When you decide to engage in the idea of landscaping your yard, the first thing you need to think of is about the weather and the climate of the area. Landscaping your home is somehow a difficult thing with people living in Phoenix because of the place’s weather. The Phoenix is literally an area with a desert climate and a desert environment which means rainfall only comes at an unpredictable time and is usually very sparse. Normally, rainfall in Phoenix area is less than 10 inches falls, with a record low of 2.82 inches in both 1956 and 2002. Average annual rainfall is a scant 8.29 inches.
Phoenix during the monsoon season has an average summer rainfall of 2.77 inches. Yet, in 1984, 9.56 inches fell, while in 1924, only 0.35 inches landed in the Sky Harbor Airport’s rain gauge. Monsoon season is also known as the summer-rainy period which happens from the month of July to September, while during the snowfall or rainfall season, the amount of the rainfall increase as one heads up into higher terrain to the north and east of Phoenix.
Not only the weather of the area is the factor why landscaping is deemed difficult to be created in Phoenix but also the high evaporation and transpiration rates in our sunny, warm area. Humans are not the only ones who need to drink a lot of water at times of hot weather in order to avoid dehydration but also other living things such as animals and plants. This means that anything you plant will likely require some supplemental watering at some time during the year.
Even though landscaping projects are deemed to be difficult in areas like this one, there is still hope in creating one. However, there are important factors which needed to be considered in order to succeed the project. The landscaping project should address seasonal colors, plant size and placement, views and integration of home activities, and, especially, each plant’s unique water needs. You need to consider the plant’s water needs in order to maintain its appearance. You plants will almost certainly not look as good once wintry coolness shifts into summer heat. A good landscape designer will consider all of these aspects as they create a unique landscape in beautifying your home
Xerigraphy is a water efficient landscape that lowers water needs due to decreased turf areas, appropriate drought-resistant plantings, mulches and soil coverings and use of drip irrigation or soaker hoses; improves soil composition; and reduces maintenance. This type of landscape idea is mostly used by many landscape designers in order to lessen the owner’s burden in maintenance. In this landscape design, you can use many native Arizona plants that can resist the excessive heat of the area.
Irrigation timer system is also a good idea in ensuring that your plants is watered during early morning hours and in cases when you are not around. It also water different plant groupings for different time periods and even eliminates watering when rainfall for the preceding 24-hour period exceeds a certain threshold value. This is also recommended by some landscape designers to homeowners.
Addressing the factors in order to achieved the project is best to be done together at the same time as it is so much easier , attractive and less costly than doing them one at a time.
Beginning with your initial consultation, a design specialist is assigned to your project and is devoted to making your experience with Sonoran Landesign positive and pleasing. As professional Phoenix landscape architect we thrive on solid communication, seamless project management and customer satisfaction. For all your landscaping needs, contact us today at: http://www.sonoranlandesign.com/