Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Remodels & Pottery

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Host Pete Curé visits a number of renovation sites and walks us through every step of the process. One property located in Paradise Valley’s Clearwater Hills is perched on a cliff and offers a beautiful view. The remodel included removing the existing deck, drilling into walls of the pool and more. Pete shows us every step of the process.

We’ll also see the installation of a number of major plant formations, including an ironwood tree that’s more than 50 years old. 

Finally, Pete visits a pottery dealer with a number of beautiful, authentic ceramics that can add substantial interest to any property.

Getaway Seating

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Host Pete Curé demonstrates the construction of a getaway outdoor seating area for a backyard. While any level area of a yard can be turned into a seating area with a few chairs, a more permanent structure can create a comfortable and beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Pete will take you step-by-step through building a masonry and stucco seat wall that can give your yard a much more personal touch. 

Pete also revisits a water feature from an earlier episode and explores the plant and animal life being added to the pond.

Water Feature

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Host Pete Curé takes us step-by-step through the planning and building of an outdoor water feature. Pete demonstrates every step and walks us through every important decision that must be made in order to create a beautiful fountain and pond while actually building one in the backyard of a local home. From dirt to finished product, you’ll learn everything it takes to add movement, sound, cooling and beauty to your backyard.

Turf Installation

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Mowing the lawn in the summer of Arizona is not a chore anyone wants. Consider synthetic grass. Pete shows you what to look for when purchasing turf and how to install it yourself. This DIY turf project can be finished in just one weekend.

Do It Yourself

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how to tackle several DIY backyard and garden projects. Using a home in the Arizona Biltmore as his backdrop. Pete will walk you through some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in a weekend.

This backyard of an Arizona Biltmore home has more negatives than positives. The space is narrow and the homeowner wants to give a more airy, open feeling. She also wants low maintenance and a shade area to relax.

One of the best ways to add shade to a backyard is with a Ramada. Pete walks you through the step-by-step of this DIY Ramada project. A quick trip to the hardware store for materials and tools, plus a phone call or two to some friends, will help get the job done.

Mowing the lawn in the summer of Arizona is not a chore anyone wants. Consider synthetic grass. Pete shows you what to look for when purchasing turf and how to install it yourself. This DIY turf project can be finished in just one weekend.

Along the way, Pete will show you how to repair a sprinkler, choose the proper plants for your yard and how to use pots to create a more dynamic backyard space.

All of these DIY projects are put to good use as Pete reveals how the Arizona Biltmore home yard turned out… in a word… spectacular.

Building a Ramada

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how to tackle several DIY backyard and garden projects. Using a home in the Arizona Biltmore as his backdrop, Pete will walk you through some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in a weekend.

This backyard of an Arizona Biltmore home has more negatives than positives. The space is narrow and the homeowner wants to give a more airy, open feeling. She also wants low maintenance and a shade area to relax.

One of the best ways to add shade to a backyard is with a Ramada. Pete walks you through the step-by-step of this DIY Ramada project. A quick trip to the hardware store for materials and tools, plus a phone call or two to some friends, will help get the job done.

Healthy Plants

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how plant location, soil prep and the proper nutrients can give you year-round healthy plants. Plus, a quick way to tackle weeds.

Proper Pruning

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you the proper way to prune your plants and how to use pots to create a more dynamic backyard space.

All of these DIY projects are put to good use as Pete reveals how the Arizona Biltmore home yard turned out… in a word… spectacular.

Mediterranean Oasis

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Visit the Royal Palms Hotel and Casitas in Phoenix and see how clever architecture and well-thought-out landscaping can help create a beautiful Mediterranean feel, even in the middle of the Southwest desert.

Water Features

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues his water feature tour in Sedona, AZ. Check out a home that has sweeping mountain views and a stunning pool and spa. However, the greatest water feature of this home is the one that greets you at the bottom of the driveway and leads you up all the way to the front door. In this segment, Pete also shows you how to build a pond in your own backyard. Natural ponds are very popular in Arizona and can add the calming sounds of water to your landscape.

Backyard Pond

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you one of his favorite features, a backyard park in a home. It includes a magnificent pond and stream with an elevation range of 30ft from top to bottom. This natural pond has crystal clear water — plants, fish, algae and bacteria keep the system balanced. The backyard park also includes gazebos, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, pathways taking visitors throughout the garden, tree house — there are so many different things to explore on this property.

Pools & Ponds

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues his water tour in the high country of Sedona, AZ. Check out a spectacular pool with a beautiful negative edge that sweeps over mountain views. Owners can also enjoy great views from spa that sits just above the pool. If you want to avoid the expense and high maintenance of a large pool, you can choose to have a pond in your backyard. Pete shows you a natural pond with fish and water lilies that’s extremely low maintenance. Add the sound and calming effects of water in your backyard this weekend.