Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

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If you have a patio in this desert climate you already know how quickly the sun makes colors fade. It’s hard to keep paint from losing its luster and all too soon before brand new patio furniture starts to lose its fresh look. Patio furniture is by no means cheap so it can be frustrating to watch the sun affect …

Window Desert Gardening Tips

Window Desert Gardening Tips

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Desert gardening can be a challenge! Our climate and hot sun can sabotage early plans for a lush showing of flowers or a hearty and giving vegetable garden. Many of us don’t have the space, however, a good solution for the home gardener who wants a little green in their life is to start a window garden. This is simply …

Backyard Holiday Party Ideas for Your Patio

Backyard Holiday Party Ideas for Your Patio

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There is just something wonderful about celebrating the holidays far away from the ice and cold. For one thing, for fall and winter gatherings, Southern Arizona is just about the perfect place to host outdoor holiday parties. Most years the temperature won’t drop too drastically, and the chance of rain is usually sparse. Even so, throwing an outdoor holiday party …

Tips for Winterizing Your Desert Home

Tips for Winterizing Your Desert Home

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Here in Central Arizona, our winter weather is mild to the point where it can be downright delightful. With that in mind, it can surprise many homeowners that their Sonoran Desert home will need to be winterized. While we don’t have to deal with freezing ice and driving snow, winter still brings about a significant change in temperature and weather. …

Design Inspiration for Your Patio

Design Inspiration for Your Patio

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Whether you have acres to landscape, or just a small patio, a purposeful and comprehensive design can optimize the space you have and make it a pleasure for you to entertain and enjoy quiet time outside. When the weather is more favorable to being outside in the winter and spring, you can extend your home by giving yourself more entertaining …

Desert Backyard Design Ideas

Desert Backyard Design Ideas

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If you love the striking beauty of the desert Southwest as much as we do, you’ve probably considered ways in which you can bring the aesthetics of the desert landscape to your own home. Designing with the desert in mind takes advantage of a rich diversity of dryland plants that save on water bills while summoning the richness of our …

Understanding Rain Patterns in The Sonoran Desert

Understanding Rain Patterns in The Sonoran Desert

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Living in the Sonoran Desert gives you an appreciation for rainfall and the water it brings. One of the hottest and driest areas of the country, the Sonoran Desert depends on infrequent and unpredictable rains. Life here has adapted to the aridity and the extreme fluctuations. Annual rainfall for the Sonoran ranges from 3 to 15 inches. Most native flora …

Caring for Your Upholstery

Caring for Your Upholstery

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Your home is a place you should be both proud of and completely comfortable in. Finding the right look and feel for the decor of your home has probably meant you’ve invested in furniture. From that perfect sectional sofa to your favorite reading chair, the comfort of your furniture relies on upholstery. Furniture and upholstery aren’t cheap, so it is …

The Hottest Cities In the World

The Hottest Cities In the World

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As part of a desert metropolis, the Phoenix area knows a thing or two about dealing with extreme temperatures. By many metrics, Phoenix ranks as the hottest city in the United States, recording 169 days a year with temperatures over 90°F and a record temperature of 122°F. Our city is full of adaptations to meet the challenges of extreme heat, …