Preparing for Summer 2020 in the Sonoran Desert

Preparing for Summer 2020 in the Sonoran Desert

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One thing is for sure, 2020 has been full of surprises. While few things are certain these days, one thing that you can rely on is Central Arizona’s summer heat. With temperatures starting to climb regularly above 100°F, it is important to have a plan for how to keep cool. The public closures that social distancing entails for public health …

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

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Your day-to-day life in Central Arizona probably involves our local tangle of highways and interstate freeways which wrap Phoenix and its surrounding region in busy human traffic. While we get our bearings on these highways, it may surprise many of us to learn that the land we live on is also part of another kind of super highway – one …

The Sun and Vitamin D

The Sun and Vitamin D

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Have you ever wondered about what vitamins are and why they are important to us? Vitamins are molecules that are necessary for our body to function correctly and are not made by the body alone. Most vitamins have a role in our metabolism and many other bodily functions including boosting the immune system. Vitamins were first discovered in 1912 and …

Planting a Native Garden

Planting a Native Garden

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With our abundant sunshine and minimal freeze hours, Central Arizona gives the ambitious gardener lots of options to play with. However, while thousands of plants are viable for portions of the year, many plants struggle to truly adapt to the region’s aridity and extreme heat. Homeowners who choose their plantings on looks alone may end up with landscaping that heavily …

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Buying your first home should feel like a dream coming true and the best recipe for success is being prepared. While home buying may seem daunting at first glance, if you are ready for each step of the process, the whole transaction can go a lot smoother.  Get Financially Organized While part of home buying is finding a space that …

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to locals that Phoenix is the hottest major city in the United States. Our city has outdone itself with a staggering average of 107 days a year with temperatures over 99°F, outpacing even Las Vegas which trails us with “only” 70 days in the triple digits. On a warming planet, the intensity of …

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Sun

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Sun

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Too much sun can be a problem for anyone but sun exposure can especially be a risk for young children. Children have sensitive skin and bad sunburns that occur early in life contribute to an increased risk of skin cancer in adulthood. Protecting your kids from the sun isn’t just something to remember at the beach or pool – especially …

7 Great Weekend Trips

7 Great Weekend Trips

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While for most of the country, winter is an excuse to hibernate, those of us lucky enough to live in Arizona have access to stunning nature and culture all season long. The rich natural wonder of our state and the warm desert climate make winter weekend trips a must! Here are some of our picks for the best spots to …

Tips for Water Conservation

Tips for Water Conservation

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Part of living well in the desert is using our natural resources wisely. Here in the Sonoran Desert, we can’t forget that water is our most precious resource. Smart water management is part of what makes living well in an arid environment possible. Taps Off Smart water use in the home is a key component to developing good water conservation …