While living near a desert is not ideal for landscape design, it offers many types of styles. Landscaping a yard that lacks water can be difficult. Grass, trees, shrubs and most plants need some amount of water, so planning a yard with a lack of water in mind will help with the design.
Creating water features around the lawn will help with adding moisture to the greenery. Either by adding water and adding plant life, or you can go the route of having a dried out landscape. Going the dry route will allow you to bring in more rocks and will allow you to worry less on keeping your plants, grass, and/or shrubs alive during the hot summer months.
The Spokane Valley is just that, its a valley in Eastern Washington. Most of Eastern Washington is a desert but the further east you go and the closer you get to Montana the greener it will get. Eventually you will be back in forest and green areas. Since the Spokane Valley is right on the edge of both this green forest and the desert to the west, designing the best landscape can be difficult. Having two completely opposite environments can cause problems or issues.
During the summer months Spokane is fairly hot. Its not uncommon to see temperatures hit 100 degrees while in the winter it is also not uncommon to see temperatures go below zero. With such a huge range of temperatures you need greenery, trees and plants that can survive these extreme conditions.
What Is Needed For Landscaping In Spokane?
- A working sprinkler system, so that you can make sure your plants are well watered during the hot summer months.
- Use trees that are native to the area. Don’t go out and buy a tree that does well in the southern states and then expect it to do well in Spokane. Since the winters can be extremely cold, those trees or shrubs probably won’t be able to withstand the temperatures in winter.
- Fertilize your lawn on a schedule. Usually in early spring and once in the fall. The Fall fertilizing should help protect the roots of the grass before the hard freeze comes. Make sure you find the correct fertilizer and to read the labels. There are fertilizers that are made specifically for Fall applications.
- Be sure to use the large rocks you find in your yard. You can also get lava rocks to help keep weeds down and to help make your yard looking great.
Spokane Landscaping is a residential and commercial landscaping company worth checking out. You can find them located in the Spokane area or by calling them:
Spokane, WA 99224
Spokane Landscaping has been serving the local area since 1997. They work with both residential and commercial customers. They can do basic lawn mowing, but also can work on sprinkler repairs, tree trimming, and even pest (spider) control.