Beat the Summer Heat with These Yard Features

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm Chris Jackman / 57

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but if you haven’t stepped outside lately, you may not have realized that summer has arrived in full force! Temperatures are expected to rise up to 116 degrees, and if that isn’t bad enough, the monsoon has been taking a peek at the desert landscape, wondering Read More

Your Guide to a Spectacular Splash Pad

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 1:56 am Chris Jackman / 57

You don’t need to look at your calendar to determine that yes, summer has arrived in the desert and boy is it HOT! It doesn’t matter if it’s a dry heat either, no matter what they say, because once the mercury rises over the 100 degree mark, there is no getting comfortable without a sturdy Read More

Fountains and Waterfalls for Your Pool

Posted on June 20, 2020 at 12:03 am Chris Jackman / 57

The average pool has come a long way since it’s invention all the way back in 2600 B.C.E. and even further since they became popular with homeowners in the mid-19th century. From its basic rectangular shape to the equipment and add-ons which increase the fun levels, today’s pools are a one stop shop for entertainment, Read More

Summer Pool Maintenance Tips

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 5:52 pm Chris Jackman / 57

For those of you who rely on calendars to inform you of the changing of the seasons, you may be a little surprised when you step outside your Phoenix abode and are hit in the face by extreme heat. In Arizona, we use calendars as ways of marking off the days until the cool weather Read More

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Summer Water Saving Tips & Secrets

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm Chris Jackman / 57

We live differently in the desert than in other parts of the world. We hibernate during the summer, staying inside as much as possible, and spend our winter months playing outside and sleeping with the windows open. We normally have an overabundance of sunlight, and in the summer a giant wall of dust is often Read More

Summer Garden

Dos and Don’ts for a Splendid Summer Garden

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 8:47 pm Chris Jackman / 57

As we experience uncertain times in a world that has drastically changed, we are definitely getting a lot more done at home. Shelves are organized, refrigerators are clean, and now it’s time to start looking at the backyard. That large corner on the far end of your yard has become nothing more than a catch-all Read More

cool down your backyard with shade structures

Spectacular Shade Structures for Your Yard

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 6:38 pm Chris Jackman / 57

With all the changes that have gone on in the world lately, it should be comforting noticing the things that never change, except, of course, if you’re talking about summer weather! Even though the calendar pages have barely flipped over into May, we desert dwellers know summer has arrived, and boy is it HOT! It Read More

Transform Your Yard

5 Water Features to Transform Your Yard

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 7:52 pm Chris Jackman / 57

Not every yard can grace the cover of our favorite home and garden magazine, but we would all love to have an outdoor space that others would consider cover-worthy. As you stare out onto the barren landscape that surrounds your home, you can quickly become discouraged. You don’t deserve this desolate yard, but you may Read More

Advanced Pool Design Options

Advanced Pool Design Options

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:44 pm Chris Jackman / 57

Planning a pool is one of the greater joys in life, even if you are just going for the basic options, because you know that at the end of construction, your ordinary backyard will turn into an oasis of cool—at least for most of the summer! Being able to swim under the night sky will Read More

Planting and Caring for Fruit Trees

Planting and Caring for Fruit Trees

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 7:26 am Chris Jackman / 57

If you’re not from Arizona originally, you may have been surprised by the prevalence of palm trees and fruit trees that dot our landscape, thinking as most people do that both belong in the tropics. After you’ve been here awhile, you get used to it, however, and may begin to consider that adding fruit trees Read More