check out this article written for CAI Magazine by our East […]

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Caretaker Landscape – Quick Tip

Published on October 16, 2015 by in Care To Know

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Happy Friday, with the rain headed this way we wanted to leave you with a quick landscape tip for the weekend.   “Turn off your timers if we receive more than ¼” of rain, don’t forget to turn the timer back on after the showers stop if you are watering for seed germination. Other than […]

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Check out this article written by Dan Trudeau published in Vistancia Living’s June Issue.

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My name is Mike Eden. I’m the Business Development Coordinator here at CARETAKER LANDSCAPE AND TREE MANAGEMENT. Every week I send out a new ‘Plant of the Week’ to our team and partners to help educate us on the plants we care for in our fields of work. Please tune in for this amazing opportunity to […]

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Mike’s Plant of The Week

Published on October 27, 2014 by in Care To Know

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This week I am featuring the Semmondsia chinensis, or ‘Jojoba’   FUN FACT: Jojoba is grown for the liquid wax (commonly called jojoba oil) in its seeds. This oil is rare in that it’s an extremely long straight-chain wax ester and not a triglyceride, making jojoba and its derivative jojoba esters more similar to human sebum and whale oil than to traditional vegetable oils. Jojoba […]

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