3 Tips to Make Your Arizona Landscape Stand Out

The exterior of your home says a lot about you as a property owner. The landscaping on your property has the potential to make your home more aesthetically pleasing while also offering a number of practical benefits. If you are looking for ways to make your landscape more appealing, here are three tips that can easily make your Arizona landscape stand out.

Colorful Shrubbery & Plants

There is something very appealing about a splash of color on your property. Adding lots of green trees and shrubs offers something to look at on the grounds. During the changing of the seasons, the addition of trees and shrubbery is especially noticeable and attractive. They also offer much needed shade and privacy. The addition of plants on the front and back of a property adds curb appeal and interest. Consider planting flowers that have varying blooming times. This ensures that you will always have foliage no matter the time of year. Make sure to properly care for your grass as your brown, dry grass is an eyesore.

Add Some Water

Adding a fountain or even a small bird bath is an excellent way to add dimension to your Arizona landscape. When considering the addition of a fountain, make sure that it is scaled for your landscape. You don’t want the fountain to be too big as it will take away from other aspects of your landscape. Likewise, you don’t want the fountain to be too small because it will get lost in the landscape. Also, consider using natural materials for your fountain as this will allow the fountain to blend in nicely among other portions of the property. Try using materials that are already incorporated into the exterior of the property whenever possible.

Lighting is Beneficial to Your Arizona Landscape

Lighting is a necessity to sure the safety and security of your property. It is also serves the purpose of accenting various areas of your landscape. Strategically placed lighting can make a major difference in the appearance of the exterior of your home. Consider using lighting for your walkway as well as to accent the front of your property. Lighting is also useful for creating ambiance such as creating lighting around a deck or patio or showing off features within a landscape such as rock formations or plant beds.

If you feel that your landscape could use a makeover, New Image Landscape and Pools can help. With over 35 years of experience, we have the expertise to help you create a visually and functionally appealing landscape. For more information on improving your existing landscape, visit our website or contact us directly at 480-654-4422.

5 Features to Add to Your Yard in 2018

 Your home is your oasis, and you want the exterior to reflect that fact as much as the interior already does. What better time to start than now? 2018 is just starting, and what your future holds is yet to be revealed, so why not take this time to make sure your landscape offers that peaceful escape you’ve always dreamed it could be? We’ve looked into our crystal balls and determined that the five following yard features are going to be the hottest landscaping trends in 2018, allowing you to create a yard that all your neighbors will be envious of!

Low Maintenance Sustainability

Water is a prized commodity in the desert, so why should you create a garden filled with water sucking plants and flowers when you can just as easily create a lush landscape of green flora and colorful plants that DON’T require excessive amounts of water to keep them healthy? Drought tolerant plants are the wave of the future, requiring less water and less maintenance while still providing a lush appearance.

Simple and Sturdy

The use of hardscapes yard features in your exterior landscaping is still popular, but 2018 is going to be about natural, quality materials designed to last for decades. Stone and wood pergolas offer an eye-catching spot for your outdoor kitchen that will last far longer than some of the blingier models that were more popular in past years.

Water Features

There’s a reason lake and ocean vacations are one of the hottest landscaping trends: The sound of the water is music to our ears! When you add a water feature to your backyard oasis, you can feel a sense of serenity enveloping you like a big hug. From fountains to koi ponds to waterfalls for your pool, the peace you gain from your water feature is one of the most popular 2018 trends.

Bringing the Inside Out

When you live in a climate with more sunny days than not, it’s a given that you will want to spend as much time outside as you do inside—if not more! 2018 is going to be the year of the outdoor kitchen, outdoor living area, and who knows, maybe the outdoor bedroom as well!

Eco-Friendly Yards

As we venture further into this still-new millennium, we have moved green living to the forefront, and 2018 is no exception. Using easily replenished materials such as bamboo instead of wood, planting food gardens instead of flowers, and veering away from grassy yards that are water wasting allergens are just some of the ways you can go green for 2018. Schedule an appointment with us today and discover all the new ways eco-friendly landscapes can change our world for the better!