At Preferred Glass…

 We at Preferred Glass & Windows work with more than just glass and mirrors; we also install and replace doors, windows, showers and tubs as well as storefronts. A Warm Welcome Our team works with a variety of door products including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum,...

Granny Flats

 Families are returning to the old days of multigenerational living arrangements, and they are not just putting granny (or junior) in a spare bedroom. It is becoming very popular for people to build accessory dwelling units (also known as a granny flat) behind or...

Protecting Your Home and Your Wallet

 In today’s economy, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) consumers and businesses are trying to find ways to protect themselves against unexpected repair bills.  GW Richardson’s customers are discovering an easy and affordable way to maintain their...

Fall Season Means Heater Time!

 With cooler air temperatures blowing in of fall, we also get cooler pool water. Oftentimes, this is when most pool owners use their heaters (or install new ones), so it’s a good time to review the basics of pool heaters and their operation. If you think of buying a...

Cool Season Vegetables

 As summer draws to an end and the nights become cooler, residents of Santa Clarita can begin to plan and plant a winter vegetable garden.  Thoughts of home-grown lettuce and peas offer encouragement to get out and prepare the vegetable garden. If your yard does not...

At Preferred Glass…

 We at Preferred Glass & Windows work with more than just glass and mirrors; we also install and replace doors, windows, showers and tubs as well as storefronts. A Warm Welcome Our team works with a variety of door products including vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum,...

How to Prune Fall Raspberries

The plump, juicy fruit of a raspberry is one of summer’s greatest joys, but it doesn’t have to stop there. To begin, a basic understanding of the raspberry-harvest schedule is pertinent. When prepping your raspberry canes for the year, you have the option of choosing...

Protecting Your Home and Your Wallet

 In today’s economy, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) consumers and businesses are trying to find ways to protect themselves against unexpected repair bills.  GW Richardson’s customers are discovering an easy and affordable way to maintain their...

Fall Preparation for Your Pool

Most communities maintain their pools in a clear, clean, balanced state. To prevent staining and corrosion of the equipment and pool surface it is important to keep pool water balanced.  A pool that is circulating does not require full winterization, though the threat...

Jump Into Fall!

 With kids going back to school, football season starting up again, and pumpkin-flavored everything coming back into our lives, we don’t need any more clues that autumn is just right around the corner! Even though in Southern California we don’t have extremely snowy,...

Late Summer Events

As summer comes to an end, join us at Green Thumb Garden Center for fun events and exceptional savings. Annual Patio Clearance Sale on Friday, August 31 Our annual patio furniture floor sample clearance sale begins at 9 a.m. where you can save 40 percent off the...

Garden Inspiration

We have hit the triple digits early this year in Santa Clarita, so our time out in the yard should be limited to mornings and evening. Taking care of yourself is part of what a real garden teaches you; so take this lesson to heart. These next few hot months are the...

New at College of the Canyons

 We checked in with seven College of the Canyons faculty members to chat about what’s new and exciting on campus this fall, how their programs are creating career opportunities for our community members, and what future COC students can be doing now to prepare for a...

Importance of Filter Change

 If you have a moment, we would like to give you a quick breakdown on the importance of changing the air filter in your home’s HVAC system, as well as tell you how often your filter needs to be changed. But question is: Why is Changing Your Air Filter so Important?...

Commercial Painting

 As a commercial and industrial painting contractor, we have the expertise and equipment to professionally paint a variety of structures including hotels, high-rises, hospitals, churches and even roller coasters! Commercial painting requires careful planning,...

Beat the Heat in a Pool

 We’re right in the middle of summer and the temperature keeps rising going over the three digits, swimming pools offer the perfect way to cool down, relax and enjoy. Kids love them too, there are many fun games and activities that you can do inside a pool to make...

Debbie’s Sewing and Interiors

Spruce up your outdoors with new cushions, new umbrellas and new Sunbrella Fabrics. These fabrics come in patterns, such as striped or floral, and are available in every color under the sun to choose from. Maybe all your existing cushions need are new slipcovers? Add...

The Best Trees for Santa Clarita

 If you have lived in Santa Clarita for any length of time, you have become accustomed to our beautiful tree-lined boulevards and shady parks and paseos. You have also probably noticed that some trees are better adapted than others for this area. Some trees you may...

Hart High School’s Gwen Booth

 Gwen Booth was a member first class to attend and ultimately graduate from the Santa Clarita Valley’s first high school, William S. Hart High, in 1949. When she entered as a ninth grader the year it opened, 1945, the school was located on the campus of Newhall School...

Routine Maintenance

 If you don’t know this already, regular maintenance for your heating and air conditioning units is very important. The people who don’t realize this are often those whose systems unexpectedly break down, leaving them without any heating or air conditioning during...

Green to Clean

 This time of year your swimming pool can turn green very fast. What causes a swimming pool to grow algae so fast in the summer?  Before I tell you the answer, let’s start by eliminating all the most common, but incorrect, reasons people think is causing their pool to...

Shelf Three Ways: Change Up Your Accessories to Mix Up Your Style Bring one of the hot new trends—Color Form, Gallerie, TerraCottage—into your home the easy way, with a fun shelf tableaux that suits your taste.

 Shelf Idea #1: Color Form When it comes to home decor and entertaining, I’m all for oversized, organically-shaped serving pieces because they add interest to any table setting and work well with the Color Form trend. The classic white color allows you to mix and...

Protecting Your Home and Your Wallet

In today’s economy, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) consumers and businesses are trying to find ways to protect themselves against unexpected repair bills. GW Richardson’s customers are discovering an easy and affordable way to maintain their systems...

It Is Time We Were All a Bit More Water Wise

When you are ready to create a beautiful, sustainable garden that will improve the community and the earth; you should decide who you want to work with based on what they know. If you are interested in that kind of a garden, keep reading. Most of the garden...

A Superior Clean!

Superior Bidet is a modern bidet company, based in Miami, that provides a line of innovative, affordable and stylishly designed bidet attachments that improve the toilet hygiene of people of all ages while helping to protect the planet from the environmental damage...

Inspiring Path and Walkway Designs

 Walk this way to find inspiration for your own distinctive designs for the yard and garden. Cobbles and Pavers How do you make a drainage easement look beautiful? This designer found a way to do it by using simple broom finished concrete pavers and installed them...

Quality Furniture at the Lowest Prices!

 Furniture Now! in Valencia has officially opened their doors to the Santa Clarita Valley with their Grand Opening Celebration last month. Hopefully you were able to take advantage of their great sales over Memorial Day weekend along with the prizes, giveaways and of...

The CleverMade Cooler

The company says, “Never let your guests get thirsty by keeping cold drinks on hand all night! With the Snapbasket cooler holding 50 cans plus ice, and keeping it cold for 36 hours, your guests will never be disappointed.” Let me tell you first hand, they are right!...

Summer is Coming

Every year when the weather changes all the pools become more difficult to maintain and algae will grow much faster. When the pool water is very cold in the winter, about 40 degrees, algae has a very hard time growing. Think of melted snow in a river; ever wonder why...