Keeping your barbeque grill clean is an essential task for enjoying that all American tradition of grilling. To appreciate the great taste of what you are barbequing while using Green Goddess’ Kamado Joe Grill or one of our Primo Grills; the grease build up needs to be eliminated both on the top and bottom grill grates. To begin this process it is recommended to close the top of your grill to allow the internal temperature to heat up causing the grease to burn off, leaving a smoky residue. This takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It is much easier to maintain if you do this after each grilled meal to keep the task at hand. One very important thing to remember is to turn the grill off or put it out once this burn off is complete. If you fail to do this, you will find yourself with no charcoal, propane or pellets if left on all night; not to mention the danger.
Winter flowers in Phoenix increase the beauty of your yard in an easy and affordable way. While our desert climate features year-round sunshine and a warm climate; the Phoenix area can have occasional frost, cooler temps and gray skies during the winter months. This weather change affects the types of garden plants and flowers you may choose. Thankfully, chillier weather opens up many options to increase the biodiversity and color of your garden with lovely yet hardy semi-annual flowers. Here are some choices for the best fall & winter plants for Phoenix. Please contact us to learn more!
Choosing the best plants for Phoenix weather must consider several factors. The year round sunshine and dry climate affects what foliage can thrive. Your time to water, fertilize and maintain flowering plants or perennials should be kept in mind. A garden is a mini-ecosystem and planting invasive species can crowd out native plants, while introducing  pests, such as beetles or aphids. Of course, buying new plants should match your budget, which includes installation and follow up care.

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Organic bug killers for plants are safe solutions to a variety of problems. The benefits of garden pest control  extend to your exterior plants, family and the environment. Your foliage can thrive through all seasons if you know what plant pest control to use in the right amount during the correct season. Pesticide alternatives also keep children and pets safe from exposure to harmful chemicals. Meanwhile, organic ingredients prevent soil damage and do not contaminate the water supply.
Fertilizing plants in Phoenix has common benefits but unique challenges compared to other parts of the country. Our arid climate requires special care for different plant species to thrive. This includes when and how to apply certain fertilizers to what plants. The season, plant food and level of water are also factors to consider.

Plant care in Phoenix involves several considerations. A dry climate makes it difficult to maintain soil moisture and other irrigation issues.  Chilly winter mornings often require exterior plants to be brought indoors or covered. Meanwhile, indoor plants need special attention to ensure adequate sunlight during the shorter days.

However, the biggest factor affecting Phoenix plant and tree care is the scorching heat. Your nursery plants will cope with hot weather in different ways. By understanding symptoms and solutions to heat stress in plants, you can ensure the health of your foliage throughout the year.

The Arizona desert offers many opportunities and challenges to landscaping. The arid climate can affect the plants, trees and flowers you select. Your ceramics and pots can also complement the desert for distinctive plant designs.

While the options for desert landscaping in Phoenix are endless, there are several factors to consider. These include your location, time and budget.

So, how can you meet yard design goals with minimal sacrifice?

cuerensisHome plant designs in Phoenix face challenges from a dry climate. The need to ensure soil moisture is critical for plant and tree care throughout the year. This particularly applies to plants that do not store enough water in leaves or stems to cope with heat stress.

Many Phoenix residents turn to cactus and succulent plants as a solution. With proper attention, cacti are able to store enough water in fleshly areas to thrive in the desert. Despite this benefit, proper cactus care is still needed for cacti to thrive.

So, what are best practices to consider when caring for your cactus plants?

Ivy care and feeding Ivy has its unique cultural and environmental needs.  Providing proper water, light, temperature, and fertilizer will help keep your plant healthy. Watering Your goal is to keep the soil moisten. Allow the top inch of soil to dry between watering. If the container that...

The Green Goddess staff is often asked how plant care may change during winter months. Taking caring of plants in cold weather does entail special considerations that should be followed.

While the Phoenix area enjoys relatively mild winters; chilly mornings and evenings along with low humidity can wreak havoc on interior or exterior plants.

Here are some basic steps to ensure your winter plants are properly cared for during chilly temperatures: