For people who garden, living in the desert is both a blessing and a curse. You don’t have to deal with a lot of the pests that wetter climates have. You also get a wide variety of plants that don’t require too much maintenance. That is great if you want to have a beautiful garden without having to dedicate a lot of time to it.
The down side to gardening in the desert is that your plant selection is limited. The desert obviously doesn’t get very much water. The high temperatures also make gardening more difficult. If you are one of the green thumbs out there that won’t let that stop you, here is a great list of desert trees that you can add to your garden and keep your water usage low.
This is a beautiful tree that keeps its tiny dark green leaves all year. This tree is great because it can offer a lot of variety. It can have a form that looks short and wide or tall and thin. At the most, it can grow to be about 20 feet tall. The twisted acacia gets its name from its branches that can get twisted up as it grows. In the spring, it blooms little yellow puffs and birds love to nest in it. In the summer, it handles heat and drought well. In the winter, it can handle cold down to about 20 degrees. Your local nursery or a landscaping company Las Vegas loves may have a hard time finding this one.
If you are a fan of the weeping willow, this is a great tree for you. The flexible branches and long, thin leaves give this tree the weeping willow look. It can grow to be very tall, about 30 feet. Just be careful where you plant the shoestring acacia. All the tiny leaves are very messy to clean up so make sure you don’t plant it near a pool.
Many people love this tree because it is so vibrant. It has a beautiful silhouette and creates great shade in the hot summer months. This is another cold sensitive tree, comfortable down to about 20 degrees. Also, avoid this tree if it will have to withstand any stress. The wood is soft and flexible and can break under pressure easily.
This tree is a perfect option for you if you have a smaller yard. It averages to be about 15 feet tall. It also offers a variety of looks because you can grow it to have one trunk or multiple trunks. It is particularly beautiful in the summer because it blooms a very fagrant flower. In the winter, it is a strong tree able to withstand temperatures down to 0 degrees. The only downside is that it can be difficult to find at nurseries. Your best bet is to contact a landscaping company Las Vegas trusts to get the job done right, no matter what.
Texas Honey Mesquite
If you have the room, this large tree can be a good option. Remember it grows to be very large, up to 30 feet tall and 45 feet wide, so make sure you really have the space. It also has a weeping form and the bright green leaves really stand out against its tan bark. Since it is so large with a distinctively fluffy look, this tree does well to break up boring lines in a back yard. It is perfect for the desert heat and survives very well in the cold. It is also relatively easy to find in nurseries.
Not all people have the green thumbs necessary to properly take care of desert trees. The easier thing to do is call a landscaping company Las Vegas homeowners prefer. Showcase Land Care are experts with years of experience and affordable pricing. For more information about landscape companies in Las Vegas contact 702.531.6789.