Refreshers for Worn-Down Rooms

by Blake Herzog Have you been in your home for a while and watched the walls turn from beige to greige? Or maybe you’ve just moved into your fixer-upper knowing the fix may have to wait for a year or three? If you hit a mental or budgetary block when it comes to the word … Read More…

Beware Pitfalls When Ordering Construction Materials 

by Sandy Griffis, Executive Director, Yavapai County Contractors Association The “rash” of phone calls continues from homeowners who have purchased materials/products primarily online and are calling for referrals for contractors to perform installation of these materials and/or products.  The majority of the calls pertain to plumbing fixtures, faucets, shower heads, tile, water heaters and now … Read More…

Put Spring in Your Step with a Clean Home

by Blake Herzog Giving your home a thorough scrub down as winter gives way to spring is a tradition found not just in the U.S., but around the globe.  The concept may have begun taking shape in Persia (Iran) about 5,000 years ago at the beginning of its new year, which coincides with the first … Read More…

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

by Blake Herzog Spring is the most vibrant, transformational season of all as we steadily pull out of winter’s botanical doldrums and celebrate the re-emergence of every leaf and flower, bird and bee we’ve been missing.  But since we live in the hills and mountains of Arizona’s Central Highlands, we need to do a little … Read More…

2021 Roses – Best in Show, Best in Your Garden

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s Garden Gal The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils, we grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague gardens in high-humidity states.  Every garden deserves at least one rose bush, whether in the ground, … Read More…

Benefits of Good Landscaping Come in Many Stripes

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior when it comes to comfort, aesthetics and entertaining friends and family. A beautifully landscaped yard significantly adds joy and quality of life, not to mention increasing the financial value for your home and enhancing the community. ZebraScapes Landscaping and Services is a family-owned … Read More…

Rear AEB Technology Reduces Fender Benders

Have you ever been tailgating and then the driver in front of you suddenly slams on their brakes? That situation requires swift reaction to avoid a collision. Fortunately, advanced safety systems are being unveiled every day in the auto industry that can prevent those types of accidents and make our roads safer for all users. … Read More…

High Desert, Hardy Cactuses

Greater Prescott has a bit of a dual personality Cactuses have a prickly beauty straight out of a frontier film and are wonders of arid adaptation that help save water for people and those ponderosas. The majority of them don’t fare well past freezing, but there are a few types that can persevere, either on … Read More…

Aim for Pet-Friendly Flooring

by Dennis Rowland, Regional Vice President, Primera Carpet One Floor and Home Pets are furry, lovable and loyal, and they’re considered a member of the family. They love spending time outside, the adventure that comes with a ride in the car, and, if you’re lucky, you might even have a pet that loves to roll … Read More…