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Backyard Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas (Part 2)

Don’t think that planning for your outdoor winter wonderland wedding is done yet! We have a number of additional ideas to make your special day the most perfect it could be! Let’s jump right back into some of the ideas we’ve come up with for you… Keep your outside patio table: You might have a […]

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Backyard Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas (Part 1)

Weddings can be the most joyous, memorable event of a person’s life. After all, a wedding ceremony is a time where family and friends can come together and celebrate the union of two of their loved ones. But how can you pull off a winter wonderland themed wedding right here in Arizona? And right here […]

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At Home Activities for the Winter (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our fun series covering a number of different activities for the whole family to enjoy during the winter! We went over a few great ideas to keep children occupied and away from their screens in our previous post, and we have even more great ideas to come! Without further […]

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At Home Activities for the Winter (Part 1)

The greatest thing about living in Arizona during the winter time? The weather, of course! Luckily, we don’t have to deal with snow, temperatures below freezing, and ice melting salt all over the road. However, must of us who have grown up in the valley or have moved here are already acclimated to what we […]

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Fire Pit Food Prep

So many folks have grills that the thought of cooking over their fire pit might not even occur to them, outside of the occasional s’more. Don’t be like those people! Get that fire burning and let’s take a culinary crash course. Be Prepared Being prepared shouldn’t be as big a problem as if you were […]

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Only YOU Can Prevent Patio Fires

You have decided on the kind of fire feature would work best for your patio space, but before you light up the first delightful fire make a note of these important fire safety tips! Before all else, make sure you have chosen a spot for your fire 10 feet(at a minimum!) away from any structure […]

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Fire Pits And You, A Beginner’s Guide to Outdoor Warmth

There are few things that resonate so deeply within the human soul as gathering with friends and family around a fire. Perhaps it taps into our most basic needs, for warmth and community; perhaps it speaks to some primal state of being when the creation fo fire was the pinnacle of human achievement. Whatever it […]

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Arizona Room, Summer Exclusive or All Seasonal Sanctuary?

When you think Arizona room what springs to mind? Chances are it’s the summer outdoor sanctuary when the sun is most oppressive. But is that the only time to put it to work? Last time we talked about using (or often not) using your patio in the winter, but here is the answer to that […]

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Using Your Patio Space In the Winter

It would be foolish to suggest you can use your patio for all the same activities in the winter as in the summer. While we may have a more ‘mild’ winter here in Arizona, it still gets absolutely freezing at times. Last time on the blog we talked about how to winterize your furniture, so […]

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Winterize Your Patio Furniture

We in Arizona are lucky in that while the temperatures may be dropping, we can still spend quality time outdoors in the winter season. The first step to that is making sure your patio furniture is ready to withstand those freezing temps. To that you need to winterize your furniture, whether it is metal, plastic, […]

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How To Make The Most Out of Your Decorative Pumpkins

Ever wonder what to do with pumpkins? Obviously, we aren’t referring to carving them for Halloween decorations, we are talking about how to eat them! Since Halloween is over, we are assuming that you won’t be carving interesting Jack-O-Lantern designs for another year. However, pumpkin-based foods can be an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving meal! […]

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Best Vegetables To Plant in Fall (Part 2)

Looking to find even more vegetables you can plant in the fall? Look no further! We hope that you took some time to look at all of the vegetables in part one of this two part series. We do want you to keep in mind that the majority of these vegetables are leafy and green. […]

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Best Vegetables To Plant in Fall (Part 1)

There are pros and cons with every seasonal change. For instance, while summer fruits, such as strawberries, peaches, and all of our other favorite sweets are ushered out, we get to bring in a whole new array of fall fruits and vegetables! With that in mind, it’s time to grab your working gloves and get […]

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How To Water-proof Your Tablecloths

With the weather finally beginning to cool down, more people will want to do things outside! And what better way to enjoy the cool weather than having your friends and family over for a BBQ. With that in mind, we all know how much of a hassle it can be to clean up the mess […]

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DIY Halloween Ideas for your Front Yard (Part 2)

If some of the ideas in part one of this two part series weren’t inspiring enough, there DIY Halloween decorations for your front yard will surely give you a scream! Be on the lookout for other people’s wood! Okay, digging in the “trash” per se isn’t what we are talking about. But if you happen […]

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DIY Halloween Ideas for your Front Yard (Part 1)

