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How to Make your Garden Pop this Spring

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 30, 2018

 

Blooming season is here!

Spring Garden
With average temperatures in the high 70s, you might be getting the itch to get your hands in the dirt and do some spring planting. We asked Christine Fortman at Berridge Nurseries if she could share some Spring gardening tips. 

What should we be planting in Arizona this time of year?

Now is the time to plant trees, shrubs, roses, vines, summer bulbs and bedding. It also might be a great time to add something new to your desert landscaping. If you’ve been eyeing agave or ocotillo, this is the perfect month to put these in.

For homeowners looking to put in a vegetable garden, what would you recommend?

If you’re ready to put in a home garden, don’t wait too long! You will want to plant your summer veggie seeds before it gets too hot – I recommend watermelon, okra, Armenian cucumber, asparagus beans and black-eye peas.

What can I do to refresh and renew flowers and flowering plants?

It’s time to prune! If you’re growing lantana, red bird of paradise or yellow dot, go ahead and cut these back to stumps. They won’t look so pretty in the near term, but pruning will help to provide regrowth in coming months. Likewise, if you have wilted roses hanging on to your bushes, snip these off with sharp shears at a 45-degree angle (also called “deadheading”) to bring on new flowers.

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Quick Patio Upgrades just in Time for Spring Entertaining

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 9, 2018

 

We Arizonans are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. Whether you want a place to sip your iced tea in style, or you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, we have you covered. These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out.

Geometric Outdoor Rug
Geometric Outdoor RugTurn your patio into an outdoor room with the addition of a geometric patterned outdoor rug.

Succulent Garden
Succulent GardenAdd a visual focal point to your backyard with a succulent garden. Believe it or not, these gorgeous displays are easy to maintain. Plus, they do best in full sunlight.

Patio Dining Set
Patio Dining SetIs a lack of quality patio furniture holding you back from inviting your friends over for a barbecue? It might be time to upgrade your patio with a new patio set. Hint: Choose an easy-clean, weather-resistant style that will stand up to the Arizona sun.

Grilling Station
Grilling StationHave you been looking to get rid of that old grill you hide in the back of the house to hide from guests? Whether it is just a new grill or adding a grilling station to your backyard it will make all the difference in hosting events- big or small!

Come visit any of our Shea Homes® 35+ model homes across the Valley to get more backyard inspiration!

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Open House Saturday, March 24th at 6 San Diego Communities!

by Shea Homes San Diego on March 8, 2018

 

March 24 is “Open House Saturday” in South San Diego!  Home shoppers and brokers are invited to tour six of Chula Vista’s most coveted new neighborhoods on Saturday, March 24th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a day of fun and discovery at these premiere Shea Homes® communities:

What’s happening at Element and Z (at Millenia):

Serving churros, pretzels and kettle corn – plus – a balloon artist and face painter for the kids.

  • Attached condominiums at Z at Millenia range up to 1,475 square feet, priced from the high $300,000s.
  • Detached condominiums at Element at Millenia range up to 2,248 square feet, priced from the high $400,000s.

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The Season of Love

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 2, 2018

 

St. Nick’s Day is behind us, and St. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! That means cards, candy, and wracking your brain for the perfect gift idea. With all that to think about, why not leave decorations to us?

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the sweetest decorations to brighten up your home this February 14. The best part? All these items are handcrafted from local Valley artisans. Support your local economy and share the love this Valentine’s Day.

Custom Pillows
Custom PillowPhoto credit: Rustic Home by Design

Get cozy with your significant other this Valentine’s Day with a custom embroidered pillow. Fill it with wedding vows as a reminder of promises made and kept, or with one of your favorite inside jokes. From Rustic Home by Design in Phoenix.

Door Wreaths
Door WreathPhoto credit: Bloom Valley Market

Don’t bottle all the decorations inside; set the mood at the door! Vibrant pink peonies will brighten up your entryway and put love in the air. From Bloom Valley Market in San Tan Valley

Woodburned Sign
Woodburned SignPhoto credit: Rufus Salvaged Goods

Pink and pouffy not your style? This hand-made sign lends a touch of subtlety that you and your lovebird can enjoy all year round. From Rufus Salvaged Goods in Phoenix.

Festive Table Runner
Table RunnerPhoto credit: Desert Sky Quilts

The fastest way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, so up the romance of a home-cooked meal for two with this handcrafted table runner. Need more to love? Take 15% off with code THANKS from Desert Sky Quilts in Phoenix.

Now all you need are some candles and your favorite playlist, and you’ll have a Valentine’s Day even Cupid would envy.

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2018 Home Design Trends

January 12, 2018




  So what’s in store for home design in 2018? Here’s a quick guide to some of the hottest home design trends for 2018, and some new home eye candy from our very own Shea Homes® communities. Spa Inspired Bathrooms Everybody is dreaming of resort-inspired bathrooms and we think you deserve your own paradise located conveniently […]

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The Color of the New Year

December 21, 2017




Every year, Pantone Inc., a company best known for its standardized color matching system, announces the color of the year, based on what it believes will be the year’s “it” shade. This coming year’s hue is ultra violet or more specifically, PANTONE 18-3838. On Pantone’s Instagram, they announced the bold color saying, “Pantone’s Color of […]

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Holiday Outings in the Desert

December 15, 2017




The holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season! Las Noches de las Luminarias Through […]

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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

December 8, 2017




Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and […]

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What is a Flex Room? How to Customize Your Home to Your Lifestyle

November 21, 2017




What is a Flex Room? A flex room is essentially an area in your house that can be customized and used for a number of different functions. At Shea Homes, we typically refer to these multi-purpose rooms as “Flex Spaces.” Flex spaces can be entire rooms or an area in your home that can be […]

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Holiday Decor for Your Dining Room Table!

November 10, 2017




  November is here and the weather is finally cooling down, which means it officially feels like the holidays here in Southern California! We know you’re excited to decorate your home, and we want to help you make it as merry and bright as possible, starting with your dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around […]

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