Las Vegas is a desert so the summers are unbearable. This limits many plants you should put in your yard. You live in a desert, why not take full advantage of desert plants? Cactus landscape can be a great design. Not only will it grow perfect in the Las Vegas heat, but it is unique and certainly cool looking.
There are many different varieties of cacti you can use to enhance the appearance of your yard. The tall, majestic Giant Saguaro would be an interesting replacement to having a tree. They can grow up to 60 feet tall and can live for more than 150 years.
Cacti need very little care when they are planted outside. They do not need to be fertilized and the sun does not harm the plant at all. You also don’t need to go out of you way to water it. The few rainfalls Las Vegas has a year is enough to keep cacti alive.
The different varieties of cacti come in many different shapes and various shades of green. Some cacti even have flowers growing from it, so your yard can have a splash of color. Through the different types of cacti, you can create a landscape that features various species of cacti that resemble other plants. The Pancake Prickly Pear is a type of cactus that slightly resembles a bush. In replace of having actual bushes, the Pancake Prickly Pear is a trendy and unique alternative. The Maihuenia poepigii consists of leaves and flowers. Instead of having a regular garden with the typical flowers, get creative by having a cactus garden filled with this distinctive flowers.
For people that like to have gardens with edible fruits, cacti is actually a fruit. The Prickly Pear cactus is going to be the tastiest. The only difficulty it cutting each pad off the cactus as it is very prickly. Once you get each pad, you are going to have to snip off each little spines. The thicker the pad is the older it is. You are going to want to get the young, thin pads for the most succulent taste. Some like to cook it into their meals, others just eat it as is.
When you are deciding on how to landscape your yard, consider the climate that you live in. You want something easy to manage in this summer heat. A cactus landscape is extremely unique. You could start a new trend by designing your yard with various cacti. Showcase Land Care can provide the essential Las Vegas landscaping for your unique desert yard. The company has provided landscaping services for a variety of different designs. So even if you don’t want to go with a desert theme, Showcase Land Care can help you with whatever landscape you would like to have. For more information and a free estimate contact 702.531.6789.