Recent Awards and Articles

Best of the Southwest Award - 2017
Best of the Southwest Award - 2017
Advantage Point
Rosie on the House Partner
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A+ Rating with the BBB
Small Space Big Impact
Good for the Soul
Where The Heart Is
Where The Heart Is

Best of the Southwest 2017

Best of the Southwest Award - 2017

Exceptional Services We Offer

Desert Foothills Landscape began in Cave Creek, Arizona in 1990.  We have a creative team of professionals, specializing in custom high desert landscape.  Our combined expertise, field experience & product knowledge guarantee consistent results whether we are installing your landscape or maintaining it.


Project Galleries

You'll find many or our project galleries featured in the
Phoenix Home & Garden publication for our creative designs.

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    Albaugh - Estancia Club in Scottsdale
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    Batton - Desert Mountain
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    Bertrand - Contemporary Design - Desert Mountain
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    Bob Wolff - Southwest Look
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    Corcoran Mirabel Estate
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    Debacher Estate
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    Hohl Estate - Pinnacle Peak - Fire Feature
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    Krause Estate in Estansia
  • Lyon - Estancia Estate - Low Lighting Photos
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    Wredberg - Estancia Estate
  • Hitchcock - Desert Mountain - Phoenix Home&Garden - June 2017
  • Goldwater - Saguaro Estates
  • Mactas estate in Mirabel
  • The Boot at The Boulders North
  • Monterey Vista at Mirabel

About Our Company

Since our inception in 1990, we have honed an innovative artistic approach to creating outdoor living environments that will significantly increase the value of your property, and more importantly, the quality of your life.

We create the art you live within. We view landscape as an interactive, multidimensional, living art form. It should be unique, stimulating setting that engages the senses, sparks your imagination, and renews your spirit. Your landscape should have a timeless beauty that allows you to transcend the day-to-day, and greatly enhance your quality of life. We want you to awake in the morning with a desire to race outside to your own personal oasis.


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Why Choose Us?

HIghly Skilled Office Staff
If you have dealt with other landscape companies you will find our thourough follow-up to be a breadth of fresh air.
Licensed, Bonded, Insured & Uniformed
We have professionla, reliable, uniformed crews installing your landscape or maintaining it. ROC# 205797 & ROC#304251
Free Consultations
Our free consulations allow our clients to feel comfortable to express in their own words what they are looking for in a landscape.
Dependable Services
We love to take pride in the work we do. Each project is finished on time and on budget.
Private Nursery
Clients can visit our private nursary to pick out large exotic specimen cactus and familiarize themselves with the wide variety of unique plant life.
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Client Testimonials

Dawn and Jay Layman

“Coming from Chicago, to be able to use our outdoor areas year-round is a real treat,” Jay says. “I travel extensively, and when I come home I feel like I am on vacation here. It makes the grind worth it.”

Dawn and Jay Layman
North Scottsdale’s Whisper Rock Estates

Peter Haselhorst

I had a chance to meet with the crew that does the maintenance on our landscaping this morning.  We are here seasonally and don’t get a chance to talk to your workers very often.  Your crew remembered what I had mentioned to them last Spring about how far our lot extended.  They hadn’t realized how large an area it was.  So he wanted to know if every thing was satisfactory.  I did see the difference in how much better that area, as well as the rest of the yard looked.  So I just wanted to let you know that your crew is doing a nice job on our yard, and were very courteous and helpful this morning.

Peter Haselhorst

Peter Haselhorst

Laura Kehoe Design

We highly recommend Desert Foothills Landscape! They transformed the landscaping of a recent project of ours into a heavenly oasis in the desert. The attention to detail, knowledge, and creativity was all top notch! Our client was thrilled!

Laura Kehoe

Laura Kehoe Design

Robin Gerblick

Our neighbors constantly say we have the best landscaped and maintained yard in our area and they always ask who does it… these guys are the best!
We have referred our new neighbors to you because of the great job our crew does.


Robin Gerblick

Robin Gerblick

Mike & Shannon Hitchcock

“Jake and the team at Desert Foothills Landscape surpassed our expectations on our landscape re-design, making the home we purchased truly feel like ours! Jake quickly grasped our vision for the re-design complimenting it with many of his own conceptions, resulting in a stunning finished product.”

Mike and Shannon Hitchcock – Desert Mountain

Barry Bingham

“From day 1, over our eleven year relationship, I have always been impressed with Marc Vargas. He is always quick to respond and I feel he truly appreciates our property as well as our relationship. People often comment about our landscape and it’s all because of Marc’s design and his follow-through. In addition, I appreciate the office staff, Karen and her staff are always caring and on the ball. I would like to commend the Special Projects group. They have always been there to deal with my lighting and water feature needs. In addition, they were really comprehensive when it came to my annual tree trimming project. Finally, the design work has been excellent as well as the execution of the design and always done as a fair price.”

Barry Bingham – Scottsdale, AZ

Pam and Mark Fisher

“We went to Hawaii, they installed the landscape, and the first thing we said when we returned home was ‘Wow!’” says Mark Fisher.

