Tree Landscaping

Poplar Trees Landscapine

Poplar trees landscaping

Poplar trees for landscaping.  Their botanical name is (Populus) or Cottonwood.  They are fast-growing trees and require lots of water.  They are in the Salicaceae or willow family and depending on how much water they receive they can grow up to 1-2 ft. per year. The bark on young Poplar trees is smooth, white to greenish or […]

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How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees.  Before we get ahead and find the right way to keep birds away from your fruit trees it is important to note that it is illegal to kill most migratory birds.  Except for pigeons, house sparrows, and European starlings.  Each state has its own laws make sure you […]

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Chilean Mesquite Tree

Chilean Mesquite Tree

The Chilean Mesquite also called a thornless Mesquite tree (Prosopis chilensis) does very well in the southwestern United States. It will grow to about 40’ft. tall and 40ft’ wide. It is a thornless mesquite tree and provides lots of good shade during the hot summer months.  A very majestic looking tree for home landscaping. It […]

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plant a tree

Plant a tree properly

How to plant a tree Plant a tree properly. It’s amazing how many folks do not know how to plant a tree the correct way.   Depending on the size trees can cost upwards of $300.00 dollars or more. These tips are designed for those who are looking to do it yourself. Remember planting trees that […]

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Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. These tips are for a backyard or small pecan orchard landscaping. Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. And is the most common pecan tree in the Southwest U.S.  It is a self-pollinator and produces heavy fruit at an early age. […]

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Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree.  Also called the Dwarf Strawberry bush.  For something different in the garden you might want to try planting this great evergreen tree/shrub.  It produces edible strawberry-like fruit and a showy white flower that bloom at the same time.  The blooming season is late fall and into late winter. The stems and […]

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Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree (uniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’).  Is a fast-growing Juniper up to 15-20 ft. in height and about 10-15 ft. wide.  A very hardy evergreen tree that will add interest to your landscape.  Plant 3-4 in a row for an interesting border wall.  The stems will twist and turn in all directions. Where to place this […]

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Shumard Red Oak information

Shumard Red Oak information

Shumard Red Oak information (Quercus shumardii).  Most Oak trees are slow to moderate growing the Shumard Red Oak is one of the faster-growing oak trees.  Turns a brilliant red-orange during the fall seasons it will drop its leaves once the winter season arrives. Where to place the Shumard Red Oak? A good tree for the southwest […]

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Texas Red Oak Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information (Quercus buckleyi). A good looking tree for the southwest and other parts of the west.  I love this for its hardiness and overall looks.  Many folks do not realize Red Oak trees will do well here particularly the Texas Red Oak.  It is native to south-central Texas but can be […]

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Ginkgo Biloba tree information

Ginkgo Biloba tree information

Ginkgo biloba tree information.  Also called the Maidenhair Tree.  A great tree for ornamental or shade purposes. It is known for its unique fan-shaped leaf and brilliant golden fall color. Be sure to purchase the male strain of this tree. What does it look like Proportional branching creates a remarkable upright landscape accent, eventually becoming […]

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