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  • 5 ideas to improve your summer outdoor living

    This week, we wanted to offer a few ideas to maximize your summer outdoor living experience.
  • 10 tips for your summer splashdown

    Warm weather has arrived and by the end of this month, the entire family will be ready for major pool time.
  • To protect your home, think like a burglar

    There are ways to frustrate burglars when they arrive at your house, but you have to out-think them.
  • 12 ways to use your tax refund check to remodel your home

    You may not get back a refund big enough to pay for demolishing and redoing the bathroom or kitchen. But even if you're only getting a few hundred from Uncle Sam, you can make some changes to add value to your home.
  • 5 important tips to consider when replacing your air conditioner

    The clock may be ticking for your old air conditioner, especially if the unit is 10 years old or more. And with our weather heating up and the big summer heat on the horizon, you may be worried your unit’s time is up. Well, now’s the perfect time to replace that old clunker-cooler. Soon it […]
  • Three important guidelines for maintaining your water heater

    If water heaters aren't regularly maintained, they can have a devastating of an effect.
  • 7 most overlooked spring-cleaning areas hidden around your home

    Calling all clean freaks! This is the list you've been waiting for - the most overlooked places dirt, grime and build-up are hiding in your home. We've listed each here and provided a few suggestions on how to address while tackling your spring-cleaning chores.
  • Shed some light on these gorgeous spring nights!

    It’s official. March 20th is the first day of spring. With all of us enjoying more and more time outdoors before the summer heat hits, you might consider giving your backyard lighting a bit of a spruce-up! Backyard lighting adds a nice touch of ambiance and helps you relax in your outdoor sanctuary. It’s also […]
  • Five easy green cleaning solutions to make at home

    When it comes to green and your house, home, castle and cabin, we wanted to offer you a few ideas on green cleaning solutions you can make yourself!
  • 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?