Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

It’s unfortunate but many new homeowners in Arizona become overwhelmed when trying to decide what type of materials and plants can make it through a hot Arizona Summer. If you count yourself in their ranks, then rest assured we’ll provide you with what you need to get started landscaping your property. Whether you plan on doing the landscaping work yourself or hiring out a landscaping company to do the work, you’re going to want plants and landscaping rock that will complement and improve the curb appeal of your home.

If you’re struggling with getting plants to grow in the hot and dry climate that we have here in the Wickenburg area you’re either choosing the wrong plants, placing them in too much direct sunlight, or watering too much. Not to worry, we’ve all been there. The good news is there are many beautiful and hardy native desert plants that thrive in this environment.

Landscaping Ideas For Your Home

In order to get a truly stunning landscape design, you should first consider the hardscaping features already in place. If you have a pool, a built-in grill, or artificial grass, you can use various sizes and colors of landscaping rock, water features, and an array of various plants that bloom at different times of the year, to enhance and compliment your hardscape elements.

The truth is, we are truly blessed to be living in the desert. It’s the best place to be for outdoor living all year long. So, the first thing to think about is how you want to enjoy your time outdoors. Do you see yourself sitting quietly in a shaded backyard with the sound of water bubbling in your landscaped pond? Or does your idea of a good time outside consist of splashing around in the pool with your children. Whatever you determine to be your priorities with your backyard landscaping ideas, you should ensure that the plants, rocks, and other landscaping features do not inhibit this priority.

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    Desert Landscaping Rock And Paving Materials

    Complementary Rock Design

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    When it comes to choosing boulders and smaller size landscaping rock that will work with the details of your house and existing landscaping, we suggest using various sizes of rock. Larger rocks can act as islands in a sea of smaller rocks to provide contrast.

    Creating A Water Feature

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    Adding a bubbling water feature to your backyard landscaping and arranging large rock groups can create a focal point in a space that was once bare. And the addition of lighting can make your backyard oasis a place you can enjoy both night and day.

    Driveway Pavers

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    The use of pavers for your driveway, while seemingly innocuous enough, is a great way to give guests and your neighbors a great first impression of your home. Of course, you must consider the other landscaping elements and your home’s architectural style when choosing.

    Flagstone Path

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    Because every flagstone rock has its own unique shape and color, the opportunity to use this material in a wide variety of ways in your landscaping project. Whether for a stuttered path amidst a sea of Desert Coral landscaping rock or a lone flagstone surrounded by flowers, these rocks can liven up any landscape idea.

    Enhance The Look Of Your Home With Landscaping Design

    If you’re looking for a way to beautify your front yard without having to spend hundreds monthly on your water bill consider a variety of native cactuses. They require very little water and many produce beautiful blooms.

    • Backyard Design Ideas
    • Improve Curb Appeal
    • Desert Landscape
    • Brush Removal
    • Screened Fill Dirt
    • Driveway Grading
    • Cactus Gardens
    • Arizona Landscaping
    • Water Landscaping
    • Colored Rock
    • Road Grading
    • Various Sizes

    Using Decorative Rock In Your Design

    Many homeowners consider plants to be the primary element of their landscaping design options. But, the reality is that decorative rock, gravel and boulders can add a splash that turns an otherwise boring design into one that stands out from the rest. While you could simply put down artificial grass or grow real grass and pay the cost of watering, landscaping gravel is one of the best ways to outfit your yard in the Arizona desert. Decomposed granite and other similar rocks may be more costly upfront, but over time you’ll pay less and you’ll worry less when the temperature gets to 117 degrees or more.

    Gravel Accentuates A Focal Point

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    Tile, pavers, or a concrete path surrounded by your choice of landscaping gravel can enhance a focal point and make an otherwise open space feel more warm and inviting. The addition of lighting can draw the eyes to a specific statue or plant bed and give your backyard a look that you can only get from magazines and Pinterest.

    Fill Large Gaps With Rock

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    One of the biggest benefits of using landscaping rock in your backyard design is that it’s not to go out of style. And, it’s an inexpensive way to fill in large gaps in your yard. Landscaping gravel also helps to tie in the various elements of your design. No longer is your covered bar-b-q an island unto itself, with gravel, it’s now an integral part of the design.

    Create A Faux Riverbed

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg

    Another way to landscape your front yard is to create the illusion of flowing water with a faux riverbed. Start with larger boulders, the size of a small watermelon that lines an easily created shallow trench. Then offset your river with contrasting decorative gravel. Finally, complement your creation with beautiful cacti and a smattering of other plant life.

    Xeriscaping With Drought Resistant Elements

    Consider Low Water Use Plants

    At Art Barber Excavating, we have decades of experience in excavating and dealing with drought-resistant landscaping elements. And, many people are under the false belief that an Arizona desert yard is going to be plagued with the same mix of neutral colors like browns, whites, and grays. However, with xeriscaping, you can use low-water-use plants to add a variety of life and color to your backyard landscaping ideas. Of course, don’t forget that decomposed granite can also play an important role in offsetting specific elements of your landscaping as well as fill in gaps…all while improving curb appeal.

    Arizona River Rock

    The seemingly handcrafted beauty of smoothly rounded Arizona river rock can transform an otherwise dull area of your yard into an appealing dry creek bed. Or they can be used to encircle plants, line a path, or any of a number of other options. While the cost per square foot of coverage may be considerably more than our decomposed granite we believe they work very well in many of the applications we’ve helped create.

    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg
    Landscaping Ideas Wickenburg