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Landscape Remodel Phoenix Part 3: Rocks in the Garden

Part three of a series on getting a landscape remodel Phoenix, explores rock garden installation in time for the spring.

Why a Rock Garden as Part of Landscape Remodeling Phoenix

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Landscape Remodel-Get a Rock Garden | (480) 420-0902

Why does a rock garden work as part of landscape remodeling in Phoenix?  First off, there is aesthetics.  Rock gardens look natural, and add a touch of nature’s beauty to any garden.  Second, as rocks make up part of the garden, there aren’t as many plants used, which makes watering easier.  Another thing that’s a nice touch about rock gardens is the fact that they don’t just make a garden, they make a mini ecosystem.  Plant some xeriscape plants like a hummingbird plant, or any other plant that will draw pollinators.  You will see bees, butterflies, and birds gathering around your rock garden which adds a charming touch to either a front or back yard. In Arizona, you can even get boulders that have a pretty aqua vein of chrysocolla.   Rock gardens with plants can still offer a relaxing and beautiful space.

You want to call in a service for this particular landscape remodel Phoenix.  Rock gardens take a lot of work to set up.  You want to pick the right size rocks, as well as the plants that will work between them. Make sure that your design has the right amount of drainage as well as your  soil level.  Once you set up your rock garden, how much work does it need?

Rock Garden-Landscape Remodeling in Phoenix the Easy Way

Landscape remodeling in Phoenix is easy with something like a rock garden.  They require very little work.  A bit of trimming once in a while, and a bit of weeding is all the maintenance.  Watering is usually easy as well.

So, there are many different ideas out there.  If you want some advice, or have any questions, please call in a pro:  a service that can help you with a landscape remodel Phoenix.

This concludes part three of our series on getting a landscape remodel Phoenix.  Be sure to read part one and part two as well.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com

Landscape Design Part 3: Rock Gardens

In Part 3 of our series, we will explore another type of landscape design: a rock garden.  Rock gardens come in many forms.  One of the most popular is a classic Japanese rock garden.  According to this Wikipedia article:

The Rock Garden and Landscape Design

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui?) or “dry landscape” garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water.[1] A zen garden is usually relatively small, surrounded by a wall, and is usually meant to be seen while seated from a single viewpoint outside the garden, such as the porch of the hojo, the residence of the chief monk of the temple or monastery. Classical zen gardens were created at temples of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, Japan during the Muromachi Period. They were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.[2]

Ancient Landscape Designs

Rock gardens existed in Japan at least since the Heian Period (784-1185). These early gardens were described in the first manual of Japanese gardens, Sakuteiki, or Records of Garden Keeping, written at the end of the 11th century by Tachibana no Toshitsuna (1028–1094). They were largely copied from the Chinese gardens of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), where groups of rocks symbolized Mount Penglai, the legendary mountain-island home of the Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology, known in Japanese as Horai.

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Rock gardens are only one method of landscape design.  Part 1 of our series explored desert landscaping and Part 2 explored tropical plants.

Whether you want to go for the desert, or turn your home into a paradise, the right landscape design company can help you.

Green ServPro is a landscape design company based in Chandler, AZ.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com

Read:

Landscape Design Part 1: Desert Landscaping
Landscape Design Part 2: Tropical and Sub-Tropical Landscaping
Landscape Design Part 3: Rock Gardens