1. How To Make Your Landscape Design Zen: Part 2

    If you have checked out our last blog, this time, we are talking about: Zen. Zen is a way to be at one with yourself and to make your landscape design a place of pure bliss and happiness. We at Mountainscapers want you to have your dream outdoor area. We can add waterfalls, lush greenery, and much more. Check out more elements to make sure you have a zen landscape design! Light Up Your Zen Once you have our landscape design in place, you can add your own personal touches, such as lighting. Some people like a well-lit area and others like something more subtle and romantic. One way to enhance …Read More

  2. How To Make Your Landscape Design Zen: Part 1

    Having a place that you can retreat to every day would be the stuff of dreams. A nice outdoor space with a beautiful green landscape, lush flora, and a waterfall with that soothing “swish” noise. This sounds like an oasis out of Architectural Digest Well, you don’t have to pine after this setting any longer! At Mountainscapers in Phoenix, we make your dream outdoor spaces reality. We come up with amazing designs to fit your personality and need for your outdoor space. Some people like a patio that can handle a ton of nightlife (dance party anyone?) Other people want that quiet and peacef…Read More

  3. Bow Down to Fire-wise Landscaping

    How You Can Reduce Your Risk It’s fire season: that time of year when it’s critical that we take all precautionary steps to keep our homes and communities safe.  Fire-wise landscaping can be both beautiful and reduce the potential for wildfires.  The Flagstaff Fire Department has additional resources for information but here is a brief synopsis of their recommendations.   Defensible Space:  Ember exposure is the root cause of over half of all structure loss.  Create and maintain 30 feet of “clean and green” space around your home using the following suggestions. Construction/Ha…Read More

  4. Pine Needles – A Prickly Issue

    It’s time to clean up the yard for summer -  What should we do with all these pine needles? Landscaping in Flagstaff always presents its fair share of challenges, regardless of the time of year. When pine trees are a part of your landscape design, they make for some recurring issues for homeowners and landscapers both. Here's the low-down on pine needles and how they can affect your outdoor living spaces. Why do pine trees drop their needles?  Unlike deciduous trees, which shed all their leaves at once, a pine loses only a fifth to a quarter of its needles each year. Chlorophyll breaks do…Read More

  5. How to Xeriscape for the Phoenix Area

    As Landscaping Experts in Phoenix, we know the Benefits For some, the word drought represents a mere annoyance; for others, it spells impending doom. But one fact that continues to be driven home is that the West's water shortage is bound to get a lot worse before it gets better. There has even been talk among experts that the 15+ year drought may actually change the face of the western United States; with cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas in need of radical adjustments to avoid irreversible effects. Where others claim that Phoenix isn't under the same dire circumstances as California, we beli…Read More

  6. What Makes a Patio Great?

    Every Phoenecian knows (yes, it's right; we consulted Google) that this time of year is perfect for patios. Whether it's reading, sleeping, enjoying a beer or having a small party, patios are the chosen location for whatever leisure activity that you choose. Moving your favorite relaxation technique from indoors to out can be less-than-optimal, however, if your patio space leaves you with a feeling that something is missing. As a leading landscape designer in Phoenix, we are well-versed in alluring patio elements and just what makes for a great patio setting. When asked here's what our most ex…Read More

  7. 5 Tips for a Bountiful Garden  

    Turning your Flagstaff Landscape into a Lush, Nurturing One Spring is here and if you are planning on a vegetable garden this season – now is the time to start! Turn that black thumb in to a green one… Type/Timing:  Our short growing season in Flagstaff makes “cool season vegetables” the easiest to grow (spinach, ALL leaf lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, radishes, pees, beets, parsnips, onions, garlic).  These should be planted from early April to mid-May. Location:  Find a space that has plenty of direct sunlight.  If you want to extend your growing s…Read More

  8. Cold Air, Dark Night, Warm Fire, Bright Stars

    Adding Inviting Warmth through Landscaping and Fire Features According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire features, such as pits and fireplaces, are the number-one-requested design feature today.  The climate in Flagstaff is perfect for enjoying a fire pit for many months of the year.  They add ambiance to a cool evening, and provide a great focal point for an intimate gathering or entertaining friends and family.   People naturally gravitate to the flicker and warmth of an outdoor fireplace, and it’s relaxing to just sit and be mesmerized by the dancing flames. If y…Read More

  9. Mountainscapers Awarded US Patent

    Though we always knew that our signature fire/water tables were unique in both form and function, we are extremely proud of the fact that the United States Patent Office has recognized them as being such. By awarding Mountainscapers Landscaping and Sean with a US patent, we can now rest assured that there is nowhere else in the country where these mesmerizing outdoor patio tables can be obtained. Combining the alluring elements of both fire and water into one attractive piece, our exclusive, and now patented fire tables add captivating beauty to your outdoor settings; either poolside or on the…Read More

  10. Tips for Protecting Your Trees and Plants this Winter

    Cooler temperatures have finally arrived in Arizona. The weather forecast for the next few months includes some very cool nights; which might include frost.  Your landscaping is a critical home investment and it is important you take steps to protect it.  Tropical plant varieties that are not used to cold weather are the most likely to be damaged and need protection.  Trees that are susceptible include pygmy date palms and young citrus.   Plants and shrub material like Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Natal Plum, Cape Honeysuckle and the Red Bird of Paradise need extra care.  Also, if your plant…Read More