Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Trees & Lawns

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé is replacing trees and palms. He’ll show you how to plant these the right way. Also, get your lawn ready for the winter season. And just how much water do you really need for your landscape to thrive? It may not be as much as you think.

Fall Planting

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Summer temperatures can take a toll on your landscape. When Fall arrives, it’s time to get everything blooming again. Join Pete Curé as he tackles diseased trees, lifeless planter beds, and dead brown lawns. We’ll walk you through the necessary steps to bring your yard back to life.

Verde Valley Wine Show

Posted on: October 6th, 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: October 6th, 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: October 6th, 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.

AZ Stronghold Wine

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Arizona Stronghold is a name synonymous with great Arizona wine. We head to their tasting room to get a lesson on wine and why the glass you’re using could be altering the taste.

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: October 6th, 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.

Sustainable Gardens

Posted on: September 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

First up, terracing. What is it and what can it do in your yard to help save water. And, we’ll talk to an expert in sustainability and get her tips on saving Mother Earth.

We don’t get a lot of rain here in Arizona so when we do get some wet weather it’s best to save it. Pete will show you how to install a rain barrel so you have precious water for your gardens and lawns. And there’s no better way to water your lawns than with well placed gutters. We’ll show you how a little planning with your gutters can keep your yard green.   Then we take a trip South to Tucson. We visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens to see how they use aquaponics.

In this week’s ‘Ask Pete’ we talk about using trees to shade your house and cut down on your electricity bills. And it would be sustainability with composting. See how Pete uses some simple materials to get nutrient dense compost for his gardens.

And finally, do you have some old materials laying around like bricks and wood. Pete will show you how he uses recycled materials to build a cool planter for his strawberry garden. All this and more as we travel to Clarkdale for a visit at Pete’s house.

Spectacular Views

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

Pete will show off a design by Duo Design Group. They took a small courtyard area off a master bedroom and created a tranquil spot with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain. 

Plus, do you have rabbits in your yard? We’ll answer a viewer email about how to take care of this problem that’s not so ‘adorable’. (Especially, if they’re eating your plants)

Stunning Pool

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching. 

Pete shows us is a showstopper in Paradise Valley. Donna Winters from Enchanted Garden Landscape tore down everything in the yard and built it back up. Wait ’till you see the view from this stunning pool. This backyard defines luxury.

Cozy Backyard

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

If you’re all about entertaining, then the yard designed by SustainScape is right up your alley. The features of this area include a fire pit, comfy seating, and a water feature that turns the hardscape into a cozy and warm space.

Pete also introduces us to the Plant Guru. His eclectic designs have made him the go-to guy for unusual designs for home and office. 

Best Landscapes

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

The first backyard Pete shows us is a showstopper in Paradise Valley. Donna Winters from Enchanted Garden Landscape tore down everything in the yard and built it back up. From a stunning man-made waterfall built into the surrounding mountain to the spectacular pool. This backyard defines luxury.

Pete will also show off a design by Duo Design Group. They took a small courtyard area off a master bedroom and created a tranquil spot with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain.

Finally, if you’re all about entertaining then the yard designed by SustainScape is right up your alley. The features of this area include a fire pit, comfy seating and a water feature that turns the hardscape into a cozy and warm space.

Pete also introduces us to the Plant Guru. His eclectic designs have made him the go-to guy for unusual designs for home and office. Plus, a field trip to Singh Farms to see why gardeners and farmers flock to his place. This guy is truly a “soil whisperer” and he’ll share his tips for great soil.