Natural Paint for Citrus

June 20th, 2012

There’s a good reason for painting the exposed bark of citrus. The bark is particularly sensitive to sunlight, and the paint reflects the ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn resulting in cracking and peeling. If you expose trunks or limbs during pruning, it is important to protect the exposed areas. Citrus trees are actually shrubs and the [...]

Palms (Pruning)

September 16th, 2010

Pruning palms is one of the most misunderstood aspects of palm culture. It is very common to see landscapes indiscriminately hack at palms. Skinning palms has also become popular. For some reason they believe they can periodically remove most of the fronds and not harm the tree. [...]


August 3rd, 2010

As a rule, growth is maximized and wound closure is fastest if pruning takes place before the spring growth flush. Heavy pruning just after the spring growth flush should be avoided as trees have just expended a great deal of energy to produce foliage and early shoot growth and pruning can stress the tree. Pruning cycles [...]


August 3rd, 2010

Planting trees can take place any time throughout the year. It is important first to take a good look at the location you have chosen. Is there enough room for proper development of the tree canopy and roots? Are you putting the right tree in the right place? Are you too [...]


May 23rd, 2010

Citrus trees are favored plants in desert landscaping. Hand-picked fresh citrus is a wonderful treat and easy to grow. Unlike deciduous trees, this evergreen shrub will retain the majority of its’ leaves year-round and, with proper care, will have a long life. Growth begins in February as the weather warms and slows as the hot, dry [...]