Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paver Installation and Rustic Finish Natural Flagstone Patio Examples

For your next front or backyard hardscape project, choose Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance, LLC. We have been providing professional hardscape installations for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley homes since 1984. Hardscape elements like pavers and flagstone help tie in the rest of the yard’s great landscaping. With Goodman’s, you can be confident that we have the expertise to get the job done right, the first time. Take a look at two projects below for a few landscaping ideas you can use for your next project. Don’t wait, turn your back or front yard into the oasis you always dreamed of before the summer is over.

Debeus Project

Scope of Project:
Drainage, Grading, Plants, Landscape Lighting, Boulders, Pavers, Shade Canopy, Raised Garden, Drip System

Pictures:

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Tarlowski Project

Scope of Project:
Demo, Rustic Finish Natural Flagstone Patio, Plants, Gravel, Irrigation

Pictures:

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Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s will include an autofill water leveler free of water fountain promotion charge with purchase & installation of any prefabricated or custom designed water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

Phoenix Water Features – Fountain of Youth

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Maybe there is SOME truth to the myth about the Fountain of Youth! Although we don’t recommend drinking from outdoor fountains, we can tell you that spending time listening to, and watching the sparkling water of a fountain is likely to make you zone out enough to recall some youthful moments from days gone by.

Fountains are the one of the most economical and surest ways of destressing, and they can makewater feature stone even the hottest summer days seem a little bit cooler. A running fountain can also function as “white noise”, lowering or eliminating the sound of traffic, airplane and other less desireable sounds. Fountains come in all kinds of prefabricated shapes and sizes, or can be custom designed.

outdoor water fountains phoenixMaintenance is fairly simple, particularly if you stay on top of it. Check the water level daily (especially in summer mths). If it’s low add water. Use a net to clear out any debris daily. Smaller Ftns should be drained & scrubbed weekly, larger fountains every other wk or even mthly. Remove pump & clean it inside every other wk. Use a algae growth inhibitor in the water. Run your Fountain 24/7 or at least daily.

Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s will include an autofill water leveler free of water fountain promotion charge with purchase & installation of any prefabricated or custom designed water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.

Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) – Poisonous Plants

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Native to the West Indies, Central and South America Caesalpinia pulcherrima produces thin, flat 2.5” long bean pods which twist as they dry. The seed Pods and seeds are poisonous. It also has small furry looking thorns which are nevertheless sharp, make sure to wear long sleeves and gloves when pruning.

Why they are in our Landscapes: Red Birds are fast growing plants between 6 and 15ft tall and wide, are drought tolerant, take full sun, are salt tolerant and therefore grow well in our Phoenix soils. From March to October, they are reliable bloomers with colorful attention grabbing flowers.

Plant of the month JulyTheir dormant period in winter is excellent for strategic layering. Despite their showiness, it is not a good idea to use them in areas where small children or pets spend unsupervised time (due to the thorns and poisonous seed pods and seeds), or as the single focal point in your land- scape (due to their dormant stage).
Caesalpinia Pulcherrima

As stated earlier, knowing they go dormant does work to your advantage in planning year round color (landscape layering). Plant them in front or behind plants that bloom in the opposite season. They can also be used as an informal, open and colorful hedge or in groups for maximum impact. Unless you cut them back, keep in mind Red Bird of Paradisethat you’ll be looking at leafless, reddish brown sticks during the coldest winter months.

Avoid planting on the North side of your home or where the shrub will be subject to prolonged periods of shade. Also avoid planting in soil that receives a lot of water, or retains water. These conditions will make this shrub leggy and there will be little to no bloom.

Month of July Promotion

Free Water Leveler!*
Goodman’s Landscape will include an autofill water leveler free of charge with purchase and installation of any custom designed or prefabricated water fountain.

Up to a $100 Value
depending on type of fountain and installation method

*Must be in our Service Area. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.