Shot of newly set artificial grass

Is Artificial Turf Right for Your Yard?

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 11:04 pm Chris Jackman / 92

We all want our yards to be an oasis that greets us with warmth, style, and charm as we drive home from work, and we need it to be a place that surrounds us with peace when we are puttering around on weekends and vacations. The beauty of a yard filled with rich green grass Read More

Prepare your lawn for the oncoming Arizona winter

Winter Lawn Care Guide

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 5:39 pm Chris Jackman / 92

In other parts of the world, winter lawn is a concept that is not really understood, as they fight snow, sleet, and ice and their winter lawns are brown and hidden under a blanket of snow. In the Phoenix metropolitan area, however, winter months are the ones in which we play outside the most, and Read More

Add morning glories to your rotation of Arizona plants

Groundcover Plants for Your Backyard

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 12:25 am Chris Jackman / 92

Desert landscapes tend to be a bit different than the ones many remember from their youth in the Midwest, as we try not to squander one of our most precious resources, water. Although you will find lawns and yards covered in water-sucking grass, many of us try to do our part for desert life, turning Read More

Install a fire pit and more from your Arizona backyard to make it shine

Design the Perfect Backyard Seating Area

Posted on October 13, 2021 at 5:23 pm Chris Jackman / 92

As opposed to other parts of the country, the Valley’s outdoor entertaining season has arrived and no one is more excited about this than we desert dwellers! Gone are the long, hot days during which we spent more time inside than out, and as such, it is time to turn our attention to our Arizona Read More

Woman enjoying her Arizona spa

Spa Design Options for Your Backyard

Posted on September 24, 2021 at 11:51 pm Chris Jackman / 92

As you continue your quest of turning your backyard into at home oasis, it is time to turn to the issue of adding a spa. You may wonder, for a moment, if one is necessary, as you debate whether adding a new source of heat to the desert is a wise option, but then you Read More

Man enjoying an Arizona pool

Pool Tile and Deck Guide

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 4:36 pm Chris Jackman / 92

As summer winds down and the fall months start to slowly bring the scorching temperatures down to a heat that we can handle, you may have finally reached the end of your rope. You have made the decision to not go through another season of unbearable heat without a pool to help cool your body Read More

Build a koi pond to add color to your Arizona landscape

Landscaping Trends to Revitalize Your Yard

Posted on August 26, 2021 at 5:17 pm Chris Jackman / 92

When you look out into your backyard, what do your feel about what you see there? Are you excited about spending time out there? Do you imagine yourself relaxing in those comfortable chaise lounges you purchased 10 years ago? Do you still WANT to be out there enjoying the comforts of your personal oasis? If Read More

Grapefruits are a great way to add color to your Arizona yard

Low-Cost Design Ideas for Your Yard

Posted on August 13, 2021 at 6:22 pm Chris Jackman / 92

Our homes are our castles, and every castle deserves its own private oasis, a place we can go to celebrate the good times, contemplate our places in life, or simply relax and enjoy the sounds of urban living. On the weekends, the distant sounds of children’s laughter mingle with the low buzz of lawn mowers Read More

Check out the selection of materials available for walkways when you begin your Arizona landscaping project

Patio & Walkway Material Pros & Cons

Posted on July 30, 2021 at 4:56 pm Chris Jackman / 92

Our homes truly are our castles, protecting us from bad forces, sheltering us from the elements, and making us feel better at the end of some very long days. Last year we spent more time than ever before inside their walls as unprecedented happenings occurred around the world, and although we have not completely reached Read More

Take advantage of the rain this Arizona monsoon season

Ways to Make Use of Arizona Monsoon Season Rainwater

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 6:55 pm Chris Jackman / 92

There are a more than a few things we have to get used to when we first move to the Valley, and although the heat is definitely number one on the list, the aridity runs a close second. Every day is a repeat of the day before, and as the sun shines over the valley, Read More