These 8 Head-High Hedges Grow Fastest

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal, Watters Garden Center Privacy and hedgerows are not top-of-mind until that neighbor dumps his leftover construction material for all to enjoy at the next backyard barbeque. My favorite is the super-sized motor home parked within feet of the property line that is now a chrome-covered albatross sitting between yards. … Read More…

WHY GREATER PRESCOTT?

“It only takes one visit to fall in love with Prescott,” shares Realtor Chris Kuknyo of West USA Realty of Prescott. “It usually starts Downtown at one of the many events on the historic Courthouse Plaza. Art shows, musical events or beer and wine festivals make for a great stroll around the shady plaza. If … Read More…

The Future of the Construction Industry Looks Bright

by Sandy Griffis, Executive Director, Yavapai County Contractors Association Two years ago our column addressed the importance of the construction industry and the folks who grind and labor in it daily. Two years ago our column talked about the shortage of industry workers, and today we are still plagued with the same major issue of … Read More…

Should I Move or Remodel?

by Tom Reilly, Principal & CEO, Renovations Always a tough question. There is, of course, the financial consideration that we will cover. However, and more importantly, there is the emotional consideration. This can be a powerful component of your decision-making process. Let’s start with a few steps you can take to sort through all the … Read More…

Memorial Trees Celebrate Those We Love

by Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener, Watters Garden Center It’s been over 78 years since I lost an uncle in Europe during World War II, but his memory is strong within our family. Stories live on about the last time the family saw him before he headed off to that fateful day and details of … Read More…

Wildfire Season is Upon Us

Wildfires Make Homeowner’s Insurance Harder to Come By In Western states and other parts of the country that are prone to wildfires, homeowner’s insurance is getting harder to come by and insurance companies are requiring policyholders to tend to the space around their homes to reduce the chances of the house going up in flames. … Read More…

RELOCATION – WHY GREATER PRESCOTT?

“Well, the secret is out and everyone is moving to the Greater Prescott area,” shared Realtor Di Norkus of The Norkus Group, West USA Realty. The reasons are plenty – mild climate, outdoor activities, history, culture and higher learning options – to name a few. Diane Clarke, Associate Broker, Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert, agrees … Read More…