Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Lawn to Garden – Pt1

Posted on: January 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Join Pete Cure as he starts a major backyard renovation — he’s turning a dry backyard into a beautiful botanical garden. (Part 1)

Roses & Annuals

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Join Pete Cure as he looks at a variety of roses and teaches us how to use them in different settings (formal/informal). Also, get some planting and pruning tips and learn how to use annuals to bring more color to your garden.

Sedona/Boynton Canyon

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure looks back on a spectacular Sedona home surrounded by a National Forest and Red Rock cliffs. Also, get some construction tips from a Sedona-area builder.

Colorful Yard

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how to add color to your yard in an easy and inexpensive way.  Add annual color like petunias, perennial color like lavender, and permanent plants like hibiscus throughout the yard. You can also add layering effects in different sized pots by using tall plants like yellow coreopsis in the back along with short plants like red periwinkles in the front. The red and yellow colors add a nice contrast to the area as well. In order to water your plants daily, Pete shows you how to set up a separate irrigation system for your pots.

Tip: You don’t want to give the same amount of water to your pot plants as you do to your ground plants. Pete recommends having a separate drip irrigation system installed for your pots — on its own line; setup on a separate controller. Plants in pots need about 3-4min of water daily; plants in the ground need way more – especially in the summertime. Having two different irrigation systems will help control the waterflow.

Pete continues to work on the botanical-like garden for the homeowners. He creates new pathways leading to a seating area and wildlife water feature. He meets up with Derrick Boscarino from Grand Materials & Supply as he lays down 25tons of ¼ minus madison gold. This granite gives the pathway and yard a natural Arizona native look.

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grand materialsGrand Materials & Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of landscaping products and construction materials.  It sells a wide range of products such as irrigation parts, outdoor lighting, pavers, masonry supplies, cement products, flagstone, travertine, boulders, decorative rock, soil, mulch and all aggregates for outdoors projects, small or large, residential or commercial such as parking lots, roads, pipe lines flood control etc.

The company’s main office, showroom and materials yard is located in Surprise, Arizona, with satellite showrooms and materials yards in Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler, ArizonaGrand Materials and Supply, Inc. operates a large fleet of dump trucks and flatbed trucks which are used to deliver customer orders to job sites.

Grand Materials Supply

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Work continues at the historic home remodel. Pete Cure goes shopping for irrigation, granite, and lighting at Grand Materials & Supply, the Valley’s landscape superstore. First, he talks with Joe Bergeron about the variety of irrigation products their store offers. Together, they decide to install a drip irrigation system with new valves and control system. Pete shows you how to protect your irrigation system from being chewed up by desert animals like rabbits and squirrels.

While at Grand Materials & Supply, Pete picks out some granite for pathways that he’s creating on the historic property. He speaks with Derrick Boscarino who reviews the different types of granite they carry. The store can also order specialty products if needed – any size, any color. Derrick recommends using 1/4″ minus for Pete’s historic project. Madison gold is commonly used throughout the valley. Pete decides to have 50 tons of it delivered to the site. Creating these pathways will provide a tranquil way to enjoy the property.

Lastly, Pete talks with Alex Babb regarding proper lighting for the project. He hopes to light the driveway, pathways, some saguaros and nice old trees throughout the property. From halogen to LED lights, Alex reviews the benefits of each. He points out that less wire, less voltage, and smaller transformers are required with the new generation of lighting. With LEDs there is no need to change bulbs and they require very low maintenance for homeowners, which is a positive.

To get more info about Grand Materials & Supply, your one-stop shop, please call (480) 986-5800

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grand materials

Grand Materials & Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of landscaping products and construction materials.  It sells a wide range of products such as irrigation parts, outdoor lighting, pavers, masonry supplies, cement products, flagstone, travertine, boulders, decorative rock, soil, mulch and all aggregates for outdoors projects, small or large, residential or commercial such as parking lots, roads, pipe lines flood control etc.

The company’s main office, showroom and materials yard is located in Surprise, Arizona, with satellite showrooms and materials yards in Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler, ArizonaGrand Materials and Supply, Inc. operates a large fleet of dump trucks and flatbed trucks which are used to deliver customer orders to job sites.

