Many residents who are new to the Phoenix area are shocked to learn that there really is a winter season in the desert. The area is famous for the “dry heat” of the summer which can reach in excess of 110 degrees but little is mentioned about the large temperature swing which occurs in the winter time. The daytime temps can be quite pleasant reaching even into the 70’s but clear skies can result in almost a 40 degree temperature loss at night. These freezing temperatures can do a great deal of damage to your plants if they are left unprotected on these cold nights. [Read more…]
When it comes to wintertime, every area of the country has its challenges. With a few, it is the snow and the ice. Wind, rain, and hail are problems in some other areas. Your outdoor kitchen requires some special care, even though you might use it in of the wintertime.
You must plan ahead even if you don’t live in a region which has a great deal of snow. Being sure that your outdoor kitchen has some cover plus some extra care is going to be good for keeping it in good shape. [Read more…]
Many people are surprised when they learn it gets cold enough in Phoenix to cause frost! Quite often between December and early into March nighttime temperatures can drop below freezing which can damage plants and trees if you do not take the proper precautions. Below are some general rules and guidelines to follow to help protect your landscape. [Read more…]