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Water Features Enhance An Outdoor Space!

Water features can serve a couple of different purposes in a landscape design. Scottsdale Landscape Water FeatureFirst, a good landscape plan would tend to include a focal point. What better than a water feature to serve as a focal point in an outdoor space? Especially with the dry climate in Arizona, the sound and sight of running water is even more appealing and unique. Second, water features are a great way to camouflage sounds from close neighbors, cars and dogs. Plus the sound of running water is very calming. Whether you want to place a small fountain near your seating area for a more peaceful atmosphere or want to incorporate a large water feature to serve as a grand focal point in your outdoor space, water features enhance any outdoor spaces!

Poolside Plants For Arizona Landscape Design

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With Arizona’s  year round warmer climate, outdoor living is just part of daily life.   Arizona backyard landscapes are often an extension of the home.   Pools are common place in Arizona landscape designs.  Having knowledge on the best plants to choose for your poolside landscape is important for longevity and beauty of any AZ backyard design.



1.  Arizona’s intense summer heat requires choosing plants that can withstand the sunlight and heat.

2.  Plants that require minimal water is also a benefit for poolside landscaping.  Too much water in the soil near your pool deck and equipment can risk damaging them.

3.  Choose plants that drop minimal debris.  You want your backyard & pool to always look great with minimal maintenance!

4.  Picking plants that will offer year round color will just add to the visual beauty of your backyard.

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Arizona Landscape Design

At Dream Retreats, we have the expertise to create landscape designs that will work best with the Arizona climate.  Choosing  the best plants for your poolside landscape can add the perfect finishing touches to create your own Dream Retreat!

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