27 Oct 2017

Desert Foothills Landscape featured in two prominent home magazines

Desert Foothills Landscape is featured in Luxe Magazine Arizona in their October 2017 issue and Phoenix Home and Garden in both the October and November 2017 issues.

The Luxe article is titled “Special Blend” and can be seen here

The October Phoenix Home and Garden article is titled “Good for the Soul” can be read here. The November article is titled “Where the Heart Is” can be read here.

25 Oct 2017

Desert Foothills Landscape donates 2,000 plants worth $1M for Carefree Desert Gardens

One landscape designer and his wife and five co-designers along with up to 2,000 plants worth $1 million have made the Carefree Desert Gardens a reality.

The town will celebrate the efforts of landscaper Mark Wdowiak and his wife, Juanita, and their crew on Nov. 13.

A boojum tree and towering saguaros serve as a crowning achievement in the transformation of the town center that less than two decades ago was little more than a dirt parking lot.

Check out the full AZ Central Article here

06 Jun 2017

Winning out West

Author: Brooke N. Bates - Lawn & Landscape Magazine - May 2017 - "Winning out West"

Aaron Clark sustains a culture of teamwork that drives his people to succeed.

Providing phone and internet services isn’t that different from providing lawn care services. In fact, they’re “eerily similar,” says Aaron Clark, who has launched companies in both industries.

At the telecom company Clark started and ran for 11 years, technicians installed equipment for his patented technology, and then performed monthly maintenance. Now, Clark manages technicians who install landscapes and irrigation systems, and provide ongoing sprinkler service and lawn care maintenance.

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03 May 2017

Xeriscaping

How to Design & Maintain Low-To-No-Water Landscaping

Author: Lara Piu - ImagesAZ - November 2014

Coined in the 1980's, the term xeriscaping was created by Denver Water while developing its water conservation plan.  The utility company's design established the founding principles of xeriscaping: low-water-use plants, appropriate turf areas, efficient irrigation, soil improvements and appropriate maintenance and use of mulches.

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03 May 2017

Carefree appreciates $75,000 in donated firehouse landscaping

Author: Curtis Riggs | Sonoran News | October 1, 2008

The beauty of the Carefree Fire Station was greatly enhanced recently thanks to a $75,000 landscaping donation from the folks at Desert Foothills Landscape.

Mark and Juanita Wdowiak landscaped the outside of the $2.5 million firehouse with large armed saguaros, a Giant Cereus Monstrosus, golden barrel cactus, a Grande Ocotillo and variety of yucca and agave plants.

The landscape designers also put in rock arroyos, which will drain rainwater away from the building and take it out into the street.

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25 Apr 2017

Top Landscaping Mistakes

Compiled by Nancy Erdmann - Phoenix Home & Garden - April 2011

PREPARATION
Unreasonable budget expectations: Too many people want a BMW yet expect to pay Walmart prices. By establishing a realistic budget up front, expectations can be met from the beginning.

Lack of preplanning: Avoid rushing things and not having a plan that looks at the whole project—even if some of the items will be installed later. Learn to trust the process. Design takes time and evolves as the project and designer/client relationship develops.

Implementation without a plan: There is so much opportunity lost when each element of a design is thought of singularly as opposed to its place as part of the whole.

Not planning the big things first: A new pool, patio or garage are the kinds of big-footprint items you should plan for first. A common mistake is siting the swimming pool in the middle of the yard and then landscaping around it. This leaves little leftover space for lawn. It’s better to push the pool one way or the other, so there’s room for a chunky-sized lawn that’s good for sports and play.

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