Check out this Mesa backyard landscape design and installation project that AZ Landscape Creations recently completed. The backyard started out as just dirt, a total blank canvas. The homeowners had lived in their house a few years and were tired of the eye sore out their back windows. They wanted to create a lush space with their backyard landscaping with lots of plants, trees and grass that would maximize their outdoor living space, be safe for their little ones as well as conducive to outdoor entertaining!
Mesa Backyard Landscape Design – It’s About the Details
We began the Mesa backyard landscape design project with the concrete paver patio installation. This is usually the most time and labor intensive part of most any install. First, we laid veneer concrete pavers over the existing concrete slab. Then, we excavated 7 inches below grade, installed and machine compacted 4 inches of aggregate base material and 1 inch of concrete sand in the remaining patio area. Finally, we laid the pavers in the backyard area, creating a large patio area and a walkway extending to the side and front of the home. We also used the pavers to create a border for the grass area.
The prep process is key to any successful and lasting paver installation. All too often I see other landscaping companies cut corners here to get the job done quickly and cheaply. Many companies simply sand set the pavers or only use ¼ minus for base. It is important that landscaping contractors follow the guidelines established by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) to ensure the highest quality and durability.
Once the pavers were completed, we built some mounds along the back wall and started trenching for and installing irrigation. We had to run drip irrigation throughout the backyard for various trees and plants and setup a sprinkler system for the grass area. Once we had the water flowing, we planted Arizona Ash Trees, Queen Palms, Pygmy Palms, a Naval Citrus Tree, Lantana, Trailing Rosemary, Little John’s and other various low maintenance desert plants.
Next, we filled in the remaining areas with granite and grass. We also placed some large boulders throughout the yard as accent pieces and created a trash can pad with ¼ minus.
As you can see, the Mesa backyard landscape design project came together beautifully! The concrete paver patio created a colorful and rich foundation for the outdoor living space. Now the homeowners have a space to dine, relax and entertain. The soft and lush grass area is perfect for the little ones to play and run through the sprinklers this summer. The mounds, boulders, trees and plants work together to add interest, depth, texture and color to the backyard retreat.
This backyard went from dusty and dull to lush and colorful- what a transformation!
AZ Landscape Creations – Your Backyard Landscaping Experts
If you are ready to transform your outdoor space into an outdoor retreat, AZ Landscape Creations would love to help deliver your landscape vision! Simply fill out our contact form or give us a call at 480-626-4220 to get started with an initial landscape design consultation!
AZ Landscape Creations is a licensed landscaping company that specializes in landscaping in Mesa, landscaping in Queen Creek and landscaping in Chandler. We also serve the East Valley communities of Gilbert, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Ahwatukee and Phoenix.