How to Add Vertical Appeal to Your Yard

There once was a time when the goal of every homeowner was to have a yard that looked like every other yard on the block. Standing out in a sea of sameness was not a desired attribute, and the neighbor with the different yard would be judged appropriately. Today, however, different is better, and when you want your yard to stand out in that sea, perhaps you should look up for a change. And no, we don’t mean up to the sky; we mean by adding a touch of vertical appeal, a change that challenges the uniformity of most Arizona landscapes. If you’re still unsure as to what we mean, this guide to adding vertical appeal to your personal oasis should clear things up!

Vertical Gardens

The most literal translation of vertical appeal would be adding a vertical landscape to your yard! Hang pots from the patio wall from the ground to just under the eaves or build a wall out of leftover wood (a good use for any extra pallets you may have lying around) and tuck an array of greenery into the niches and crannies and place the wall wherever you think needs a little extra panache.

Add a Fountain

When you look at your backyard, chances are that with the exception of your home, nothing stretches taller than the chairs you relax in to watch the sunset, but if you add a tall fountain, you create not just vertical appeal, but a sense of peace. Fountains come in many shapes and sizes and can even be hung on the wall; you just have to choose your favorite!

Plant Trees

A mature tree can be a majestic sight to see, adding a vertical appeal that also improves oxygen levels and breeds a healthier environment. Planting the wrong tree, however, can take away from the appeal, so we desert dwellers should stick with desert trees. The paloverde, mesquite, and Arizona ash are just a few examples; the Arizona ash is a deciduous tree that brings color to the landscape every fall and grows tall and beautiful.

Build a Pergola

If it seems as if we are always recommending pergolas, it’s for very good reasons. Pergolas offer shade, beauty, and in this instance, a vertical appeal that will add the perfect finishing touch to your backyard oasis. Train vines to climb up around the poles; jasmine is always a good choice, offering flowers and a soft aromatic scent to your landscape for that extra finishing step.

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Create a New Look for Your Yard in 2020

New year, new decade, new Arizona yard? As 2020 begins, you may find yourself wanting everything in your life to be as shiny and new as the year, and yes, that includes the landscape of your old backyard! The weather in these early months makes it easy to get out there and work, so follow these tips we’ve provided, and in a short time, that “wasteland” of broken toys and patchy grass can be reimagined into an oasis that you’ll never want to leave. The outlook on 2020 is a positive one, and we at New Image Landscape and Pools can’t wait to be a part of that future!

Patio Furnishings

If you still have the old fold-up lawn chairs or rusting steel ones you inherited from your grandparents, we only have one question for you. Why? Your backyard should be a place for rest, relaxation, and comfort, and broken chairs that are hard and uncomfortable are definitely not conducive to anything good! Patio furnishings come in a range of styles and costs, making it affordable for any budget. 2020 deserves a little extra sparkle and style, don’t you think?

Secret Gardens Are Enchanting

Be the envy of the neighborhood in 2020 with a secret garden that includes gravel paths, solar lighting, and private sitting areas designed for quiet contemplation and secrets shared with the special people in your life. And because water is a precious resource, all the flowers and trees can be drought resistant, lowering the amount of water you use in their care!

Outdoor Kitchens for Your Arizona Yard

Outdoor kitchens are the latest rage, especially when you live in a place where you can spend a good deal of your time outside. Featuring everything from mini fridges to propane grills to a pizza oven, your indoor/outdoor lifestyle will be raised to the next level when you decide to add this luxury item to your backyard oasis!

Time for a Pool?

If you have survived at least one summer in the desert without a pool, you’ve survived one summer too many, and NOW is the time to ensure you don’t have to suffer without again! On average, it takes between two to four months to build a pool from start to finish, and if you’re good with math, you’ll see that brings you right up to the beginning of the hot days!

Make Your 2020 Shine

Give us a call today and let’s work together to turn your boring Arizona yard into a magical oasis of peace and tranquility!