1. Rock Gardens: Your Next Favorite Landscaping Element

    Hello and welcome back to the Mountainscapers blog! Living in Arizona has its perks and difficulties that affect your Phoenix landscaping designs. Between the intense heat and dry climate, it can take a lot of work to keep up a traditional garden. What if, instead of planting a traditional garden, you installed a rock garden?   What is a Rock Garden? A rock garden is a plot of land that features rocks as the main decorative element. There are many types of rock gardens. Some rock gardens feature more rocks than plants, some feature multiple colors or types of rocks, and some are accented with…Read More

  2. 3 Landscaping Design Tips For Arizona

    Welcome back to the Mountainscapers blog! Today we are going to talk about landscaping design ideas for those in the Phoenix and Flagstaff area. Unlike other parts of the country, we have to be very cognisant of not only the type of plants and trees that we install, but also about the water consumption needed to keep those landscaping elements alive. Read our blog to get ideas for redesigning your backyard. A Water Feature We know we just talked about the need to think about water consumption. However, the water consumption of water features are less than many traditional types of landscaping …Read More

  3. Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make Landscaping Changes

    Welcome back to the Mountainscapers blog! Last time, we talked about landscaping dos and don’ts. We’ve seen it all in the years of experience we have been servicing Phoenix with our landscaping services and we don’t want you to make the same mistakes that we’ve seen other clients make that we’ve had to help them fix later. With that being said, today’s post is about those questions that you should ask yourself before you make any landscaping changes.   Will I like this long-term? Trends come and go, but your tastes often stay the same. Will you like the changes that you are consid…Read More

  4. 8 Landscaping Dos & Don’ts

    Hello and welcome back to the Mountainscapers blog! Around this time of year and into the summer, we start thinking more about our landscaping and wondering if a change is in order. Before you pull out your shovel or make a trip to your local home improvement store, read the latest on the Mountainscapers blog! Don’t Start Without a Plan It’s easy to get excited to get a wild-hare idea and to just go for it. This method may work in other areas of life, but it certainly doesn’t when it comes to landscaping. Before pulling up edging or digging a hole for a water feature, take a moment to th…Read More

  5. Beautiful Water Features Worldwide

    There is something about being outside: the sun, the fresh air, the fragrances of trees and flowers, and the absence of the nervous energy of modern life. Though the great outdoors isn’t for everyone, the benefits of being outside, even if it’s just on your patio, are undeniable. For this reason and others, it’s important that you create the oasis in your Phoenix backyard that you want. Installing a water feature is a great way to get the most out of your patio and backyard. It can not only drown out the hustle and bustle of the world just over the fence and provides therapeutic and aest…Read More

  6. Why You Should Have An Irrigation System, Part 2

    Welcome back to the MountainScapers blog! Last time, we provided two pretty compelling reasons why you should have an irrigation system installed in your landscaping or garden. But the benefits of this clever move take up more space than one blog could account for, so here we’ve collected a few more reasons why you should have one. You Save Money You might be shaking your head, how could having a new irrigation system save you money? You have to think of it as a long-term investment. A properly installed irrigation system can lower your water bill because it uses only the water that your pla…Read More

  7. Why You Should Have An Irrigation System, Part 1

    Often, when we mention irrigation systems for your landscaping, people immediately jump to the large systems used for farms and major gardens. But in reality, any home with landscaping can benefit from an irrigation system. They’re vital for maintaining a healthy and lush garden here in the desert biome of Flagstaff. With a properly installed irrigation system from MountainScapers, your garden can stay green and beautiful all year long. You Save Time No matter the size of your garden, watering it by hand can be a labor, and time, intensive process. In the heat of Arizona, it’s best that yo…Read More

  8. More Benefits Of Adding A Water Feature To Your Landscape

    Residents of Arizona know the difficulties of finding water in our hot and dry state. But just because our state is a desert doesn’t mean your garden has to look like one. We’ve previously discussed some of the benefits of adding a water feature to your landscaping, but here’s a few more to consider! Sunlight Accents Them We’re never lacking for sun here in Arizona, so why not take advantage of it? A water feature is even more brilliant when the sun shines through their streams and pools. They work together to create a beautiful harmony that is very soothing to take in. They Add Nuance…Read More

  9. 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting a Fire Pit

    At MountainScapers Landscape Architecture, we offer a variety of services, and adding fire features is definitely one of the most popular. While there are various types of fire features you can add to your outdoor area, we believe firepits have a certain something special. If you’re not yet sold on having a fire pit, here are some great reasons to consider one! Great for Bonding: There’s something that’s appealing on an instinctive level about sitting around a firepit. Sitting around a fire with other people tends to bring out our most introspective selves. There are many conversations t…Read More

  10. 3 More Reasons to Spend More Time Outside

    Welcome back to Mountainscaper’s blog! In our last blog post, we talked about some reasons why you should spend more time outside this fall in Phoenix. Some of those benefits included, better eye health, vitamin D absorption, and getting out of the indoor pollution that can be even worse than outdoor pollution. If you missed our last post, be sure to read it here or keep reading below about the health benefits of spending a little time outside on your patio in Phoenix. Improved Sleep Spending time outside has shown to improve your sleep. Not only are you getting that valuable vitamin D that …Read More