Reduce back strain and joint pain

Gardening can be such a powerful outlet for stress relief or boosting a bad mood, but as we age the up-and-down and added pressure on hands and knees can become troublesome for joints and even lead to pain that affects daily life. While there are […]

The owner of Sunset Nursey will help your garden grow

April is a green light for gardening. The spring month signals the start of growing season where all the rules go out the window—the frost fear is long gone, sunny days are here, and most plants will thrive going forward. With more time spent at […]

Add a structure to your backyard for style and shade

It’s no secret that the valley gets hot in summer. With plenty of days reaching beyond 100 degrees Fahrenheit, homeowners are often looking for shade from the unrelenting sun. And while trees can provide some of that shade, they also take up space, require maintenance, […]

Brightening the Backyard

If California is queen when it comes to colorful gardens, then annuals are the crown jewel that give that grandiose glam, the pop of pizzaz that every backyard gardener is dreaming about. Arguably the easiest and fastest way to add a splash of color to […]

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How to choose a dream home for your golden years

A dream home. Many people strive to find that “forever” home that will serve their family for years to come. But some don’t consider that everything you need now won’t be everything you need later. As we age, our needs change, and that three-story Victorian […]

Goodbye Garden Pests

Few things are more frustrating to a gardener than watching a perfectly healthy plant begin to wilt, yellow, mold, spot, or get chewed on. Often times, if the perpetrator of these offenses is left for too long, the plant will need to be regularly treated. […]

Tour Extravagant Holiday Homes

For one day only, Omega Nu—Lodi’s invitation-only sorority—is hosting its annual holiday home tour, a philanthropic event created to raise money to fuel the group’s charitable efforts year round. Get prepared to ooh and aww at the decorations inside six appointed Lodi homes, a celebration […]

Style with Tile

Tile is more than an option for durable flooring and simple bathroom countertops. The material that is perhaps best known as flooring for your home’s wet spaces (bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, etc.), is also giving homes new life with colorful bursts for backsplashes or luxury finishes […]

On the Town

Outdoor décor

Stockton averages more than 260 days of sun each year and there’s no better way to enjoy those sunny afternoons than in your own backyard. It’s no surprise that tonnes of residents visit the Charming Bench website to find inspiration for their backyard. This is […]

Living Coral

Pantone’s Color of the year belongs in your home Every year Pantone announces a new color of the year, and those who want to remain trendy find chic ways to incorporate the color into their lives. While wearing living coral is one way to don […]


Vintage and rustic pieces give spaces character, turning houses into homes. But how can you take what you already have and turn it into something you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family? Here are a few ideas for how to make the […]

How To: Master the Gallery Wall

What is it? An artistic display of items that are important to you, ranging from frames to photos to wood signs and more. What to include: A gallery wall can honestly include whatever you like, but sentimental items are often at the top of the […]

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