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Landscaping Costs 2022

Landscaping Cost

On average, landscaping costs about $9,475 with average prices ranging from $3000, to $15,950 for the US in 2022 according to HomeGuide.

Landscaping Cost Per Sq Ft

The average Landscaping cost per sq ft is about $8 per sq ft with prices ranging from $4 to $12 per sq ft.

Landscaping Cost Per Hour

The average Landscaping cost per hour is $75 per hour with prices ranging from $50 to $100 per hour.

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How Much Does Landscaping Cost 2021?

Landscaping Cost

On average, landscaping costs about $9,475 with average prices ranging from $3000, to $15,950 for the US in 2021 according to HomeGuide.

Landscaping Cost Per Sq Ft

The average Landscaping cost per sq ft is about $8 per sq ft with prices ranging from $4 to $12 per sq ft.

Landscaping Cost Per Hour

The average Landscaping cost per hour is $75 per hour with prices ranging from $50 to $100 per hour.

Arte Verde Offers Landscaping Services In Scottsdale

Arte Verde is Phoenix’s & Scottsdale’s premier Desert landscape designer! Learn more about our landscape design services in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Fast Growing Shade Trees

Fast Growing Shade Trees

If you’re looking for the best fast growing shade trees for Arizona, this list will help.  If you’re starting a new landscape, replacing a tree, or just adding one and you want shade soon these fast-growing shade trees are just right.  All of them will grow quickly and offer great shade for your landscape at your home or commercial location.

Sissoo

The Sissoo, or Indian Rosewood, is a fast-growing shade tree provide shade in a hurry.  They grow to about 60’ in height and spread out wide to offer great shade to your landscape.   As a semi-evergreen they add welcomed green to your desert landscape.

Tipu

The Tipu tree is loved by Arizona homeowners as it grows very quickly to its mature height of 40’ to 50’ feet.  In addition to being a great shade tree, the Tipu has beautiful flowers and is a great addition to any residential or even commercial landscape.

Arizona Ash

The Arizona Ash tree grows fast, grows wide, and grows up to about 30’ tall.  It’s a deciduous shade tree that will keep it’s leaves most of the year, especially during the hot months.  That means that you’ll have plenty of new shade in a hurry with the Arizona Ash tree.

Weeping Willow

The Weeping Willow, or Willow Acacia, has a unique shape and foliage that looks as if it’s streaming down.  Its texture adds an interesting visual element to any landscape.  It grows very quickly and reaches the maximum height of about 40’ much quicker than other common trees.

Desert Willow

The Desert Willow is a favorite fast-growing shade tree by both homeowners and landscapers.  This tree blows with beautiful pink or lavender flowers and grows quickly.  As a broadleaf tree that reaches about 20’ in height it provides great shade and grows fast.

 Elm

The Elm is a favorite tree just about anywhere you travel and can reach a mature height of 100’.  It’s a hardy tree that can withstand wind, drought, full sun, but does need to be protected if there’s every flooding.   The elms width and height provides excellent shade and grows quickly.

Evergreen Pear

The Evergreen Pear tree is a favorite in Arizona as it grows fast to its mature height of about 20’.  This fast-growing shade tree is a great addition to your landscape as it has beautiful fragrant flowers in the spring time.

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Saguaro Cactus Protection Laws

Saguaro Cactus Protection Laws

The symbol of Arizona is the saguaro cactus. These are the tall and skinny cactuses that you may think of, when you think of the word “cactus”.

Go on the hiking trails in Arizona, and you begin to realize that they have a personality of their own. They begin to feel like familiar friends accompanying you along your hiking adventure. Native American mythology have numerous stories of how the saguaro cactus came to be and it typically involves people transforming into the saguaros. There is something magical and  special about these cactuses that you can’t deny. While not endangered these cactuses only grow in the Sonoran desert, adding to the uniqueness of this cactus.

Sadly, from real estate to vandalism, humans pose the biggest threat to the saguaros.  For this reason, there are laws protecting them. They are protected under the Native Plant Protection Act. If a person is caught cutting down a saguaro it is actually considered a felony criminal damage charge that can result in 25 years in prison. Any other type of vandalism, theft and attempts to transplant the cactus will also result in pricey fees and jail time. In order to legally remove and transplant one elsewhere, the land owner’s permission and a permit is required. In other areas such as any National Park Land, a saguaro cannot be removed. The saguaro cactus is more than just a symbol of the West, it’s the complete heart of the Sonoran Desert. Not to mention, the inside of a saguaro also provides shelter and the desert wildlife depends on this cactus for survival.

Source: https://hikephoenix.net/2018/08/28/laws-protecting-saguaro-cactuses/

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What is Xeriscaping?

What Is Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping means designing a desert like landscape utilizing plants that thrive in the desert and do not require lots of water to maintain. Read on to learn of some xeriscaping ideas, particularly useful in Arizona.

Low Water Plants

There are almost countless water thrifty native or desert adapted plant species available at local nurseries.  They come in all shapes and sizes and serve a variety of purposes from shade to seasonal color to screening unsightly areas. Many low water use plants have beautiful flowers and are visually appealing. They will help you create a colorful, low-maintenance yard without burdening our limited water supply.

Turfed Areas

Although turf generally requires more water,  Small turf areas can be included with success into a Xeriscape if the planning, installation and maintenance is correct.

Irrigation

In the desert areas of Arizona, nearly all new plants should be watered on a regular basis to get them established; and most plants,need some form of irrigation once they become mature. The idea is to establish how much water your plants require and to apply only that amount. When your irrigation system is designed, try to put trees, shrubs, ground covers and turf areas each on different valves so you can time their irrigation individually. Most plants will need several waterings during their initial year. Usually, you can dial down the watering during the second and subsequent years, once the plants are established. Plants need less water during the cooler months. Adjust your irrigation schedule at least four times each year.

Soil

Plants thrive in our desert soil but drainage, and soil needs to be loosened at planting time to encourage healthy root growth. Soil amendments most likely will be needed for plants that consumer greater amounts of water.

 

Source: https://www.amwua.org/landscape/landscape_principles.html

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Arte Verde is Phoenix’s & Scottsdale’s premier Desert landscape designer! Learn more about our landscape design services in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

Landscaping Cost

On average, landscaping costs about $9,475 with average prices ranging from $3000, to $15,950 for the US in 2020 according to HomeGuide.

Compare this to the average cost of landscaping in Canada which is about $4,406 with average prices ranging from $2017 to $6795 according to HalifaxLandscapingPros.

Landscaping Cost Per Sq Ft

The average Landscaping cost per sq ft is about $8 per sq ft with prices ranging from $4 to $12 per sq ft.

Landscaping Cost Per Hour

The average Landscaping cost per hour is $75 per hour with prices ranging from $50 to $100 per hour.

Arte Verde Offers Landscaping Services In Scottsdale

Arte Verde is Phoenix’s & Scottsdale’s premier Desert landscape designer! Learn more about our landscape design services in Phoenix and Scottsdale.