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  • Want weed-free weekends? Pre-emergent is your best friend

    One chore on my honey-do list that I really don't like is picking weeds, especially when I could be spending that time doing another outdoor activity this glorious time of year.
  • Hiring a contractor, part 2: Dating your contractor

    Last week, in part 1 of this series, I went through the “vitals” that need to be taken when looking to hire a contractor. As you noted, the vitals are a straight-forward factual checklist of information to collect. But in addition to the vitals, and to get to know your contractor really, really well, I […]
  • Hiring a contractor, Part 1: Taking the vitals

    The State of Arizona has very strict rules and regulations that govern the state's contractors.
  • 3 easy dates to fertilize your trees

    One of the most asked questions we get on the show each week during the gardening hour is, "How often should I fertilize my citrus trees, and when's the best time of year."
  • 6 keys to tackling your man cave

    Man caves have really grown in popularity over the past five years. With that, there have been best practices that have evolved through trial and error and callers to our Saturday morning show. As you read through the following list of tips, remember the first tip is the most important and will ensure you’re enjoying […]
  • With insulation, more isn’t always better

    Is the water running from your kitchen faucet hot enough to boil an egg or just wilt the lettuce for your Caesar salad? Are you risking a heatstroke when you visit that Death Valley location you refer to as your garage? Is your attic so hot that you wonder why your roof isn't on fire?
  • How can I get rid of ants around my house and yard?

    We are always amazed at the topics that generate a significant response from our listeners; in this case ants!
  • Hard facts about six common water treatment-softening myths

    Arizona has hard water; that's a given. But once you accept that fact, you have to decide what to do about the water at your house.
  • Which terms do I need to know before I start shopping for windows?

    As you shop for new windows, you'll hear and read a lot of jargon about glazing, spacers and cladding. Here is a glossary of terms that might help you understand what is being discussed.
  • How can I live on less electricity this summer?

    Summer is almost here, and you're probably already dreading your hot-weather electric bills.