Saguaros are a protected native plant in Arizona.
The desert willow’s leaves will turn brown and drop in the winter, so it’s a good time to trim it to the proper shape.
Old-style angle-stop valves are also known as multi-turn compression valves.
This is a new-style ball-joint valve that is a lot safer to use on a water line because it’s not susceptible to freezing because of calcium build up.
A rooftop installation of air conditioning equipment can save space and be less noisy than having the condenser standing just outside your house.
When a patio floods, try to reroute the path of the water with gutters and downspouts or a rock-lined trench drain.
This is the time of year when majestic agaves often fall prey to grubs that have eaten away the core of the plants
Make your box small enough to work on without walking inside.
When a garage door won’t close or open completely, it’s often because of a problem with sensor lights on the door tracks. Check them for dust and dirt first, and if cleaning them doesn’t work, call a professional.
One-inch pleated paper filters are the best to use with your air-conditioning intakes. Washable filters tend to restrict airflow.
Repairing or replacing air ducts can help bring down your energy bills. The age of the HVAC system might be a factor, as well.
Holding your nose when you open the spigot? If your water smells like sulfur, it could be a problem with the water heater or with a well.
Don't be surprised if mourning doves come calling. They are among the most abundant birds in Arizona.
If you use slate outdoors, as on this backyard bench, don't seal the tiles, as the sealer will deteriorate in intense sunshine.
The outdoor bib where you connect your garden hose is the place where you check your home's water pressure.