Popular Landscaping Trends to Consider for Your Yard

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 7:10 pm Chris Jackman / 39

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 / 39

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

Create a New Look for Your Yard in 2020

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm Chris Jackman / 39

New year, new decade, new Arizona yard? As 2020 begins, you may find yourself wanting everything in your life to be as shiny and new as the year, and yes, that includes the landscape of your old backyard! The weather in these early months makes it easy to get out there and work, so follow Read More

Home Drainage

Is Your Home Drainage Up to Snuff?

Posted on December 24, 2019 at 8:54 pm Chris Jackman / 39

When you live in the desert, chances are you aren’t considering whether or not the home drainage system in your home is doing what it is supposed to be doing. We worry about sun damage, the air conditioner breaking, and if you have enough salt for your margaritas, certainly, but drainage systems? Never! Or at Read More

The Perks of Pergolas

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 10:34 pm Chris Jackman / 39

We don’t have to tell you that the sun is bright; one step outside your door or car announces that simple fact rather loudly! In the summer, the sun provides a heat that can make outdoor life unbearable if you don’t have the proper equipment to help shield your body from the fiery orb in Read More

Winter is the Perfect Time for Outdoor Barbecues

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm Chris Jackman / 39

If you lived in the Midwest, the idea of a winter barbecue might cause your eyes to bug out in disbelief, but we Phoenicians know winter is the perfect time for pretty much everything outdoors, and that includes outdoor barbecues! Our mild winter temperatures and still sunny skies (for the most part) have us wanting Read More

backyard improvements

Three Features Your Backyard Improvements You Could Be Missing

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 12:02 am Chris Jackman / 39

The real world outside the boundaries of your home and yard can be a cruel and tough one, making it that much more important that we create sanctuaries to come back to at the end of each day. Inside our homes, we create spaces that are soft, warm, and welcoming, but the peace and tranquility Read More

3 Tips for a Luscious Winter Landscape

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm Chris Jackman / 39

As winter grows near, living in Arizona means we don’t have to settle for a barren and desolate landscape; this is the time when our yards can bloom with the most beautiful of flowers! Winter rye grass keeps our lawns greener than our summer lawns, and warm-ish temperatures bring out the best in the flowers Read More

Heated Spa

Enjoy Year-Round Water Fun with a Heated Spa or Pool

Posted on November 20, 2019 at 11:26 pm Chris Jackman / 39

Living in the Phoenix area comes with many perks. Offering a beautiful landscape, friendly people, and weather that lets us enjoy our pools almost year-round, there’s no place we would rather live! But the word “almost” bothers us a little, because we know that with an average of 299 days of sunshine in Phoenix each Read More

Pool Maintenance

Getting Your Pool Ready for Winter

Posted on November 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm Chris Jackman / 39

There are many great things about living in the Phoenix area: wonderful weather, swimming seasons that last far longer than most other places, and, if you own a pool, not a lot of maintenance is necessary to get your pool ready for the “harsh” winter months that lie ahead! There are a few pool maintenance Read More