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Backyard Barbecue Season Is Here!

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm Chris Jackman / 63

Newcomers to the desert may think there is something a little backwards about our announcement, as most places in the nation look at summer as barbecue season, but anyone who has spent more than a week in our southwestern paradise knows the truth! Summer is the season of scorch, and we do not want to Read More

Best Plants for an Arizona Herb Garden

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 7:47 pm Chris Jackman / 63

There was once a time in which convenience ruled over all else. Carpeted floors, frozen dinners, and dried herbs were a necessity of life, as they were quick, easy, and comfortable. But as the years pass, we have begun to learn that quick is not always best, and comfortable has many different definitions. Wood floors Read More

Shaded Trees in Arizona

Best Shade Trees in Arizona for Your Yard

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm Chris Jackman / 63

For a large portion of the year, desert living involves dealing with the scorching ball of fire that beats down on our heads for many hours of every day. Causing high electric bills as we stay inside as much as possible, when the summer months hit, the sun also causes a decrease in our quality Read More

Plants That Flower in the Fall

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 9:26 pm Chris Jackman / 63

It may not feel like it when you walk out the door, but fall is just a few short weeks away. And even though there may not be that much difference in temperatures, the humidity levels drop and we can feel ourselves mentally beginning to relax as we realize we have almost made it through Read More

Bushes and Hedges That Work Well in Arizona

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 11:50 pm Chris Jackman / 63

Living in the desert is an experience that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! Offering sunrises and sunsets that never fail to take our breath away, mountain vistas that warm our hearts, and sunshine nearly every day of the year, there’s so much to love about desert life, we can’t Read More

Low Water Plants for Your Desert Yard

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 8:47 pm Chris Jackman / 63

As beautifully lush as a yard covered in green grass and beds of flowers can be, we do live in the desert, and this type of yard could be considered an irresponsible waste of our most precious resource. We all love the look of a home set in a verdant landscape, and we at New Read More

Beat the Summer Heat with These Yard Features

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm Chris Jackman / 63

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 / 63

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 / 63

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 / 63

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