1. Benefits of Fire Elements for Your Landscape Design

      In our last blog, we were focusing on all the benefits of water features incorporated into your landscape design in Phoenix. Water features can create a tranquil, peaceful, and unique yard space. While water is a lovely feature to have in your landscape design, let's not forget about the opposite of water: Fire. Fire elements included in your landscape can create a sultry, cozy, and inviting space you can spend with your loved one, family, or use for entertaining purposes. From fire pits to fire fountains, these fire features are what you want for your home in Phoenix. At Mountainscaper…Read More

  2. Benefits of Unique Water Features in Your Landscape Design

    At Mountainscapers, we want to create the perfect oasis within your outdoor space. Our landscape designs can be something elaborate and out of a fantasy to something more simple and down to earth. Our team of landscape professionals are available to make your vision come to life. One of the most amazing features we offer within our landscape design is our fire and water features. These features can take your landscape to the next level. Some of our clients like to incorporate one or the other, or maybe you want a complete balance and choose both. In our next blog series, we will be covering th…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. 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