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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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Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management will be closed the 4th of July to allow our employees to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with their families.  Whether you are planning to celebrate at home or out on the town, we have gathered some ideas to help make planning your day easier. 4th of July BBQ 22 […]

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PDF Link Source: Irrigation Association

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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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Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management strives to be the most highly educated, professional, passionate and reputable landscape management firm.  Years ago, our leader, Matt White, realized that the way to build passion was to increase education.  The more knowledge you have in a particular subject, the more passionate you are. “Develop a passion for learning.  […]

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2017 was a great year and we’d like to thank you for being part of it.  Thank you!  Below are some of the achievements and events from the year. Awards and Media Recognition: Lawn and Landscape Magazine – Top 100 List: #77 Nationally Landscape Management Magazine – Top 150 List: #77 Nationally, Top #20 in […]

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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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SCOTTSDALE — A crowd of nearly 400 packed the ballroom at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Thursday, Sept. 14 to honor Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2017. “We built the program to recognize those companies that have the biggest impact on the economy, on their employees and on the communities in which […]

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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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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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The scorching sun and heat can be very damaging to your beautiful landscape. Here are some tips on how to help protect your landscape: Watering: Make sure your plants have an adequate supply of water, but not too much. Too much water can be as damaging as too little.  It is wise to wait until […]

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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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Brokers for Kids is a philanthropic fundraising effort that Caretaker Landscape has been involved with since 2012. The fundraising effort is overseen by the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club and the charity of choice is Boys Hope Girls Hope. Last year we raised over $8100 with the help of some special corporate sponsors: Culvers of Mesa […]

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Liz Miller our Operations Manager for our Construction Division was featured in the National Association of Women in Construction Feb/Mar Spotlight for Chapter #98.  We are so proud to have Liz representing Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management as part of NAWIC.                             […]

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Check out these great tips regarding frost protection from Arizona Landscape Contractors Association.

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We’ve got some great tips to share with you about winterizing your lawn. See the article below for more details.

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Fall Landscape Tips for October

Published on October 8, 2015 by in Newsletter

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Fall is upon us, the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. This is the time of year we in the Horticulture industry start to think about winter chores.  Below are some tips to help with your October landscape endeavors. If a green lush winter lawn is on your wish list, now is the […]

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

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The  Tree Division of Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management has been hard at work.  Check out the crew removing a monster of a tree. The tree was a Tamarix / Salt Cedar tree that was approximately 23 tons that failed due to rot in the trunk and a combination of high winds. The trunk DBH […]

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Caretaker Landscape loves giving back to the community by supporting local charities. On January 17th, we held our inaugural “All In” for Kids Charity Poker Tournament for Brokers for Kids.  Brokers for Kids is a year-long contest involving valley commercial real estate teams in a fundraising drive that culminates with the Brokers for Kids Olympiad.  The main […]

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Fall/Winter Tree Pruning Tips In October • You can safely prune most trees; however: • Ensure temperatures don’t drop below freezing. • Be careful not to prune frost -sensitive trees too heavily. • Desert Trees have large growth in spring/summer: trim trees in October so that they will “hold their prune” longer through the winter […]

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All for the Family – We CARE about Community Service Caretaker Landscape is proud to sponsor the 26th annual community service project for Valley Partnership. Valley Partnership has a strong reputation for behind a visionary group that advocates for responsible development in Arizona. Caretaker Landscape joined the partnership in 2012, in conjunction with the expansion of […]

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Many small businesses start the same way — usually with a forward-thinking entrepreneurial person or group passionate about the opportunity to make a living doing something they love. Caretaker Landscape is no different. Twenty-five years ago, Susan Stephenson Harris, a retired banker from Oklahoma, moved to Arizona to relax and play golf. Six months later, […]

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Pre-Monsoon Pruning Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 4 ISA Certified Arborists? Proper tree pruning practices are important when attempting to limit storm and wind damage.  During monsoon rains, the wet ground makes trees more susceptible to failure due to what we call the “sail effect”.  The sail effect happens when trees have been primarily […]

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Have you noticed all the Chilean Mesquite pods dropping? History – Native Mesquite trees dot southwest Arizona’s desert landscape, but the Chilean Mesquite is an interloper that has edged its way into drought-resistant gardens.  The Chilean Mesquite, Prosopis chilensis, is originally from Chile, hence its name, and it’s a relative of the pea family.  The […]

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Did you know proper water management can reduce your water bill? Well, summer is here!  With pavement so hot you can fry an egg on it, imagine what our plants and trees are going through.  They are unable to escape our elements.  It is up to us to treat them correctly. Caretaker Landscape starts by ensuring […]

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Do you know the 10 Perfect Plants that Can Withstand our Arizona Heat? Caretaker Landscape is constantly looking for ways to help our clients not only with the properties they manage, but also the properties they reside in.  Since June is Home Ownership Month, we thought it would be fun to let you know about plants that can weather the heat.  These plants […]

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Over 1000 New Homes Coming to Buckeye!  Caretaker Landscape is at the Forefront of the Landscape Construction and Landscape Development at Sienna Hills Phoenix just voted #1 rising home prices by Kiplinger!  And one of those communities contributing to rising home prices is Sienna Hills.  Sienna Hills is nestled along the base of Arizona’s White Tank Mountains.  Located […]

