- Posted by Mesquite Landscaping
- On June 20, 2019
When the calendar says it’s time for summer landscaping in Arizona, you may be looking for some new ideas that can stand up to the desert conditions. Check out these ideas for something different to spruce up your outdoor living space.
Desert Plant Beds
When you think of Arizona landscaping, a vibrant garden may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, with a little creativity, your backyard can become an oasis. Whether you have a large area or just a few feet of space to fill, you can use stonework to set the area aside. Pavers and gravel are available in a variety of colors that you can mix and match to get the look you want. Consider a dark paver alongside lighter gravel to create an eye-catching contrast. Once you have the look you want in the stonework, then fill it with desert-friendly plant life like cacti, sage, and drought-resistant grasses, just to name a few.
Most people love the look of lush green grass, but very few have the time to put into weeding, watering, feeding, and maintaining your lawn. If that’s the case for you, artificial turf may be the answer. Modern turf materials have the look and feel of natural grass, but they are low maintenance and durable. You can construct a place for your children and pets to play or even build your own putting green so you can work on your game year round. Get help from a professional who knows how to give your turf a seamless appearance.
Summer means picnics, barbecuing, and evenings outside. With an outdoor kitchen, you don’t have to leave home to enjoy a meal in the fresh air with your friends and family. When your oven, your grill, and all your utensils are at your fingertips outside, you don’t have to run back and forth to your indoor kitchen to prepare food, missing time with your guests. The options are almost unlimited, so before you begin constructing an outdoor kitchen, you want to sit down with a professional to lay out a plan that gets you the functionality you’re seeking.
Water is appealing as part of your Arizona backyard designs for many reasons. For one, it’s rather unexpected to see a waterfall or pond in the desert. Beyond the aesthetic value, water is relaxing, whether it’s flowing or still. At the end of a long day, nothing is quite as calming as a chair on the patio with the sound of flowing water around you. You may be surprised at the variety you can create with fountains, falls, rock formations, and more. The tubing and water sourcing of an outdoor water project can be complicated, so you want to consult a professional up front as you begin your planning.
Don’t underestimate the power of lighting and other electrical features to transform your outdoor living space. Walkway lighting or lights placed around structures, such as a pergola or a canopy, can make your backyard a much more welcoming place to spend an evening. A skillful professional knows how to use light and shadows to create the look you want, while cleverly disguising the wiring and other components. With outdoor lighting, you also get the added benefit of improved safety around your home. Illuminating darker areas discourages unwanted visitors from lurking in the shadows, and it makes it easier to walk around without tripping or falling.
Putting together an outdoor design in Arizona presents some special challenges. However, don’t let that stop you from getting the yard you love. Contact the professionals at Mesquite Landscaping in Gilbert, AZ today for your free consultation to see all the options available to you.