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Using Groundcovers in Your Yard

Arizona is home to a variety of soils that possess different water requirements. Determining what soil type dominates your neighborhood, as well as local weather patterns, is key to ensuring favorable growing conditions. A full-service landscaping company is your best resource for obtaining this information. They have extensive knowledge about what it takes to...

Desert Loving Plants

Choosing desert loving plants, such as banana yucca, firecracker penstemon, and others will ensure their survival throughout an Arizona summer as temperatures hover in the triple-digits. The following are just four of many desert loving plants. Because they are drought tolerant, these plants make ideal choices for xeriscaping as well. Banana Yucca Succulent Native...

Desert Landscape Design Essentials

Known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters, Phoenix provides several landscape challenges. Among these challenges are unique soil compositions and extreme temperature fluctuations. Drought-like conditions also provide challenges as residents are required to conserve water. Luckily, there are many plant species that are either native or well-adapted to the...

Early Spring Landscaping Checklist

Sunlight, warmer weather, and flowers blooming everywhere can mean only one thing – that spring is quickly approaching. Is your landscaping (front and/or back) ready? If not, get it ready with this easy-to-follow spring landscaping checklist. Care for the Lawn Once your lawn begins to wake from its winter dormancy, usually after the danger...

Backyard Design Trends

Are you ready to update or upgrade your backyard design? Here are four backyard design ideas that are trending right now. Low Maintenance Landscape A sustainable backyard design, complete with drought-tolerant, native plants and minimal (if any) grass can be useful and attractive. While low-maintenance landscapes are by no means new, they’re becoming increasingly...

Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

A backyard provides a great place for outdoor activities, entertaining, and relaxation. If you have a large, spacious backyard, the options are truly endless. However, if you live in a populated suburb or condominium in the city, your relaxation and entertaining space may be limited. Although, looks can be quite deceiving; don’t let your...

Xeriscaping

Short growing seasons and triple-digit temperatures can make landscaping in Arizona somewhat challenging. But practical, water wise, landscaping methods such as xeriscaping can turn a challenging experience into a rewarding one. Here we discuss the principles, benefits, and plantings of xeriscaping. Xeriscaping Defined The term “xeriscaping” is used to describe landscaping methods that reduce...