Albuquerque, NM, has an extreme climate. The intensely hot summer days and the downright frigid winter nights make it tough to maintain a beautiful landscape that flourishes all year long. At Red Shovel, our experienced landscape designers, installers, and technicians are here to ensure that your front and back yards always look their best. Whether you need a touch-up, seasonal upkeep, or a complete redo of your Albuquerque landscape design, you can count on us.
Albuquerque Landscape Services
Albuquerque Landscape Assessments
Planning the right landscape design in Albuquerque begins with a thorough assessment of your property. We consider your property’s existing features, such as the grade or slope of the lot, trees, and the footprint of your home and driveway. Our landscaping designers meet with you to discuss how you want to transform your yard. If you’ve dreamed of an outdoor kitchen or a beautiful shaded area for napping and reading, we’ll incorporate precisely what you desire into the landscape design.
Hardscape and Softscape Albuquerque Landscape Designs
Hardscapes in landscaping refers to permanent fixtures of the design. Examples include a patio, deck, paths, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, ponds, and water features. Other hardscape features include fences, fire pits, and trees. Softscapes are the parts of a landscape design that can be moved or rearranged easily. Some examples of softscape that we include in Albuquerque landscaping projects include patio furniture, outdoor curtains, annual and perennial plants, and decorative stones.
Focal Points in Albuquerque Landscape Designs
Turn your front or backyard into a natural wonder by adding a focal point to your landscape design. Statuary is an everyday item that Albuquerque homeowners choose as a focal point. You may also wish to add a fountain or waterfall. Imagine spending weekends relaxing in your backyard while listening to the peaceful sounds of the bubbling water. A pond can also serve as a focal point. The addition of koi and plants such as lilies will transform your yard into a stunning place of leisure. You’ll want to take a staycation when you have us build a water feature, labyrinth, or another point of interest on your property.
Xeriscapes and Native Plants
Many homeowners prefer a xeriscape. This refers to choosing plants that don’t need much water. These plants are generally tolerant to intense heat and sunshine, too. A xeriscape style of Albuquerque landscape design conserves water resources and lowers your water bills. When these plants do receive rainfall, they quickly grow and blossom. Some of the plants we use in xeriscaping include salvia, columbine, Sedum rubrotinctum, fountain plant, and lace aloe.
As the seasons change, some of the plants in your Albuquerque landscape will go dormant, and others will thrive. We incorporate plants with different rates of growth so that your property is always aesthetically appealing. By having our Red Shovel landscaping professionals design a landscape that simplifies your seasonal lawn and plant care needs, you’ll have a beautiful property all year long.