Trimming a Palm Tree

Trimming a Palm Tree

Garden Tips
Hey everybody. Our new home came with unexpected and unwanted guests...scorpions! Since we're living near a mountain it's common to see a bit more wildlife around these parts. Our first night in our new home we found two scorpions in one of the rooms. We dubbed it the scorpion room and use it primarily to store tools and other goods that will be used in future projects. We've managed to rid the inside of our home of scorpions and even adopted a kitten,¬†Maruchan for extra nighttime vigilance. Unfortunately, our furry guardian couldn't handle the scorpions that could be lurking outside in a cozy palm tree. I did some research and learned that palm trees are an oasis for scorpion breeding. We have two palm trees on our property, one of…
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The Composition of Good Soil

The Composition of Good Soil

Garden Tips
. Hey everyone. I've spent ample time gardening with less than adequate soil from seasons of growing plants in the tough Phoenix climate. At first, I thought it was impossible to grow anything with such horrible conditions. The truth is very few people are blessed with the kind of soil that's talked about in gardening books and magazines. As a gardener you have to keep working at your soil until it provides the right amount of nutrition and support for your plants. It's often times a long and arduous journey but the rewards are well worth it. As your soil improves so will the yield and health of your plants. This¬† leads to a garden that is more resistant to insects and disease. I've created this post to show obtain…
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