I spent a great deal of time this morning raking and pulling weeds around the base of my Medjool Date Palms. I do this about every 6 months to clean up any debris around them and check for spiders and ants that they may need to be treated for. I also trim some of the palm fronds if it is needed. The yard looks so stately after these palms have been trimmed and cleaned. I am hoping someday to sell them when they reach 10 feet high as they should sell for quite a bit by then and so I consider growing them as part of my retirement plan.