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Reasons to Choose a Desert Landscaping Ambiance in Denver
If you find yourself brainstorming ways to cut down on your water bill, the answer could be staring you in the face. If you’re more eco-conscious, you may be wondering if there is a way to have a beautiful lawn and still save water. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” There are plenty of ways to conserve water when it comes to your Denver landscaping choices, but few people think of the simple yet beautiful desert ambience when they are dreaming up new options for their yards.
Desert scenes tend to focus on minimalism, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. Cacti are a good option for many yards, but succulents and plenty of desert flowers bloom in dry conditions as well, with minimal watering or maintenance. Furthermore, there is a lot you can do with a minimalist scene to spice it up. For example, you might choose to have a dry riverbed running through your yard, with rocks throughout to give it an authentic feel. You might also choose to put in a small “wishing” fixture, which could be as fancy as you would like it to be.
Of course, just because it is a desert landscape, you don’t have to forego water altogether! Your well could have water inside, your dry riverbed could have some water trickling through, or you could have a small pond with some ferns or other plants to give it more of an oasis feel. There are many possibilities when it comes to desert landscapes.
You can also make a choice between having sand or having fine sediment or dirt. If you choose to have your yard mostly dirt, it will require regular raking to keep it looking nice, so sand is generally recommended for these scenes. For some inspiration, take a look at some of Houzz's Desert Landscape Home Design Photos.
There are other reasons to upgrade your Denver landscaping to this low-water design. It requires no real maintenance - succulents basically take care of themselves, you’ll never have to mow a lawn again, and they’re easy to keep clean. It’s also possible to make a zen garden setup, or grow bonsai trees.
So whether you’re eco-friendly, trying to save on your water bill, looking to reduce the amount of work that you put into your lawn, thinking about more unique setups for your yard, or simply just craving a change, you should at least consider taking a look at some desert-themed yards for inspiration. Once you’ve made up your mind, get in touch with us at My Landscaper so we can help you get the perfect design for your new yard! Read more about our custom landscaping options on our website by checking out our page on Landscape Design Construction