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Caretaker Landscape Is All About Safety First When Working in Trees Caretaker Landscape’s Tree Management team promotes Tree Worker Certification as an important element to promoting safe tree practices.  The goal is and always has been to be a leading expert in Tree Management.  As part of that mission, we are certifying our tree climbers and crew […]

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When Matt White, Owner & President of Caretaker, Inc. first joined the company in 1988 as a Laborer, there were 8 employees and 1 location.  25 years later, Caretaker Landscape has 160 team members and 5 locations throughout the Valley.  Caretaker Landscape would not exisit if it wasn’t for the vision of Matt’s Mom, Susan […]

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To support Put on Purple day for Lupus Awareness Month, Caretaker Landscape turned purple on May 17th.     Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.  Lupus is a disease which remains under-recognized and under-appreciated. One of our very own, Michelle Phelps, was diagnosed […]

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Water Management and Sustainability

Published on May 30, 2013 by in Newsletter

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Caretaker Landscape on average, on new properties we manage, we save our clients 20% – 30% on their water bills with proper Water Management Here are some easy helpful tips that will help save time and water in your landscape. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.  This […]

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Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 6 ISA Certified Arborists? Have you noticed that ever since the big frost hit the valley, trees have started to look a little scary, like their tops are missing?  The Caretaker Tree Division would like you to be aware of this improper pruning technique, called “tree topping” that can leave […]

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Spring Transition

Published on May 30, 2013 by in Newsletter

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Caretaker Landscape has Certified Turf Grass Professionals on Staff With temperatures rapidly approaching a consistent 90 – 100 degrees, we will begin to see the effects in our landscapes.  The most noticeable sign is going to be the decline of our Rye grass. Our team of Certified Irrigation Technicians will be monitoring the irrigation cycles as we begin […]

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Caretaker Landscape is currently developing landscape construction and landscape development on more than 30 communities throughout the Valley. Home starts in Phoenix are increasing.  Job creation is improving.  Phoenix was ranked 9th in the nation by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for job creation and ranked 3rd in annualized permits for the 1st quarter of 2013. The resale market […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

Published on May 24, 2013 by in Employee News, Newsletter

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Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management will be closed on Monday May 27, 2013 to celebrate the holiday with their families! Thank you to all who have served and to all thosewho have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We appreciate you and the families that support you. If your community experiences a landscape emergency over the holiday […]

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Common Name: Texas Olive Botanical Name: Cordia boissieri Native Distribution: Sonoran Chihuahuan Deserts, Texas Hardiness:  20 degrees Sun: Full sun Water:  Only  little once established; reduce frequency as it matures Growth (rate, size and form): 10×10, may grow larger if trained to a tree Foliage (e/d, color, texture): Evergreen, course leaves Flowers (color & season): […]

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Did you know Caretaker Landscape is currently developing the single largest land development project in Arizona? Digging in the Southwest can get rocky.  In preparation for construction mobilization Caretaker Landscape ran into some rough terrain in the West Valley. Taylor Morrison purchased 351 lots within the Tierra Del Rio community from Pulte Group in 2012.  […]

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Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 18 Certified Sustainable Landscape Managers? Some of you may have attended AACM’s CAAM graduation lunch where Judy Gausman, CEO of ALCA, spoke about the importance of Sustainable Landscape Management.  To request for a Landscape Maintenance or Tree Pruning Proposal, please contact Michelle Izquierdo, Business Development Manager for our HOA Division at […]

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Do you want your commercial building to be recognized as one of the Best of the Best?    BOMA Phoenix is accepting entries for The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards.  For over 25 years the TOBY Awards has been recognizing properties that exemplify outstanding building quality and management practices.  Winners are selected from participants […]

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Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 15 Certified Irrigation Technicians?  With temperatures increasing this month, Caretaker Landscape recommends adding run times and durations to your turf, trees and shrubs. Turf (we are now in the transition period to Bermuda) Spray heads – 13 minutes per run time (3 days per week) Rotor heads part circle – 21 […]

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  We CARE Ronald McDonald House We CARE about the community we live in and we enjoy helping others in need. There are so many great causes to support in the Valley. Our corporate culture fosters volunteerism and we believe in supporting charitable organizations. What better causes could there be than helping children? All of us […]

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We CARE Making a difference with Brokers for Kids Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management is in a fundraising contest for Brokers for Kids.  Brokers for Kids is a contest involving valley commercial real estate teams in a fundraising drive.  The money raised goes to help our charity partner, Boys Hope Girls Hope.  This amazing charity […]

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We CARE We CARE about Landscape Excellence. We take pride in the communities that we manage and build and it shows according to the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA). The results for the 36th Annual Arizona Excellence in Landscaping Awards are in. We are proud to announce that we won 4 awards! Award Winning Communities:   […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!  We are so thankful for all of our customers, vendors, team and families.

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We CARE We CARE about the community we live in. There are so many great causes to support in the Valley. Our corporate culture fosters volunteerism and we believe in supporting charitable organizations.  Here are a few highlights:     • Cereal Drive for Sunshine Acres – Business Development Manager, Michelle Izquierdo, and several of our Account Managers delivered cereal boxes to AAM,Brown […]

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24th Anniversary Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management 24th Anniversary New Online Experience 24th Anniversary! In 1988, Caretaker, Inc. started with two retired bankers and a vision; To be the best landscape company in the Valley.  Six months later, we had our first client, Microchip Technologies, and started our first two person crew.  Twenty-four years later, […]

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