Most parts of Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona landscaping a=fall into the hardscaping category, like this shade pergola, patio, pool deck, and fire pit.

Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona Landscaping Elements

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The Great Divide: Softscaping vs. Hardscaping

Technically, if it isn’t alive, this part of your landscape design is categorized as a hard landscaping item, commonly referred to as your hardscape. Anything made from stone, metals, wood, concrete, or brick is installed by this specialty division of a Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona landscaping company.

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Outdoor living spaces and outdoor rooms.

The most commonly requested form of hardscapes are courtyard and patio design. Often we also get requests for paver driveways, walks, pool decks and ramadas, pergolas or outdoor living rooms. Any surface or structure that uses these applications is a service performed by Desert Crest. We are fully staffed, licensed and equipped to do top quality concrete work, pavers and natural stone work, wood decking, travertine tile and more as skilled general contractors. Phoenix, Arizona landscaping as well as projects in our other service areas like Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or Glendale, will usually require more complex work and we present you with all services needed on one contract.

Beautiful dry stone walling and mortar or stucco work.

Other hardscape elements that are popular in the Northwest Valley, Scottsdale or Phoenix area landscapes are patio or courtyard enclosures. Our skills as brick and stone masons come in very handy here. We can design and build privacy walls and garden walls from block and stucco, three dimensional paver blocks and dry stone walling. Our masonry work in many applications is found in yards all over the valley.

Not normally classified as part of your backyard landscaping, swimming pools are a major player in the overall design. Most homeowners must rely on two or more companies to design and install both pool and the rest of the commonly included outdoor living features. You can get everything from that outdoor kitchen sink to any style of swimming pool designed and built here.

The finer points of outdoor living depend on hardscaping & utilities.

Today’s Arizona patios aren’t complete outdoor living spaces without many wonderful hardscape features. These include outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, built-in grill islands and fully-equipped outdoor kitchens, along with the shade structure to make relaxing and entertaining in your backyard landscaping more enjoyable. Here you’ll get custom designs and complete installations all of these elements. No other contractor will have to be brought in to run water lines for your spa, finish the wiring or run a gas line for the grill and fireplace. For you, this makes even complex landscaping a smooth project that will be finished quickly and with the highest quality of craftsmanship.

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