Best Patio Pergola in Phoenix & Scottsdale

As many Phoenix and Scottsdale homeowners learned first hand just a few weeks ago – a vinyl patio pergola isn’t a wise investment. While we don’t often experience temperatures that extreme, obviously it can happen, and when it does, vinyl melts. It also gets brittle with age, especially baking in that desert sun for a few years. So, while it
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Hot Phoenix Fire Pit Trends 2017

Gas-burning fire pits are awesome Phoenix backyard attractions. Instant flames, no irritating smoke, soot, or ashes… ambience on demand. But no matter how unique or beautiful the stonework or vessel, the burning pit fill is well, boring. Lava rock. You can have any color you want, as long as it’s red or black. At least until recently. Now, you’ve got
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Pink Blooming Phoenix Landscaping Plants

Here’s 3 great Phoenix landscaping plants that add perennial color to your yard. They are all easy to grow in our climate, and sure to be a hit with fans of pink hues.   Tall, willowy bloom stems strewn with elongated trumpet florets, Beardtongue is familiar to many who pay attention to Phoenix landscaping plants. There are several families of
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Winter, Micro Climates & Phoenix Landscaping

You’ll find tons of variety available in Phoenix landscaping plants, but not all of them are hardy if it gets too cold. Never use weather averages to determine if you’ve found a winter hardy plant that will look great through all seasons here in the valley. Why? Because ‘averages’ don’t take real possibilities into account. Nor do they cover the oddities
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About Phoenix Putting Greens

One of the hottest new additions to outdoor living spaces in Scottsdale and Phoenix – putting greens. Not surprising, given that a grassy area increases the beauty of your landscaping. But a putting green offers more benefits than visually cooling off your yard with the addition of that grounding green expanse we lack in a water-wise desert landscape design. Here
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Identifying Scottsdale Landscaping Plants

If you don’t know much about plants that thrive here in the Valley, it can be easy to get confused over how to properly care for the different things in your Phoenix or Scottsdale landscaping.  Trees, and shrubs are a lot more straightforward than cacti and succulents. They are instantly identified by their woody trunks and stems, but when you aren’t so sure what
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Fall Color in Phoenix Landscape Design

Fall is always a great time to plant as the weather turns cooler, but it’s also when summer bloomers fizzle out leaving many a Valley yard a bit devoid of good color. Getting great flowering action year around calls for some good Phoenix landscape design planning. Details can be bothersome, but if you choreograph your plant layout right, you can
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Red-Blooming Phoenix Landscaping Plants

The flower color folks have reinvented the color wheel to suit purposes we can only guess at. Some of them think that pink is red, which is interesting… have you ever seen a pink firetruck? No one calls a pink tomato ‘red’. If you order a red sweater, you’ll get a red sweater, but not so with a perennial or
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Top 4 Phoenix Landscaping Perennials

Getting the most bloom power possible from the plants in the yard is what most people look for. Finding the right perennials can be frustrating if you’re not an avid gardener. A lot of plants produce beautiful flowers, but in your Phoenix landscaping, you want a hardworking bloomer. Like any other climate, there are some perennials that deliver extended spells
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High Color for Phoenix Landscaping in April

What’s blooming in the Valley in April? Some sensational low-maintenance cacti that will be right at home in your Phoenix landscaping. Perfect for water conservation, cactus flowers rival roses in beauty. You’ve got a range of sizes to pick from, as well as variety in flower color, texture, and overall plant color too. Argentine Cactus Technically known as Echinopsis candicans, and sometimes
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