More so than any other time of the year, Halloween is when your front yard will be looked at the most. With children and teens of all ages, usually accompanied by a parent or two, your Halloween decorations are equally as important as the type of candy you hand out. After all, we can all […]

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Keeping Plants Warm in the Winter (Part 2)

We hope that you enjoyed the first part in this two-part series about how to keep your plants safe and warm during the cooler seasons. Here in part two, we will wrap up this series with some final advice and tips… For those who really want to go above and beyond to protect their plants, […]

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Keeping Plants Warm in the Winter (Part 1)

With fall and winter right around the corner, it’s important to keep your outdoor plants safe and warm. After all, you wouldn’t want to lose all of the time and dedication you’ve put into making your front or backyard look beautiful and fantastic! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when the weather […]

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The Best Time to Prepare for Spring and Summer is Now

There is no doubt, spring and summer are everyone’s favorite seasons to spend time out on their patio. This is especially true if that patio is adjacent to a pool! As soon as the temperature turns around and things start heating up, you want to be ready to head outside and enjoy the sun! The […]

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Best Websites For Patio Decoration Ideas

While you want your outdoor patio to be the best it can, sometimes, furniture alone just isn’t enough. If you want to really spruce up your backyard, here are a few websites to look at in order to get some great, new ideas: HGTV: Even though HGTV is an absolute home and garden giant, they […]

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Boosting The Quality Of Your Soil

Having a home garden in Arizona can be difficult for some. Whether you’re growing flowers or fruits and veggies, the quality of soil and nutrients that your plants receive is crucial to their survival. While buying soil and additives from a store can be helpful, there are things you can do without needing to spend […]

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The History Of Chimeneas

If you don’t know what a chimenea is, you’ve probably seen them around your friend’s backyards or at eclectic furniture stores without even knowing! Their design is unique and elegant in that they have a circular or bulbous base with a wide-mouth opening, and an elongated, vertical chimney. But where did chimeneas come from? After […]

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New ideas for your next backyard BBQ

Everyone loves a good, outside barbeque. But are you or your guests getting sick of the same old hot dogs and burgers? Obviously, these are the staple foods of a BBQ, and can be found at most, if not all of these functions. If you really want to “wow” your guests, here are some new […]

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Turning A Large Empty Area Into An Outdoor Living Space

There can be much more to the backyard then a corner of river rock or dirt and brown grass. Thinking a bit bigger and you can turn a large empty area into an outdoor living space worthy of envy. Here are just a few ideas! Gazebos A gazebo is any outdoor structure that has a […]

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How To Protect Your Patio Furniture From The Elements?

Your patio furniture is an important part of your home. You’ve invested both time and money into picking out the perfect pieces to make the most of your yard. You’ve also been careful to find beautiful outdoor cushions that reflect your own personal style. After all, Arizona is one of the only states in the […]

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Plants That Can Take The AZ Heat

Anyone living in Arizona knows how hot the summer can be, and sometimes the heat is unbearable. Just like us, plants can suffer from heat exposure, as well. But this doesn’t mean that you should give up on your dream garden! In fact, there are a number of gorgeous flowers that can survive an Arizona […]

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The Patio Is Set, The Food is Grilling, The Music…

There’s nothing wrong with rocking a tried and true Top 40 Playlist at your next party. It’s a classic option like hamburgers and dogs, but music has such a magnificent sway over the vibe of an event that it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Last time we talked about taking your food to the next level, […]

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Not Your Grand-Daddy’s Barbecue

Summer is in full swing and just about every weekend you’re getting invites to pool parties and BBQs. After 3 months of hot dogs and hamburgers, it might be time to do something new. This weekend you’re the host, you don’t want to be one of the herd do you? Meats Just because we’re throwing […]

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Important Pool Maintenance Tips You Can’t Ignore (Part Three)

That is right, our series of blogs on pool maintenance just keeps getting bigger and bigger. By now you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all the work it takes to maintain a pool. Beauty doesn’t come easy! The reality of pool maintenance isn’t all that bad. Each of these jobs takes a few […]

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Important Pool Maintenance Tips You Can’t Ignore (Part Two)

Welcome back to the Premier Patio blog. Recently, we have been discussing a topic that is very near and dear to the hearts of many Phoenix homeowners – pool maintenance. We cannot tell you how many individuals we talk to who view their pool as the crown jewel of their home. We understand why. A […]

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