Category: Landscape

5 of the Best Flowers for Your Las Vegas Garden

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The MacDonald Highlands community has many luxury homes for sale in Henderson Nevada, homes that include high-end finishes and incredible architecture. Purchasing a home means that you’ll get to customize the landscaping. Here are five of the best flowers for your Las Vegas garden. 

 1. Cacti 

 If you prefer your outdoor spaces to be low maintenance, plant some cacti. These desert plants look amazing in your landscaping, and they are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. You can find ones that bloom with bright colored flowers. Consider planting aloe, kangaroo paw, or agave. You’ll love the beauty that cactuses give to your home’s landscaping. 

 2. Honeysuckle 

 You can grow honeysuckle as a shrub or a vine. It is fragrant and leafy. Honeysuckle will give your outdoor space a touch of green year-round. In the spring, the plant blossoms with yellow or white flowers. If you plant honeysuckle, you’ll be able to attract butterflies to your home. Honeysuckle blends well with other foliage. It can also be a great highlight to flowerbeds. 

 3. Weeping Bottlebrush 

 Weeping bottlebrush is a small flowering tree that’s native to Australia. It is an evergreen that blossoms with bright red flowers in the spring and summer. It is also a plant that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It will provide your landscaping with a whimsical touch since its branches droop gently to the ground. You can add it to a center flowerbed or along a back-fence line. 

 4. Coneflowers 

 Coneflowers are perennials that feature purple petals and long stems. Consider planting them when you need a punch of landscaping color. These are hardy little flowers, and they’ll tempt birds, butterflies and bees to your yard. They pop up out of the earth and grow to be about 2 feet to 4 feet tall, giving your exterior landscaping some visual interest. Coneflowers grow quickly, and they self-sow their seeds copiously. This type of flower blossoms from the middle of summer until the first fall frost. 

 5. Golden Columbine 

 Plant some golden columbine to enjoy a pretty flower that blooms later in the year. This flower features a bundle of bright yellow blossoms. It comes with fancy spurs to give your garden a unique look. Columbines resist drought conditions, which makes them perfect for the Las Vegas area. Your columbines will love hanging out in the shade underneath a tree or beneath your home’s front porch. 

 The Best Flowers for Your Luxury Home in Henderson 

 Luxury homes in Henderson are available in the MacDonald Highlands community. Once you’ve chosen the home of your dreams, you’ll enjoy personalizing the exterior with some of the best flowers for the Las Vegas area. For more information, give us a call at 702-467-7100 today.

5 Landscaping Tips for the Beginner Hobbyist

May 13, 2020
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When you’re purchasing a home for the first time, the maintenance and upkeep may seem like a lot. This is especially true with outdoor spaces. To help, we’re offering these five landscaping tips for beginner gardeners. 

 1. Start with Small Landscaping Additions 

 If you like to watch home and garden TV shows, then you’ve likely seen landscaping makeovers that are complete in just a few days. Keep in mind that these changes are possible when you have a team of 60 or more people working together. Beginning gardeners should start with small landscaping changes or additions. Tackle one flowerbed at a time. Work on it every weekend for an hour or two. Then, you can move onto other areas. 

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Best Landscaping For Modern Architecture

Jan 17, 2020
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Modern home architecture is a revolutionary style that started popping up from the early to mid-20th century. It shifted away from traditional structures that were popular during those years. When modern home architecture appeared on the scene, it introduced home buyers to residences made from simple materials like steel, concrete, glass, and stucco. It also eliminated unnecessary details like dormer windows and carved pillars. While modern architecture features simple design elements, landscaping the exterior can be a challenge. Here are a few suggestions.

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Landscaping Ideas to Enhance Your Dream Home This Spring

May 10, 2019
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“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an old adage we can apply to many aspects of life. However, you can certainly judge a home by its front yard. This season, enjoy some time outdoors, becoming one with nature. Check out these spring landscaping ideas to bring some new life to your luxury home’s curb appeal.

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Landscape Architect to Know: Laurie Olin

Aug 30, 2017
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As you walk to the south end of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA, you’ll notice a patch of cacti perfectly grouped to create a cacti forest. You’ll also see the perfectly lined rows of trees to match the linear architecture of the surrounding buildings. You can thank Laurie Olin for this majestic landscape architecture design.

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Prepare Your Landscape for the Fall

Aug 18, 2017
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Fall not only introduces a change in the weather, but it also means a change in your home landscape. As the leaves begin to change their hues, you need to create a landscape preparation plan for your seasonal landscape.

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5 Vegetables You Can Grow in Las Vegas This Summer

Jul 10, 2017
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Do you believe that you can’t grow vegetables in Las Vegas? Don’t believe everything you hear—vegetable growth in Las Vegas is possible. There’s actually a variety of summer vegetables known to thrive in our hot climate.

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