Frequently Asked Questions

How do I landscape my backyard desert?

Consider using cacti and succulents, they are drought-tolerant plants that are native to the area, and mulch or gravel for ground cover to reduce water loss and erosion. Consider adding a drip irrigation system to conserve water.

What should you not do when landscaping?

The main thing to avoid is over watering because it will lead to erosion and plant damage. The use of plants not native to the region must be avoided as well.

Why is it so hard to get a landscaper?

It can be difficult to find a landscaper who is both qualified and available due to high demand and a limited number of professionals in the field. It may also be difficult to find a landscaper that meets specific needs, such as experience with desert landscaping. Be sure to check for availability as well as qualifications.

Is it cheaper to do your own landscaping?

Doing your own landscaping can save money, but it also requires time, effort and knowledge. Hiring a professional will cost more but can save you time and effort, and ensure quality work.

What is a realistic budget for landscaping?

The budget for landscaping can vary greatly depending on the size of the area to be landscaped, the types of plants and materials used, as well as the level of complexity of the design. A small backyard desert landscaping job can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

Can you negotiate price with landscapers?

Yes, it is possible to negotiate the price with a landscaper, especially if the project is smaller in scale or if the landscaper is able to provide a bundled package of services.

What is the lowest maintenance landscaping?

Some of the lowest maintenance landscaping options include using native plants, mulch or gravel as ground cover, and implementing a drip irrigation system.

What is the cheapest type of landscaping?

The most cost-efficient types of landscaping are often those that rely on a straightforward design and the use of low-cost materials. But one should make sure that saving on costs should not be made at the expense of quality. A shoddy landscaping might be cheap at first, but poor quality workmanship will be expensive in the long run due to the cost of repairs, do-overs, and maintenance.

Does a landscaped yard increase property value?

A well-landscaped yard can increase property value by enhancing curb appeal and making the property more attractive to potential buyers. This is why property owners looking to sell should first hire a landscaping company before attempting to list.

What can I put in my front yard instead of grass?

If you’re hoping to cut down on the amount of time and money you spend on lawn care, xeriscaping with succulents, rocks, and other low-maintenance plants is a great option for your front yard. Artificial turf is another practical solution that doesn’t require watering or regular upkeep – meaning it’s ideal if you’re short on time or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle. In the long run, installing artificial turf may also end up being more cost-effective since you won’t have to worry about lawn maintenance or repairs down the line.