Beginning the journey of designing your Arizona desert landscape is a transformative experience. At Desert Foothills Landscape, our commitment is to guide you through the intricate process of creating an outdoor oasis that not only thrives but also seamlessly integrates with the unique beauty of the Arizona desert. This blog dives deep into the dos and don’ts of crafting a stunning landscape. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to transform your outdoor space. 

Desert Landscaping

The Dos


Understanding the Unique Climate & Soil

Mastering desert landscape design requires a deep understanding of the region’s climate and soil conditions. The arid environment and intense heat in Arizona present unique challenges, especially when selecting plants. By exploring the intricacies of soil composition, you can make informed choices that enhance the longevity of your landscape.This knowledge is essential for transforming challenges into opportunities, ensuring that your landscape design is both visually appealing and resilient. 


The Power of Native Plants

Native plants play a crucial role in Arizona desert landscapes, embodying resilience and authenticity. Discover the diverse range of native flora, including vibrant wildflowers and sturdy shrubs, and see how they can elevate your outdoor space into a flourishing ecosystem. Our guide not only assists in choosing native plants but also explores strategic placement techniques, guaranteeing that your landscape captures the essence of the Arizona desert.


The Art of Hardscaping

Hardscaping is an art form that brings texture, structure, and character to your landscape design. Explore a wide range of decorative rocks, gravel pathways, and stone features that not only enhance your plant selections but also minimize the need for intensive maintenance. Learn how hardscaping can contribute to a sustainable and visually captivating landscape. Whether it’s pathways or rock arrangements, our team is ready to assist you in creating  gorgeous hardscaping to elevate your outdoor area. 

Arizona Pools

The Don’ts 


Overwatering Woes

Overwatering poses a frequent challenge that can compromise the well-being and longevity of your Arizona desert landscape. Dive into irrigation schedules, recognize the indications of overwatering, and achieve expertise in maintaining the delicate equilibrium between sufficient moisture and preventing excessive water consumption. At Desert Foothills Landscape, we provide our clients with the knowledge to properly care after their plants. In addition, we offer maintenance services to alleviate you from the responsibility of watering. 


Invasive Species: A Menace to Biodiversity

While exotic plants may be enticing, introducing some invasive species can greatly endanger the native plants. Discover the consequences of invasive plants and why opting for native species is not just a sustainable decision, but also a dedication to conserving the biodiversity of the Arizona desert. This segment will explore the significance of ecological harmony in your landscape. 


The Maintenance Myth

Despite common beliefs, desert landscapes demand regular maintenance. Some of this maintenance includes inspecting irrigation systems, consistent weeding, and pruning. Understand that neglecting maintenance can diminish your landscape’s beauty and jeopardize its well-being. At Desert Foothills Landscape, our maintenance team has been proudly serving and maintaining the valley community since 1990. Our combined expertise, field experience, private nurseries & product knowledge guarantee consistent results whether we are installing your landscape or maintaining it. 


Creating the ideal Arizona desert landscape is a holistic journey blending creativity, knowledge, and sustainability. When you’re ready to begin designing a visually stunning outdoor environment, our landscape specialists are ready to serve you. Contact us at (480) 488-0128.