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3 Reasons You Need a Pagoda in Your Backyard

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm James David Stewart / 64

Home ownership can often be described as a never-ending quest to create peace, tranquility, and a haven from the world’s problems. With everything we have to deal with on a day to day basis, it’s nice to come home to a sanctuary, and a pagoda in your backyard can be the biggest contribution to your Read More

3D Pool Modeling

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm Chris Jackman / 38

Have you ever had difficulty coming up with the right words and details on what you are looking for in your professionally designed pool? If so, you are not alone! Many landscape designers understand that specifying the perfect details can be difficult for many consumers. When paying for a custom-built pool, most consumers expect that Read More

Best Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Arizona Garden

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 2:27 am Chris Jackman / 38

We all want a beautiful garden filled with aromatic and colorful flowers that will be the envy of all our neighbors, making our homes look as if they could be on the cover of a home and garden magazine, but the reality is we don’t always have the time to care for flowers that need Read More

Pet Friendly Plants for Your Garden

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm James David Stewart / 64

Decorating your garden with beautiful plants can be difficult if you have pets around. A variety of plants can be poisonous and even deadly for pets without you even knowing what you just planted. Such poisonous plants that you should avoid having in your garden include common flowers such as lilies, vincas, tulips, daffodils, morning Read More

Spring Yard Clean-Up Checklist

Posted on March 6, 2018 at 10:29 pm Chris Jackman / 38

The “hard” days of winter are behind us, and sunny days with temperatures in the 60s have morphed into sunny days with temperatures that range from the 80s and upward. Spring has arrived in the Phoenix area, and we can all safely say we made it through another “tough” winter! Ok, we know you recognize Read More

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5 Pool Maintenance Tips

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm Chris Jackman / 38

As summer draws near, its time to stop looking at the water-filled hole in the ground as a constant reminder of all the things you need to do and start looking at it as the summer oasis you’ve always intended. We tend to get a little lazy about pool maintenance during the winter months because Read More

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5 Ways to Get Instant Curb Appeal

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm Chris Jackman / 38

Curb appeal is one of the most desired aspects for any home. It makes the neighbors happy, can help sell the home quicker, and can offer a sense of welcome to its owners at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult to achieve and frustrating to homeowners when, after multiple Read More

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Top Arizona-Friendly Plants for Your Landscape

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:10 pm Chris Jackman / 38

As you look around the yard of your home, are you happy with what you see? Does a feeling of peace envelope you, a sense that you are in the right time at the right place in your life? Or do you see a sterile landscape that reminds you how little time you have spent Read More

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Top Water Saving Trees for Your Landscape

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 12:15 am Chris Jackman / 38

Living in the desert, you learn that some things work a little differently out here. The bread on your sandwich goes stale when you walk away for a second, the metal on your seat belts will scorch your fingers, and water is a precious commodity. Planting trees that save on water usage will enhance your Read More

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Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Chris Jackman / 38

Although it may already feel like spring out there, the nights still get cold enough to allow for the fact that we are still deep in the heart of winter. Daytime temps in the 70s will bring bragging rights followed by jealousy from our eastern friends and family, and the urge to spend as much Read More