top of page
IMG_4344.jpg

Information

This page is dedicated to informative information about plant care, common pest, and a calculator to estimate potential installation cost.

Information: About

Installation Calculator

Information: HTML Embed

Caring for your plants

agave-snout-weevil-1200-630-FB-01312019-min_edited.jpg

The Agave Snout Weevil  [Scyphophorus acupunctatus]

The Agave Snout Weevil can be harmful to both Yucca and Agave species. Both the adult and the larva stage are considered pest to these plants. 


Treatment: A soil drench and/or systemic spray specific to treat weevils should be applied to the plant before there are signs of damage to prevent infestation. 

R (1).jpg

Scale

This is an insect not a fungus. When infested, Scale appears white and can cover the foliage of the infested plants and cause the leaves to turn brown and discolor.

Treatment: When temperatures are not reaching above 90°F during the day a mixture of water and neem oil should be sprayed on the foliage or any areas infested with scale. 

Image by David Ballew

Watering

Palms/Tropical: Palm trees are beautiful additions to any landscape, but they do require a bit of care to thrive. If vou have planted your palm tree in clay soil, it's important to ensure that it receives the proper amount of water. Here is a recommended water regimen for palm trees planted in clay soil:

  1. Watering frequency: Palm trees planted in clay soil should be watered deeply once a week during the growing season (spring and summer). During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce watering to once every two weeks.

  2. Water amount: The amount of water your palm tree requires will depend on its size and the climate. As a general rule of thumb, aim to give your palm tree 1-2 inches of water per week during the growing season. This can be accomplished by watering it slowly and deeply for a few hours at a time.

  3. Soil moisture: It's important to make sure that the soil around your palm tree remains moist, but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems. To check the moisture level of the soil, dig down a few inches with a garden trowel. If the soil feels moist, it's probably fine. If it feels dry, it's time to water.

  4. Water timing: The best time to water your palm tree is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is not as intense. This will help prevent water evaporation and allow the tree to absorb the water more efficiently.

  5. Mulch: Adding a layer of organic mulch around the base of your palm tree can help retain moisture in the soil and keep the roots cool. Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the tree, but make sure to keep it away from the trunk to avoid rot.

By following these watering guidelines, you can help ensure that your palm tree planted in clay soil receives the proper amount of water and stays healthy and thriving.

Desert Plants: Yuccas and cacti are tough plants that are well adapted to survive in arid and semi-arid environments. When planted in clay soil, they require a different watering regimen than other types of plants. Here is a recommended water regimen for yuccas and cacti planted in clay soil:

  1. Watering frequency: Yuccas and cacti planted in clay soil should be watered deeply once every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce watering to once every 6-8 weeks.

  2. Water amount: The amount of water your yucca or cactus requires will depend on its size and the climate. As a general rule of thumb, aim to give your plant enough water to wet the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches.

  3. Soil moisture: It's important to make sure that the soil around vour vucca or cactus"" remains dry between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems.
    To check the moisture level of the soil, stick your finger into the soil up to your second knuckle. If it feels dry, it's time to water.

  4. Water timing: The best time to water your yucca or cactus is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is not as intense. This will help prevent water evaporation and allow the plant to absorb the water more efficiently.

  5. Mulch: Adding a layer of gravel or small rocks around the base of your yucca or cactus can help retain moisture in the soil and keep the roots cool. Apply a 1-2 inch layer of gravel or rocks around the plant, but make sure to keep it away from the trunk to avoid
    rot.

Information: Features
bottom of page