Gardening in the Desert: Top Tips for Fall Planting in Tucson
Summers in Southern Arizona can be tough. The weather warms up significantly and while the long days of sunshine are great, the heat can be a lot. So what to do? One option is to put a pool in your yard!
It was February 14, 1912, when President William Howard Taft strode into the Oval Office and signed a bill that amended Arizona Territory into the State of Arizona. Though it took a simple signature to enact statehood, the actual efforts to get here were long and arduous.
While February 14th is nationally known as Valentine’s Day, Arizonans know that on this day in history Arizona completed the 48 conterminous United States in the union.
Holiday plans in place, check. Guests arriving, check. But, oh no, what about the house?! Prepping for the holidays tacks on unwanted stress—there's no doubt about that. With proper planning, you can enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family without any worries. From now until New Year’s, get a jumpstart on your resolutions with these holiday-home tips.
Young or old, kids or no kids — single-story living is well-suited to a wide range of individuals’ needs and lifestyles. Popularized during the postwar economic boom, one-story homes defined the attainability of the American dream. This popularity carried into the 1970s and declined in the early 21st century, however, within recent years the acclaim of single-story living returned. With the right plan, living in a one-story home brings countless benefits.
Designing a custom or semi-custom home is a huge undertaking with a number of big decisions falling on your shoulders. When you build, it turns into a full-scale commitment that may look overwhelming — from customizing the floor plan to selecting paint options. As you begin the home-building process, consider implementing these tips to make your dream home a reality.
Your home is your garden — or perhaps your garden is your home. In-home gardens are a perfect way to bring life to your home, especially if your desired plants can’t live outside or you don’t have space for a garden. Here are some amazing house plants to turn your space into a natural paradise.
Many plants will grow well in your home, especially if they have a sunny window to sit in. Plants are also a great way to add a bit of color accent to your home, offer air purifications, and grow something delicious for your table.
When it comes time to build or design your living space, it’s crucial to know how to define the vision for your dream home. You need to know what you want to help guide your choices and budget. Defining your dream home gives your plan a structure and a centering point.
An environmentally friendly home starts with building plans but continues with your everyday decisions. Your home is only as environmentally friendly as you’re willing to make it. But studies show that environmentally-friendly decisions have both short and long term benefits for your wallet and for the world. From water conservation to energy efficiency, your home can be comfortable and eco-friendly too.