Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Roses & Annuals

Posted on: July 20th, 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.

Courtyard Renovation

Posted on: July 12th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Sometimes a backyard has already been heavily designed and features have been built, but the owners (whether original or new) might decide that the existing architecture and landscape isn’t performing the functions they want. That’s when it’s time to step back, re-design and renovate.

Host Pete Curé demonstrates how this works with a small backyard that hasn’t made the best use of its space. From refabricating a combination barbecue/fireplace into a pure fireplace while installing a new barbecue, to renovating walls and creating new counterspace and more, Pete will work with masons, plumbers and other contractors to create a much more useable space.

Plants are so important to adding color, especially in the desert. Pete will demonstrate the installation of a large saguaro cactus along with interesting plants, ground cover, potted plants and vines.

Horticultural Frontiers

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

A great opportunity awaits you at the home show if you visit Horticultural Frontiers. Their landscaping experts will draw up a landscape design on the spot in about thirty minutes for free. This design will give you a good sense of what your yard can look like with the help of Horticultural Frontiers.

Castcade Arizona

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location. One company trying to create a more serene environment for your landscape is Castcade Arizona. They can help you with any type of water feature you may want to add to your yard to create just the right mood or maybe block out some traffic noise. Castcade Arizona walks us through what to expect when adding a water feature and how you can get that desired sound you’re after.

Moon Valley

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location. Moon Valley Nurseries is a featured company at the home show and you won’t be disappointed at their vast selection of plants and trees. Whether you’re looking for some flowers to spruce up your yard or trees to give you some shade, Moon Valley Nurseries’ experts suggest you take photos of designs and plants you like and bring them in so they can make your dream yard come to life.

Gardener’s Eden

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Gardener’s Eden is just one of the companies highlighted at this year’s show. This local company helps homeowners design unique landscapes to fit their lifestyle and needs of their families. A good design is crucial to a successful yard makeover and as Gardener’s Eden tells us it can save you money in the long run.

Tower Garden

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Tower Garden is just one the unique products highlighted at this year’s show that will have you rethinking the way you garden. The Tower Garden simplifies traditional gardening, using a unique vertical garden system that makes it easy to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables at home without using soil.

Getaway Seating

Posted on: June 7th, 2015 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: May 30th, 2015 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.

Solar and Landscaping

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

It’s easy being green! We take you to a home in Paradise Valley that takes eco-friendly to the next level. Being green starts on the outside with landscape and we’ll show you how this homebuilder takes his outdoor environment up a notch. We’ll also see how solar brings this home’s electric bills down to practically nothing.

Green Home Products

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

On this episode of Step Outside we’ll take you to a home in Paradise Valley that takes eco-friendly to the next level. From the floors to the decor, we’ll take a look at the innovative ways the home builder is protecting Mother Earth. Come along as we tour this beautiful home and visit with some vendors who show us the latest in eco-friendly home products.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s the easiest place to go ‘green’. Come with us as we tour a luxurious kitchen with the latest eco-friendly kitchen design from the counters to the cabinets, no detail was overlooked in this beautiful Paradise Valley home.