We have started a new project in Scottsdale using stacked stone for an exterior treatment on the siding as well as making a front yard courtyard. Enjoy the video and start thinking about the possibilities on your own home, then give us a call. We are your Arizona landscape contractors and your “Dream Retreat” experts.
Video Extra: Swimming Pools
We are working on a project in Scottsdale Arizona with a pool remodel. We are using artistic pavers and have incorporated one of the core elements for Arizona desert landscaping design: Stone. We are using stone around the pool to create a natural looking slide. We are your Arizona landscape contractors and your “Dream Retreat” experts. Contact us today and get a free estimate and turn your backyard into a “Dream Retreat”.
We have just posted a new video on our Arizona Landscape Design YouTube Channel.
This one is a landscape makeover including artistic paver walkways and a new pool deck as well as an outdoor kitchen area. Let us show you how we can create a professional Arizona landscape design for you.
To view the video click here.
Call us today at 480.507.8872. Dream Retreats Landscaping is your premier Arizona Landscape Contractor and Designer.
Here in the East Valley of Phoenix we have a lot of new homes. And almost all the new homes have regular city sized lots. Meaning, the space in the backyard is precious to us.
The East Valley also has lots of farm land. Now, most of us don’t have the space to have a farm, but we enjoy the zen-like qualities of having a garden and planting that garden with vegetables and herbs.
Square Foot Gardening to the Rescue
Square Foot Gardening solves this problem. You can grow vegetables, herbs, and still have room for your pool, BBQ area, lawn, and the other things you enjoy in your landscape retreat.
What is Square Foot Gardening?
The square-foot gardening concept is simple: Build a raised bed, divide the space into sections of one square-foot each, and then plant vegetables (and/or flowers) in just the amount of space they need. The advantages of this system include reduced workload, less watering, easy weeding (and not much of it), and easy access to your crops. All within a tiny space. A great total area size would be a 4×4 section. Then just give enough space between each of these to walk around.
There are 10 basics steps or rules for square foot gardening:
- Layout. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas.
- Boxes. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground.
- Aisles. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles.
- Soil. Fill boxes with this soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 coarse vermiculite.
- Grid. Make a permanent square foot grid for the top of each box. A MUST.
- Care. NEVER WALK ON YOUR GROWING SOIL. Tend your garden from the aisles.
- Select. Plant a different flower, vegetable, or herb crop in each square foot, using 1, 4, 9, or 16 plants per square foot.
- Plant. Conserve seeds. Plant only a pinch (2 or 3 seeds) per hole. Place transplants in a slight saucer-shaped depression.
- Water. Water by hand from a bucket of sun-warmed water.
- Harvest. When you finish harvesting a square foot, add compost and replant it with a new and different crop.
We just completed a landscape remodel project here in the East Valley of Phoenix. The project involved adding new landscape pavers over an existing pool deck and part of the lawn area. Travertine tile was used for the paving material. The project turned out great.
We have uploaded several other videos to our Arizona Landscaping YouTube Channel for you to check which include the project progression from the start to the end.
We’ve completed another landscape makeover in Gilbert, AZ. The project involved removing the existing front lawn area, sidewalk, and plants.
We installed a new landscape paver walkway, new sod lawn, a water feature along the entrance walkway and new plants.
We have video of the project that you can see that highlights the project from the initial ground breaking to the final landscape completion.
View our entire YouTube landscaping channel to see other landscape design projects that we have worked on.
Hello everyone! Dream Retreats Landscaping, your premier landscaping design and construction company in sunny Gilbert Arizona, has added video!
We will be using YouTube to post videos of our landscape makeover projects, landscape design tips and tricks, landscape instructional videos, as well as new landscape products.
These videos will be informational and give you some great design ideas. Remember, you can always check out our gallery to see more work that we have done.
Dream Retreats Landscape Design and Construction is located in Gilbert Arizona and we provide landscape services for Gilbert and the surrounding Phoenix East Valley. Learn more about our landscaping services, view our completed landscape makeover projects, or contact us for more information.