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Desert Landscaping

Sep 1, 2019

desert landscapeWhen you live in a high desert climate, there are special types of high desert landscaping that can complement the natural setting of your home. Will Davis our Landscape manager/designer, can gladly assist you with a design for your yard. Having the knowledge of what grows well in the Yavapai, Coconino counties. The landscape team has a combined over 30 yrs experience in hardscaping, pavers, irrigation, and plants.

You could spend the money to get better irrigation put in, but why not do mother nature a favor and save water, right? It is much simpler for your desert landscaping plan to just include plants that will thrive even in the hot sun all day. Another plus, not only will these plants do well even in the hot sun, they will also be able to thrive in poor quality soil.


Here are some wonderful plants that you can use in your desert landscape:

Longwood Blue Bluebeard perennial

Longwood Blue Bluebeard

This is a deciduous shrub and it will grow back each and every spring. It will always come back healthy and happy and this makes it perfect for desert landscaping. It is not a tiny shrub, it will grow to be anywhere between 3 and 4 feet high with a width of about 2 feet. This is a lovely plant to use as it is not only beautiful with its pretty blue flower clusters and silver foliage, it is also very fragrant.


Autumn Joy perennial

Autumn Joy

This is a wonderful perennial that you can plant for your desert landscaping. With this choice you will have great leaves in whorls. These leaves can be any number of different colors and can be bought to go with any desert landscaping design. This plant is the ultimate choice for a desert landscape because it can grow in rock gardens with ease. This lovely plant also has a unique and interesting flower unlike any other I have ever seen. These small flowers grow in clusters and they can be a few different colors and shades. The most common are yellow, orange, red, and pink. If you plant these in your garden you will have butterflies around all of the time and they make for lovely entertainment on their own.


Check out Verde River Growers for some great local plant options for your landscape project!
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