When it comes to Mesa landscape design, we all too often get stuck thinking “inside the box”! In fact, have you ever received a flyer on your door advertising landscaping packages? Talk about no creativity!

AZ Landscape Creations is different when it comes to landscape design. We do not operate on a one size fits all mentality. AZ Landscape Creations evaluates each Mesa landscape project on an individual basis, and works with each homeowner to create a customized design. We strive to deliver your own unique landscape vision.

If you are looking for some unique desert landscaping plants, you might want to consider ornamental grasses.  These grasses are suitable as alternatives to rock, hardscape and even traditional Bermuda grass. Check out some of our favorites:

Windbreaker Giant Sacaton Grass (Sporobolus wrightii ‘Windbreaker’)  Mesa landscape

Native to southeastern Arizona. Produces green blooms throughout the late summer into early fall. Requires full sun light and little water. Grows to about 8 feet tall and about 8 feet wide. Cut back toward the end of winter. Perfect for use as a barrier or for erosion or windbreak control. Hardy to -30 degrees F.

Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens)Mesa landscape

Grows naturally along streams and creeks in Arizona. Produces white blooms in the summer. Has thin, light-green, spiky foliage throughout the year. Can reach 3 feet in height. Requires full sun and little water.

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Gulf Coast Muhly ‘Regal Mist TM’ (Muhlenbergia capillaris)Mesa landscape

Has narrow, glossy, dark green leaves. Produces dark pink flower blooms in the fall. Can be grown in full sun or light shade. Requires regular watering in the summer.

Seep Muhly (Muhlenbergia reverchonii)Mesa landscape

Blooms in the fall with light pink/ reddish blossoms. Grows to reach about 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Great for smaller spaces. Can take full sun or part shade. Requires a moderate amount of water. Cut back in early spring.  Hardy to -10 degrees F.

Lindheimer’s muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) ‘Autumn Glow TM’Mesa landscape

Has slender, light green leaves. Produces tall spikes of light yellow flowers in the fall that quickly fade to tan. Requires moderate watering in the summer.

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’)Mesa landscape

Produces chartreuse blooms throughout spring and summer. Needs full sun light, but a low amount of water.  Easy to maintain- simply cut back in early spring. Hardy to -20 degrees F.

Tufted hair grass (Deschampsia caespitosa)Mesa landscape

Has wide leaves and feathery flower heads in the summer. In the fall, the leaves turn bright orange or gold and the flowers turn tan. Requires well drained soil. Can reach a height of 1 to 2 feet.

AZ Landscape Creations – Your Mesa Landscape Experts

Considering a Mesa landscape installation project, AZ Landscape Creations would love to help deliver your landscape vision! SImply fill out our contact form or give us a call at 480-652-0290 to schedule a free consultation.

AZ Landscape Creations is a licensed landscape contractor that serves the East Valley communities of Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley.