spring

Awesomefest - April 13 and 14 at EastmarkPeer ahead in your calendar.

Do you see that? The luminous sheen over next Friday and Saturday? The glowing lights, the live music, the smell of roasted pecans mingling with the tantalizing smells of a dozen food trucks? It can only be one thing…

AWESOMEFEST! And this year, Eastmarks’ annual bash has too much awesome for just one night, so for the first time ever the festivities will overflow into TWO nights of fun! (April 13 is for residents only and April 14 is open to the public.)

Things kick off on the April 13 with AwesomeEve, a residents-only shindig for the young and young at heart alike. Kids will get the chance to dance and play with the Be Kind Crew, a local group of young leaders who promote kindness through personal expression, spoken word poetry, and urban dance. Together they’ll create a routine that the kids will perform on Saturday night, right in the heart of AwesomeFest! Meanwhile, as dusk paints the Superstitions in pale zinfandel light, adults will be settling around farmhouse tables for a family-style, chef-prepared dinner. Enjoy farm-fresh produce from Erich Shultz of Steadfast Farms, specialty local wines and craft beers, as well as live music and stimulating conversation as the stars come out to look on with envy.

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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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Spring Open House Tour at Verrado

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 17, 2017

Verrado Spring Open House - Visit this WeekendYou’re invited to join us at Vallarta at Verrado from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th for our Spring Open House Tour, where you will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem for scrumptious eats from onsite food truck or cool treats from the gelato cart (while supplies last). If you need a pick-me-up before you get started on the tour, stop by the Verrado Coffee Company for a cup of joe and a map of the community. If you have some extra time, nestle into one of the comfy café seats and get to know the neighbors.

Verrado is housed in Buckeye, Arizona and gives homeowners a “small town” lifestyle near the big city, with 72 acres of lakes, a resort-style pool, nearby nature trails, a golf course and a 29,000 square foot Village Center. The Vallarta community offers three floor plans – in duplexes or triplexes – all great for those looking for a spacious home with minimal upkeep. Homes within the community are Energy Star 3.0 rated, Environments for Living guaranteed, range from approximately 2,137 to 2,548 sq. ft. and are priced from the low $250’s.

For more information about the community and each of the floor plans, visit: http://verrado.com/builder/shea-homes/

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Spring into Spring with Open Spaces and Bright Colors

March 3, 2017




  Can you believe it’s almost spring? As the weather starts to warm up, nothing says “welcome to our home” quite like letting the great outdoors in. If it’s not quite warm enough yet, you can bring the outside feel into your home with open spaces and bright colors. This kitchen, at Ambition at Eastmark, […]

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Plan before you plant.

May 26, 2016




  Is it a mere coincidence that plan precedes plant in the dictionary? We think not. As any master gardener will tell you, a thoughtful plan is as indispensable a tool as, say, your gardening spade. And, as any sun-starved gardener will tell you, the snowy/rainy days of early spring are the perfect time to […]

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

March 11, 2016




  The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring. Swap […]

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Spring Family Fun

April 21, 2014




  Are you always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy? Spend some quality craft time this spring with your little ones and make some memories you will never forget. These Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Happy Hooligans won’t be hopping down a bunny trail anytime soon, but they will be cute decoration […]

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