5 Tips for "Greening" Your Home in 2022

5 Tips for “Greening” Your Home in 2022

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Many of us have heard about climate change in the news but it’s hard to believe it will eventually start to affect us on a personal level. Despite what we might think climate change will and in ways has already begun to affect our lives. It’s tempting to want to bury our heads in the sand, but a more proactive …

Making Your Home Desert Friendly

Making Your Home Desert Friendly

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Desert, Home Improvement, Sonoran Desert

Living in the Sonoran Desert is a unique experience. Only other desert dwellers can understand the extreme heat and extreme beauty of sweeping landscapes, and mountains always looming in view. If you are considering building a new home in the desert or just want to upgrade yours to make it more desert friendly there are some things to consider. Number …

Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

CC Sunscreen Research, Science

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

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Desert, Tips & Tricks, Windows

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

CC Sunscreen Climate, Patio Shades, Tips & Tricks

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

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Weather

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

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Patio Shades

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 …