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Hiring a Professional Desert Plant Landscape Expert in Phoenix, Arizona

Jul 13, 2008
Do you live in or around Phoenix, Arizona? This article will provide you tips for hiring a professional desert plant landscape expert in Phoenix and information about plants indigenous to the area. Whether you're looking to create a xeriscape or just go low maintenance, the following information will be beneficial to you.

Because you live in the desert, you already know that Phoenix isn't just a sea of brown sand and tumbleweeds. Many visitors are surprised at the color and variety of plants in Arizona, those that are indigenous and those that are not. There are numerous desert plants that stay green all year long and some even produce colorful, attractive blooms.

Desert plant landscaping in Phoenix, Arizona, if done correctly, can bring both beauty and very low maintenance into your backyard. You can start by finding out your USDA zone. USDA stands for United States Department of Agriculture and its zone maps are based on plant hardiness and their ability to thrive in the lowest temperatures of the region you live in. The USDA zone for Phoenix, Arizona is 9, so be sure to choose plants that will grow well in that zone.

Most desert plants, including colorful shrubs and bushes, are hardy, drought tolerant, disease resistant and pretty easy to find. Looking for a little help? Here's some information about a popular desert plant that will make a great addition to your desert plant landscaping in Phoenix.

Silvery Cassia, also called Cassia Phyllodinea, is a perennial that lives for many years and can endure the worst conditions the desert has to offer. This silvery shrub flowers in late winter through spring with brilliant yellow flowers.

Silvery Cassia is an evergreen-like shrub that has silvery-green, pinnate leaves with linear leaflets that are covered in grey hair. The flowers are yellow, pea-shaped and carry a heavy scent. Pods are light brown and slender when ripe. Silvery Cassia does well in the sun and is extremely drought resistant. Because of this, Silvery Cassia does not require maintenance if selected for the appropriate space, but it can be pruned if necessary after the flowering process. This plant will also attract bees, butterflies and/or birds.

If you are still unsure about what will work in your desert plant landscaping in Phoenix, there are plenty of online resources that can help you. For instance, many local landscaping companies have expertise in desert landscaping and plants that thrive in the area. They may also have a plant library that contains pictures and full descriptions of each plant. You can gather a lot of ideas from these plant libraries!

While you don't have to be a horticulturist to create a beautiful desert landscape in your backyard, it might be better if you just leave it to the experts. Hiring a professional desert plant landscaping company in Phoenix, Arizona might just be your best bet. They can work with you to pick out the best plants that fit your taste, lifestyle and budget - and they can even help you maintain it!
About the Author
John Waters is Principal of Creative Environments Design Landscape, the largest and most respected landscape design company in Arizona. Let our team work with you to design and develop plans for a desert plant landscape in Phoenix that will fit your individual style and budget.
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