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, …

Inside the Sun

Inside the Sun

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Here at CC Sunscreens, we’re always thinking about the Sun – but most of the time our attention is focused on innovative, effective, and sustainable ways to reduce its heat and glare. We’ve built our reputation on making the Arizona sun more comfortable and enjoyable throughout the Glendale/Phoenix region of Central Arizona. While we spend a lot of time focusing …

Tips for Cooling Down Your Backyard

Tips for Cooling Down Your Backyard

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The easiest way to cool off your backyard is to create some shade from the sun. However, keeping your yard cooler when you live in the southwest, in the summer heat, is a whole new challenge.  Daytime highs commonly exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows at night barely sink below 90. When temperatures are this high for days on end, …

Tips for A Cool House on the Hottest Days

Tips for A Cool House on the Hottest Days

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It’s the end of Summer and there is nothing nicer than coming home to a cool house. This is especially true if you are hoping to avoid blasting the air conditioner all season. Cooling your house exclusively with your air conditioner can not only quickly become costly but can come with a heavy carbon footprint. Here are a few tips …

New to Arizona 7 Tips to Stay Cool

New to Arizona? 7 Tips to Stay Cool

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Welcome to Arizona, neighbor! For many Arizona newcomers, our mild winters and unstoppable sunshine are major draws to the area, but few come prepared for the extremes of our summer heat. Never fear! Learning to adjust to central Arizona’s hot summers may seem like a steep learning curve, but small adaptations to your home and lifestyle can make a huge …

Weekend Trip Prescott National Forest

Weekend Trip: Prescott National Forest

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Isn’t it time to take a break from Central Arizona’s scorching summer heat? Lucky for us, getting out of the desert sun doesn’t mean we have to travel far. This weekend, consider heading out to Prescott National Forest, a diverse and enchanting area of wilderness encompassing 1.25 million acres of land. With a wide array of recreational opportunities, camping adventures …