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Top Ways to Keep Your Pool Water Blue

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm James David Stewart / 62

We are finally coming out the other side of yet another hot summer in Phoenix. You and your pool are probably excited about the reduced strain that cooler temperatures bring. While the necessary consistency of pool maintenance is substantially lower during the winter, it is important to not forget about your pool altogether. There are Read More

Top Ways to Improve your Garden

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm Chris Jackman / 20

If you have ever had a garden, you know that it is not always sunshine and daisies. That is to say, there are difficulties that inevitably come with attempting to keep a healthy garden throughout the year. This is especially true in a climate that can be as harsh as the one in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

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How to Make Your Pool High-Tech!

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm Chris Jackman / 20

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can make our chores easier and allow us to spend more time enjoying our technology-driven playthings and less time maintaining them. Take your average backyard pool, for example. In the old days, we were lucky to have a kidney shaped pool with a single light and a single-phase Read More

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Lawn Tips for the Winter Months

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm Chris Jackman / 20

The climate in Phoenix, Arizona is one that brings many challenges to landscaping, particularly for those with a grass lawn; many of you have probably learned this the hard way. But with winter right around the corner, there are a few easy tips that will keep your lawn looking beautiful, regardless of what the weather Read More

Best Strains of Grass for Arizona Lawns

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm James David Stewart / 62

You want a good-looking lawn year-round, and the best way to achieve this is to lay sods that are best suited for the arid Arizona environment. There are a number of drought-resistant, luxurious grass varieties, and like anything, each has its pros and cons; one of the challenges homeowners face is the staggering number of Read More

5 Tips for Landscape Maintenance in Fall

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm Chris Jackman / 20

The incredible heat of the summer in the desert brings a lot of challenges to maintaining a nice landscape. After much of the heat has dissipated, it can be easy to cast the burden aside and relax. While landscape maintenance in the fall is a fraction of that in the summer, it is still important Read More

Top Five Tips for Irrigating a Large Lawn in Arizona

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm Chris Jackman / 20

You’ve got the property, you’ve got the house, and you’ve got the lawn—a big, beautiful, lush green lawn. You’ve also got the desert environment of Arizona, but you’re determined to keep your perfect lawn from succumbing to the arid Southwestern climate, even in the face of blistering heat and periodic water usage restrictions. There are Read More

Unique Features for Your Pool

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm James David Stewart / 62

The pool world has come a long way from the days when your only add-ons included a love seat carved out of the plaster, a rickety slide on the side of the pool, and a plain diving board secured to the pool deck. Today’s pools can be a luxurious oasis of fun and excitement guaranteed Read More

Top Vegetables to Plant in Your Arizona Garden

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 11:15 pm Chris Jackman / 20

If you’ve spent any time at all in the Midwest, one thing you might miss about summer is the opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables that have been grown in a backyard garden. Arizona summers are so hot, you probably think any gardens you try to start will end up offering already cooked veggies! The good Read More

Top Plants for Your Desert Landscape

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm Chris Jackman / 20

If you’re a new resident to the desert, there are a couple of things you may have already discovered. Desert summers give new meaning to the word scorching, air conditioning is your new best friend, and your hydrangeas that flourished in your Massachusetts backyard just won’t cut it in your brand-new Phoenix home! It’s not Read More