Creating Curb Appeal
When wanting to improve your home’s curb appeal, the right balance of landscaping rock, plants, pathways, and water features can create a yard that is low maintenance and visually stunning.
In the desert, hardscaping is predominant, which is simply using rock, pavers or other man-made features in your landscaping as opposed to relying solely on vegetation to cover your property. Also, cactus and other succulents, which require little water can add texture and a little color to your yard’s appearance.
With the variety of colors of landscaping rock we offer, you can give your front yard depth as well as keeping it low maintenance. From Apache rock, Desert Coral rock, to decomposed and crushed granite, Art Barber Excavating has the right landscaping rock for your front yard design.
Do you have a large open area in your backyard that has grass that requires watering? Maybe you have a few plants that you’re tired of struggling with to keep alive. There are many options to choose from if you would rather not pay those higher water bills, or deal with dead or dying plants.
Regardless of if the cost of watering is your concern or not, sometimes replacing your grass with rock and other hardier landscaping plants can give your backyard the solace and comfort that a plain yard of grass and dying plants just cannot.
When working with a small backyard, you might want to focus on creating designated areas rather than simply having a large open space. The use of water features, boulders, and hardy plants that line a decorative rock pathway to that designated place can not only provide you with a more comforting space but will also increase the value of your home.
Decorative Gravel Benefits
At Art Barber Excavating, we understand that rocks play only a part in your landscape design. But, we believe that rock plays an important part. Not only does it come in various colors and sizes, which make it desirable for mixing and contrasting, but it is non-perishable as it will not die or blow away with the wind.
When used as a ground cover, rock aids in the stabilization of your soil moisture level by slowing the evaporation of water. Besides that, rock also absorbs heat during the day and slowly releases it during the evening hours, providing you with warmth when the temperatures begin to drop.
While some believe that living in the desert does limit your landscaping options, when you look at the glass as half full, with the proper use of decorative gravel and other landscaping materials, there are literally thousands of options available in the desert.
Landscaping Rock Options
If you drive around the Phoenix area you will notice that many of the yards use crushed rock as ground cover. This is because rock lawns cost less to maintain than lawns with grass or other water-hungry larger plants. But crushed rock can be used as more than just a cost-saving tool.
When arranged properly and interspersed with larger flat stones, crushed rock can create a pathway that separates other components of your landscaping. You can also incorporate crushed rock and other decorative gravel with various sizes of river rock to create a stunning dry creek bed otherwise known as a faux riverbed. These dry stream beds help decrease erosion and are also useful for rerouting water away from your house when the inevitable monsoon seasons occur.
Of course, crushed rock and decomposed granite are also used for driveways. At Art Barber Excavating, we don’t want you to feel limited when choosing decorative gravel for your landscaping needs. So, if you need any help deciding what colors and sizes go well together, we’ve got more than 40 years of experience helping residential and commercial clients achieve their landscaping goals.
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