We may not get long hours of darkness, freezing temperatures, and piles of snow that make us want to burrow under the blankets. But even Sonoran Desert dwellers want to curl up with a blanket and something warm to drink when it gets cooler. And many … [Read more...] about Create a Cozy Reading Space
From now until the end of the year, holiday clutter and chaos will try to sneak into your home. Now is a great time to get ahead of it. Hosting holiday parties and family dinners, stockpiling gifts and stocking stuffers, and putting out your favorite … [Read more...] about Get Ahead of the Holiday Clutter & Chaos
Not too long ago, if Fountain Hills residents wanted to recycle, they had to load it in their car and drive it to a row of dumpsters in the library parking lot. When the Town started a new contract with Republic Services, curbside recycling bins were … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Working around the Recycling Problem
The monsoon season may be late this year, but when it does come, the mosquitoes come with it. Not only do their bites make our skin suffer, but Arizona mosquitoes can carry the West Nile Virus. Since there is no West Nile vaccine for humans, the best … [Read more...] about How to Naturally Combat Mosquitoes
When you know you will be selling your home in the future and it’s a year or more away, you have an opportunity to improve your selling outcome. Now is the time to think about features that will get the attention of buyers and bring you top dollar. … [Read more...] about 5 Features That Catch a Buyer’s Attention
More than 80% of those who are 65 and older say they want to stay in their homes as they age. However, only 1% of American homes are conducive to senior living. While more attention is being given to designing homes that will last through all the … [Read more...] about Home Improvement Tips for Your Golden Years
Just because you live in the desert doesn’t mean you have to settle for a barren, rocky yard. A thoughtfully planned xeriscape can bring layers of visual beauty to your landscape. Xeriscape is a landscape design that reduces or eliminates the need … [Read more...] about Xeriscape Can Be Beautiful!
Part of living in the Sonoran Desert is designing your landscape to withstand harsh summer temperatures and frequent drought conditions. Most people opt for xeriscape that includes yards made of rock and low-maintenance, drought-tolerant … [Read more...] about Natural Grass or Artificial Turf? That is the Question!
When Fountain Hills was designated as the world’s 17th Dark Sky Community in January 2018, the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association committed to educating residents about the importance of protecting our night sky. Many people don’t realize how … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways to Protect Local Wildlife from Light Pollution
In Arizona, about 30 children a year are lost to drownings. Arizona children, ages 1 to 4, are at higher risk and drown at a rate of nearly twice the national average. Because of this, the State of Arizona and most counties and cities within the … [Read more...] about Pool Barriers Save Lives: Know the Laws