Pam and Mark Fisher
Carefree, AZ

Stephanie and Lance

Desert Foothills Landscape is just finishing a job at our home in Anthem CC. To say we are pleased is an understatement. Let me tell you all the good things about this company…
1. We chose this company primarily because of their design center on Cave Creek Road. It looked like a successful company. Many of the ones we researched on the internet, looked good at a first glance but often if you checked out the address on google, it was a home or a very modest building. We knew they were just contractors who subbed everything which gives you less control.
2. We met with Jake (one of their designers) who is very personable. He seemed to have a good knowledge of what was needed and he listened to things that we wanted (saguaros, yuccas, minimal flowering plants, etc.).
3. We met with Jake to go over the final plans. This at first was a disappointment since we were expecting these elaborate drawings. In hindsight, we realize that a lot of money goes into drawings (takes labor) instead of in the ground. Not having worked with this company, the question begged “are we going to get what we really like without seeing a rendition on paper?” Well, it is a resounding YES and more that what we expected. We can now say to any potential customer, Desert Foothills will perform and you don’t need the expensive renderings.
4. The workmen that showed up were friendly, extremely competent and very hard working. Being a California weather wimp, I do not understand how they can work in this heat.
All in all, we are very pleased customers. Jake has already gotten an inquiry on this company’s services from a neighbor of ours who likes our yard.
If you would like to see a photo of our yard, please ask Desert Foothills to share our email after you have had an initial consultation.
Thanks for a job well done.

Stephanie and Lance
Anthem Country Club

Homeowner – Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden – Creating Harmony Through Contrast

“The house flows incredibly well together,” says the owner. “But what really does it for me is the sight when I’m sitting on the patio at sunset with the lights of the Valley glowing below and planes from Scottsdale Airport flying above. It’s moments like these that make me appreciate the home—and all the hard work that went into it—even more.”

Homeowner - Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden - Creating Harmony Through Contrast
North Scottsdale, AZ

Jaye Perricone

“Another outstanding experience with Desert Foothills Landscape! Chad designed two new areas around our home, after a remodel, and arranged for “touch ups” in the backyard. The team executed the plan beautifully, and on time. They worked hard, checked in if there was a question, and had a supervisor on site every day to be sure the project was on track. This is our 3rd design project with Chad, and once again, we were very happy with experience and the results. We also use DFL for our weekly landscape maintenance, and are very pleased with their responsiveness, and the overall quality of their work.”

Jaye Perricone

Pat Budge – Community Manager at Legend Trail

Please let Marc know that Jesus and his team here at Legend Trail are doing a very good job with the landscape maintenance.  We are very pleased!
Thank you.
Pat Budge
Community Manager


Pat Budge
Legend Trail

Mark Tate – Tate Studio Architects

Desert Foothills has provided landscape design and installation services for our projects since 2009. Their work is unequaled in this industry…! Their passion for desert environments and knowledge of desert flora combine to result in masterfully created landscapes that will forever set the bar. I highly recommend these folks for all of your landscaping needs.

Mark Tate

Mark Tate

Jay and Dale

“Each plant is a piece of art itself, and with Mark Wdowiak’s help, we have been able to curate an ever-changing show,” says Jay.

“Every window is a vignette to the outside,” Dale notes. “There isn’t a room in the house that you don’t look out and see a great garden.”

Jay and Dale
North Scottsdale, AZ

Dominique and George Perrin

We hired Dessert Foothills to redesign our front, side and back yard. We could not have been more pleased with the work. Adrian Javalera who did the design and supervised the crew is a pleasure to work with and the guys who did the heavy work were eager to please. We also hired them for weekly maintenance and have been very happy with their work. I highly recommend this company

Dominique and George Perrin
North Scottsdale

Homeowner – Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden – Small Space Big Impact

“It’s so much better than we imagined it could be,” says the wife. “We put our trust in Chad, and he delivered. You don’t have to have a huge backyard to have a nice view.”

Homeowner - Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden - Small Space Big Impact
Scottsdale, AZ

Doug Harrower

I just want to tell you how much we enjoy having Gerrado and his crew work on our landscaping.  He always makes a point of checking in with me when they come and always checks to see that I am satisfied with the way thing look.  First class customer service.

Doug Harrower

Kim and Chris McWaters

“Mark Wdowiak values collaboration, so we were involved as the project evolved,” comments Chris. “He has great communication with his crew, and we experienced no headaches with this renovation. In fact, I tell friends that I was happy to write him a check.”

Kim and Chris McWaters
North Scottsdale’s Whisper Rock Estates

Susan Gauss

Not really sure I have the words to express my gratitude to your crew who have turned our yard into something so special.  It has been such fun for me to watch the day to day workings of a yard transformation – it is like a well directed stage play.  Most importantly is the team – they have been a joy to watch as they work together, have been so kind to me, and have honored EVERY request I made or answered any question, and leave the worksite tidy and neat.  You should be so proud of them all.

Whether I am soaking in the tub, sitting at my desk in the bedroom, sorting out a meal at the kitchen window, or passing thru the living room – you and your talented crew have made our yard another stunning room to enjoy from every angle. 

With heartfelt appreciation and thanks,


Sandy Skoog

We are very happy with our maintenance team.  Gerrado and his team are doing a great job bi-weekly on our yard.  We have had many landscape companies in our 17 years in AZ, and they are the best!

Sandy Skoog

Sandy Skoog

Martin & Lisa Potter

“They have an excellent landscape design staff, and are extremely good at listening to the client’s requests. The office staff is always cordial and accommodating. Chad Norris is absolutely the best; I have recommended him to many people.”

Martin & Lisa Potter

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