Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring

End of Winter Tasks – Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 6:54 pm Chris Jackman / 47

When you notice that you are no longer driving to and from work under the cloak of darkness, it quickly becomes apparent that winter in Arizona (such as it is) is ending and spring is quietly waiting in the wings for her turn to shine. And although we know that spring won’t last for long—the Read More


Rockscaping Options for Your Yard

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 7:11 pm Chris Jackman / 47

There are so many imaginative and creative ways to design a landscape, but sometimes it’s the simplest designs that can create the largest impact. A desert landscape, a garden of wildflowers, or a rockscape that is earthy, natural, and offers a modern twist can be all you need to create a yard that all the Read More

Update Your Landscaping

How to Update Your Landscaping to a More Modern Style

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 9:20 pm Chris Jackman / 47

Even the best of yards can appear to be outdated and lackluster after a time. What is popular today doesn’t always stand the test of time! Of course, there’s something to be said for the timeless beauty of an old English garden, complete with hedges and garden benches, but we live in the desert, and Read More

Novice Gardeners

Common Mistakes Made by Novice Gardeners

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 6:48 pm Chris Jackman / 47

There are many things in life that only improve with practice: driving, cooking, and although it looks easy, gardening. A beautiful garden is a sight to behold, overflowing with beautiful flowers, plants, and the occasional vegetable. We see them in the yards of our friends, our family, our neighbors, and we rush out to replicate Read More

How to Add Vertical Appeal to Your Yard

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 9:52 pm Chris Jackman / 47

There once was a time when the goal of every homeowner was to have a yard that looked like every other yard on the block. Standing out in a sea of sameness was not a desired attribute, and the neighbor with the different yard would be judged appropriately. Today, however, different is better, and when Read More

most difficult plants to grow

The Most Difficult Plants to Grow in Arizona

Posted on January 31, 2020 at 6:54 pm Chris Jackman / 47

There are a lot of pluses to living in the desert, from warm weather in the winter to sunny days nearly year-round, but there also can be some difficulties. That warm weather in the winter is wonderful, but come July when temperatures jump over 115 degrees, you may find yourself asking whatever were you thinking Read More

Arizona Winter Plants

3 Arizona Winter Plants to Brighten Your Yard

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 6:21 pm Chris Jackman / 47

Winter in Arizona can be the most beautiful time of the year, with the sun shining brightly and the daytime temperatures hovering in the high 60s, low 70s, or it can be a never-ending succession of storms, gray skies, and temperatures that are a tad chillier than we are used to! Fortunately, our bipolar weather Read More

Keeping a Healthy Lawn Through the Winter

Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:09 am Chris Jackman / 47

Desert life is unique on many levels, enduring scorching hot summers, raging haboobs, and temperature drops of 30 degrees or more from day to night. We’re a hardy bunch, and the landscape that surrounds our houses has to be as well, including the green lawns that many of us enjoy year-round. There are two trains Read More

Popular Landscaping Trends to Consider for Your Yard

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 7:10 pm Chris Jackman / 47

Recent transplants to the Valley of the Sun may be surprised to discover that all Arizona landscapes are not comprised of cactus and desert sand. Many yards offer lush and verdant landscapes that remind some residents of their eastern upbringing. Over time we have learned ways to cheat, using desert plants that don’t need a Read More

Arizona Pool

It’s Never Too Soon to Break Ground on Your New Arizona Pool!

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 10:46 pm Chris Jackman / 47

This time of year, when the mercury drops and the rain starts falling, we tend to forget all about the broiling days of summer. Call it our brain’s way of protecting us to ensure that we don’t pack up and move away, but we begin to feel the chill will last forever. Which, of course, Read More