What if you could have a yard filled with beautiful plants that flourish year-round and require minimal water and maintenance? Xeriscaping could be the perfect solution. Next Step Landscaping designs and installs drought resistant plants that require little to no irrigation.
For the best-looking yard on the block, contact Next Step Landscaping for a free consultation.
Benefits of Xeriscaping
If you’ve been considering modern xeriscaping, Denver is an ideal climate. For the uninitiated, xeriscaping is a landscape design technique that utilizes drought-resistant plants that are as beautiful as they are practical.
When you work with Next Step Landscaping, we’ll create a beautiful color palette that changes with the seasons. Whether it’s a snowy winter or a sweltering summer, you’ll still have a beautiful yard that will be the envy of your neighbors or competitors.
Xeriscaping is taking Denver by storm because it delivers the following benefits:
- Get a variety of colors and textures that beautify your property
- Enjoy a beautiful landscape year-round
- Increase property value
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Save money on your water bill
- Feel great knowing that you’re preserving the environment
Xeriscape vs. Zero-Scape
There’s a big difference between xeriscape and zero-scape. While xeriscape is known for a balance of plants that are beautiful to look at and require little maintenance, zero-scaping refers to a more sterile environment, filled predominantly with rocks and other hardscaping elements.
With xeriscaping you can still have a lawn or turf to boost curb appeal, regulate temperature, and provide a play or entertainment area for kids and guests. There may also be hardscape features to balance the design and minimize water usage, but you don’t have to sacrifice greenery and beauty with xeriscaping. For climates like Denver’s, xeriscaping is an ideal landscape design.
Xeriscaping in Denver
Denver is known for having an arid climate with frigid temperatures in the winter. Instead of only enjoying beautiful blooms during temperate months, xeriscaping gives residential and commercial property owners the ability to have greenery and blooms year-round without having to spend a lot of extra time and money on maintenance.
Xeriscaping offers a landscaping solution that survives throughout the year, and continues to thrive, despite extreme weather.
The Importance of Soil Type in Xeriscaping
When you choose to work with Next Step Landscaping, one of the first things we do is evaluate your soil to determine whether its composition is primarily clay or sand based. Identifying your soil type is a critical first step because it allows us to choose the best plants for your property during the planning and design phase.
Further, the type of soil you have will also influence the irrigation systems we recommend. For example, clay soil requires planning for water filtration, while sandy soil may cause water to drain too quickly. Depending on where in Denver you’re located can give us an idea of what soil type you have, though many properties have a combination of these two soil types.
We can also supplement your soil by adding organic mulch and other materials to ensure that your soil stays healthy and delivers adequate nutrients to your property’s plants. Mulch also serves to help water absorption, giving you another way to save money on your landscaping and utility bills. By creating a solid foundation, regardless of your soil type, your plants can survive and flourish for years!
How to Work with Us
We believe that transformational landscapes take careful thought and planning. That’s why we’ve developed a systematic project planning and management process to ensure that every landscape we create is a stunning success.
Working with Next Step Landscaping involves three steps:
- Initial consultation: The first thing we do is visit your property and discuss your goals. We encourage all prospective clients to share their vision so that we can begin evaluating design possibilities to create a landscape you’ll be proud of.
- Site analysis and design: This is where the design begins to take shape. We incorporate your vision and balance it with any property and budget constraints to draft a conceptual plan for you to review.
- Finalize the plan: We’ll work with you to make any adjustments to the design, and we can get started once you approve the plan. Once the plan is approved, we can get started with construction. Your dream landscape awaits!
Beautify Your Property with Xeriscaping in Denver
At Next Step Landscaping, we combine best-in-class materials with an expert installation team to ensure that your property shines above the rest. Our team members have an average of eight years of experience, so you’ll always have an expert planning and implementing your xeriscape design.
Ready for the next step? Contact us today for a free consultation.