Monthly Archives: November 2020

Wood Burning vs. Gas Outdoor Fire Pits

A fire pit is a popular addition to a backyard, and for good reason. Even in the Arizona desert, there’s nothing quite like sitting around a glowing fire on a cool evening.  If you’re thinking of adding a fire pit or fireplace to your outdoor living space, you’ll have some logistics to work out. One of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is whether you prefer a wood burning or gas outdoor fire pit. Today, we’ll give a brief […]

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Tips for Creating Your Own Zen Outdoor Space

The Japanese “zen garden” is designed using rocks, water, plants, and sand, all carefully designed and placed to promote mindfulness and meditation. As the American Heart Association says, “Spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing.” Unfortunately, not all of us are able to get to “nature” on a regular basis. But if you can’t go to nature, then you can at least bring nature—and its zen—to you. While you […]

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