arizona fall

Fall Foliage Ideas for Your Yard

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 5:28 pm Chris Jackman / 17

While we might be suffering through the hot Arizona summer temperatures, it is never too early to start planning for fall. Bring out the best colors in your landscaping by adding some incredible fall foliage to your yard. Here are some ideas to help make your yard the best it can be: Get That Fall Read More

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How to Maximize Space in a Small Backyard

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm Chris Jackman / 17

If you have spent any time at all in Arizona, one of the first things you may have noticed, aside from the heat, is the size of the backyards in many neighborhoods. Land is valuable and developers seem to feel that bigger homes can fit on a smaller lot, and if you can shake hands Read More

Arizona Pool

Spend Labor Day Weekend Next to Your New Arizona Pool

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm Chris Jackman / 17

As summer arrives in the valley, the hot days stretch out long and seemingly unending before you. You try to fill the hours with trips up to the cool country, afternoons at the movies, or visits to the ice cream parlors in town, but by the time July rolls around, you shut the curtains, turn Read More

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Shade Structures to Consider for Your Yard

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 11:24 pm Chris Jackman / 17

If you have spent more than five minutes outside during the summer in the valley, you understand exactly how important shade is to your health and wellbeing! That sun is bright, hot, and relentless, and although the shade may only lower the temps a few degrees, it makes a huge difference. If you want to Read More

How to Keep Your Pool Chemicals Balanced

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm Chris Jackman / 17

Whether you have just purchased a home with a pre-existing pool or you have just completed the building process of your brand new one, the number one fear most pool owners have is how to keep the pool looking clear, blue, and clean without having to do a lot of work! We understand completely. A Read More

4 Hardscaping Options to Boost Your Backyard Appeal

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 11:39 pm Chris Jackman / 17

Our homes and the yards attached to them are our little kingdoms. They are the places we retreat to at the end of the day, where family and friends gather to celebrate the good occasions and mourn the sad ones, and places we go to feel safe. As much time as you spend inside your Read More

Arizona Landscape

How to Substitute Desert Plants for Your Favorite Flowers

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 9:31 pm Chris Jackman / 17

Everyone has their own idea of what their dream house looks like, and while the homes may vary widely, the general consensus is that colorful flowers and bushes make the dream come true! We all imagine a yard with emerald green grass, large shade trees, and, of course, a colorful profusion of sweet-smelling flowers. It’s Read More

Romantic Landscape Features to Make Your Landscaping Special

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 6:35 pm Chris Jackman / 17

For those that read The Secret Garden as a child, the magic and mystery of that special place have probably lingered, inciting readers to attempt cultivating a secret garden in their own backyards. Even those who haven’t read the book, however, can still appreciate a landscape that is verdant and rich with the romantic touches Read More

Arizona pool design ideas

3 New Arizona Pool Design Ideas to Make Your Backyard Stand Out

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm Chris Jackman / 17

Remember the days when very few people had pools in their backyard, and those that did had to stick to two basic designs? With very few exceptions (Liberace’s piano shaped pool, for one!), the standard homeowner’s pool was built in the shape of a rectangle or a kidney. It made the design process a lot Read More

New Image Landscape and Pools

Is a Splash Pad Right for You?

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:42 pm Chris Jackman / 17

Even though the calendar may say it is still spring, we seasoned desert veterans just have to step outside to know that summer has arrived. Temperatures are rising over 100 degrees, our deodorant is failing, and the blisters on our hands from holding on to scorching hot steering wheels are adding up! This is the Read More