Irrigation Install

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how to install an irrigation system. He includes a reduced pressure vacuum breaker, which feeds a one inch main line that goes throughout the whole property distributing water to each individual drip valve. He also shows you a great way to protect your irrigation project from desert animals and avoid losing a lot of water. It’s really important to have the proper irrigation and installation plan figured out so that your plants get the right amount of water.

While Pete finishes up the irrigation, we head over to Lon’s Restaurant at the Hermosa Inn. Jeremy Pacheco (Executive Chef) whips up a delicious dish for you. He makes stuffed squash blossoms with goat cheese and blistered shishito peppers. He also creates a tempura batter and shows you how to make a quick-and-easy citrus vinaigrette. Many of the ingredients (such as fresh chives and parsley) come straight from Lon’s garden. Other ingredients come from local farmers around the Valley.

Did You Know: With a 1/2 acre organic garden that rotates seasonally, the menu at Lon’s Restaurant changes regularly to reflect the freshest local ingredients. From ‘farm-to-table’ concept, customers will taste the freshness and quality first-hand.

For more information, please visit www.hermosainn.com/lons

Shopping for Pots

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Work continues at the historic home remodel. In this episode, Pete Cure goes shopping for irrigation, granite, and lighting at Grand Materials & Supply. First, he talks with Joe Bergeron about the variety of irrigation products. Then, he picks out some granite for pathways that he’s creating on the historic property. He speaks with Derrick Boscarino who reviews the different types of granite products they carry. Lastly, Pete talks with Alex Babb regarding proper lighting for the project. He hopes to light the driveway, pathways, some saguaros and nice old trees on the site.

After shopping trip, Pete shows you how to install an irrigation system. It’s really important to have the proper irrigation and installation plan figured out so that your plants get the right amount of water. He also shows you a great way to protect your irrigation project from desert animals. While Pete’s finishing up the irrigation, we head over to Lon’s Restaurant at the Hermosa Inn for a delicious dish. Jeremy Pacheco (Executive Chef) makes stuffed squash blossoms with goat cheese and blistered shishito peppers.

Back at the project site, Pete Cure shows you how to add color to your yard in an easy and inexpensive way. You can also add layering effects to your pots by using tall and short plants in the same pots. Pete continues to work on the homeowner’s botanical-like garden by creating new pathways, which lead to seating areas and wildlife water feature. He lays down ¼ minus madison gold granite on the pathways that he bought earlier from Grand Materials & Supply. This particular granite helps give the area a natural Arizona native look.

Finally, Pete shows you how to attract desert animals in your own backyard. Using natural surroundings, you can build a wildlife water feature with large rocks and boulders. Add a trickle of water in your yard to mask nearby traffic by creating a small pond and installing a water pump. Sit at a nearby bench during the right time of day and you may even see javelinas, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, and rabbits run around. A wildlife water feature is a great addition to any landscape!

Wildlife Water Feature

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how to attract wildlife in your own backyard. Using natural surroundings, you can build a wildlife water feature with large rocks and boulders. Add a trickle of water in your yard to mask nearby traffic by creating a small pond and installing a water pump. Sit at a nearby bench and you may even see javelinas, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, and rabbits run around. Get your own private wildlife show in your own garden – start your project today. A wildlife water feature is a great addition to any landscape!

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

We visit the site of one of the biggest bank heists in its day and now it’s a well known wine tasting room. See why Four Eight Wineworks is the talk of Clarkdale and how they are helping other aspiring winemakers achieve their dreams.

Verde Valley Wine Show

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

On this episode of Step Outside, we head to the Verde Valley to explore Arizona’s Wine Country.  

First up, we travel to one of the oldest vineyards in the area where tourists aren’t just coming for the wine. And white, red, or rose — what actually makes a good bottle of wine? We’ll visit some tasting rooms and get some tips on wine varieties. Plus, a trip to a restaurant that’s small on space, but big on flavor.

Alcantara Vineyards

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

On this episode of Step Outside, we head to the Verde Valley to explore Arizona’s Wine Country.  

First up, we take a look at this bustling area just ninety minutes north of Phoenix that is becoming a popular wine destination. Then, we’ll travel to one of the oldest vineyards in the area where tourists aren’t just coming for the wine.

Fine Wine and Food

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

It’s the company some say put Arizona on the wine map. We head to Arizona Stronghold’s winery for a lesson on making award-winning wine. Then, it might be small on space, but it’s big on flavor. Come with us, as we dine at Abbie’s Kitchen.