Getting Your Garden to Grow

Monsoon rain brings a second spring to your growing season. According to, when planting during monsoon remember your ABC's, which include amaranth, beans, corn, and squash. The varietals do particularly well in short growing seasons, such as monsoon, and can take advantage of the added moisture delivered this time of year.

Deciding when to work on your garden is also equally important to the success and joy you can have. Digging into the soil will be much easier after a rainfall. Also, make it a habit to water your plants each morning to keep them thriving. When deciding whether or not to skip a watering day, base your decision on if the rains have already occurred rather than in anticipation of the rain.

If you're not quite sure how to start, Native Seeds offers a "Monsoon Seed Collection," which includes nine seed packets to get your garden growing. Or, talk to a local Arizona plant nursery to learn the ins and outs of gardening this season.

Now that your safety is secured, its time your home feels warm and inviting. One of the best ways to create this feeling is through lighting. The Philips Hue light bulbs allow the homeowner to control the lighting ambiance through their mobile app. The user can infuse the room with an energizing glow of light, or set it to a relaxing mode, that brings in a softer fill and allowing you to wind down for the evening.

Setting up all these new devices may seem daunting, but once installed your smart home should make some day-to-day obstacles a little less invasive, and home security measures should help you rest easier; but for a great night's sleep the Sleep Number Smart Bed automatically adjusts firmness, comfort, and support to keep you relaxed. The system also can pre-warm your feet to help reduce the amount of time it takes for you to drift off into your dreams.

While we may not be living in the clouds just yet, and the availability of options seems endless try and select one or two that may make the most significant impact on your life, and make it just a little bit easier.

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