Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Building a Ramada

Posted on: September 6th, 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: September 6th, 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: September 6th, 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.

French Country Backyard

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by xmlrpc

French Country backyard in the middle of the desert? It’s no small feat, but Pete Cure is up to the task. He will turn the backyard of a Desert Mountain home into one fitting for a French chateau.

Flagstone is beautiful and is the foundation of a French Country backyard. Pete shows you the best way to install it. Plus, flagstone can be pricey, but Pete will have some great alternatives that can save you money and still keep the French feeling alive.

Achieving a French Country backyard is easy if you know the right type of plants to use. Pete looks at the plants he used and also shows you some creative ways to bring out their beauty.

And if you truly want a French Country experience, a restaurant in Scottsdale can help with that. Arcadia Farms has been in Old Town for three decades. The setting is definitely French Country and the food is delicious.

Wait until you see the final results of the yard’s transformation from typical desert to dynamic and romantic French Country.

Arcadia Farms

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Achieving a French Country backyard is easy if you know the right type of plants to use. Pete looks at the plants he used and also shows you some creative ways to bring out their beauty.

And if you truly want a French Country experience, a restaurant in Scottsdale can help with that. Arcadia Farms has been in Old Town for three decades. The setting is definitely French Country and the food is delicious.

Turf & Soil Prep

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by xmlrpc

French Country backyard in the middle of the desert? It’s no small feat, but Pete Cure is up to the task. He will turn the backyard of a Desert Mountain home into one fitting for a French chateau. He’ll show you the proper irrigation and soil prep to keep those lush plants flourishing in Arizona. He also adds a pop of green with the proper type of synthetic turf.

Flagstone Install

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Flagstone is beautiful and is the foundation of a French Country backyard. Pete shows you the best way to install it. Plus, flagstone can be pricey, but Pete will have some great alternatives that can save you money and still keep the French feeling alive.

French Country Makeover

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by xmlrpc

French Country backyard in the middle of the desert? It’s no small feat, but Pete Cure is up to the task. He will turn the backyard of a Desert Mountain home into one fitting for a French chateau. Wait until you see the final results of the yard’s transformation from typical desert to dynamic and romantic French Country.

Plus, we’ll answer a viewer email about the best type of lighting for steps.

Terracing

Posted on: August 25th, 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.

In this segment we talk about 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. She’ll give us some advice on how to get our kids interested in sustainability.

Tucson Aquaponics

Posted on: August 25th, 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.

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.

Veggie Garden & Compost

Posted on: August 25th, 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.

In this week’s ‘Ask Pete’ we talk about using trees to shade your house and cut down on your electricity bills. And it wouldn’t be sustainability without composting. See how Pete uses some simple materials to get nutrient dense compost for his gardens.

Recycled Materials

Posted on: August 25th, 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.

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.