Beautiful backyard landscaping is all about finding the plants, greenery, and yard layout that makes your unique space visually pop. A great back yard is inviting, relaxing, and comfortable, while also being strikingly gorgeous. But, if home is in an unforgiving environment like Las Vegas, Nevada, what can you do?
At Proficient Patios & Backyard Designs, we’ve been answering that question for over a decade. Our award-winning backyard designs include landscaping that has been tailored to the extremes of the Nevada climate, so if you’re looking for ideas for your own Las Vegas home, we’ve got a few to think about. Read on to find out more about our recommendations.
Local Works Best
While it may seem obvious that native, local plants will work best in your yard, for many years that wasn’t exactly accepted as landscaping wisdom. And while many plants can survive or even thrive in non-native environments, that is often the result of expensive watering schedules and extensive maintenance. By sticking with plants that naturally excel in your local environment, you ensure that your yard looks great without a huge watering bill.
Embrace Stones, Rocks, and Minerals
These days, homeowners have unprecedented access to decorative stones and rocks. They’re a great choice for Las Vegas homes for a number of reasons, and with so many options to choose from, you can find something that you think looks fantastic. You can even find an option that matches your pavers and hardscaping!
Accessorize With Fire and Water Features
Your landscaping should also take into consideration decorative hardscaping features, like fire pits, fountains, built-in seating, and footpaths. These elements can elevate your entire yard and create distinct zones that can help make your yard more inviting. These features are also a great way to create a focal point in your yard without relying on plants and trees. Plus, sometimes the best way to beat the heat is a good, old-fashioned mister.
Utilize Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation is a fantastic system to utilize in hot, arid locations, and is even recommended by the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Combined with conscious plant selection, drip irrigation can help deliver all the water your desert-dwelling plants need at a fraction of the water usage of traditional irrigation systems.
Use Plants as Accents
With fewer plants in general in most Las Vegas yards, savvy homeowners can utilize the opportunity to treat their plants like accents. This is especially easy if you have succulents and other compact greenery that can be easily moved around the yard in pots. Well-placed potted plants make any space feel more natural and serve as a beautiful design element. Plus, with less plants overall, homeowners can take their time and find exceptionally beautiful specimens to show off.
Landscaping Expertise From Local Experts
Sometimes the best course of action when it comes to landscaping is trusting the professionals. For Nevada homeowners, the choice is simple: Proficient Patios & Backyard Designs. Contact us today to find out more about our landscape design services and schedule a consultation regarding your home. Or, you can always come visit us at our expansive Las Vegas showroom and see many of our options in-person.