Phoenix is a UNIQUE market for landscaping. There are a wide array of elements to consider when designing an outdoor living space and UNIQUE Landscapes is the only landscape and pool contractor who is also licensed as a general contractor. This allows UNIQUE to offer its clients complete in-house design and build service for any outdoor feature or structure that they would like to include in their yard.
Phoenix provides the perfect climate for outdoor living year round. Most residents choose to design their outdoor space to be a continuation of their indoor living space. This adds massive square footage to their living area and allows for enjoyment of the beautiful climate nearly every day of the year. Because of the premium placed on outdoor living, homeowners turn to the experience and expertise of the UNIQUE team to assist them in designing and building the most functional and enjoyable outdoor living space possible. Over ten years of awards from local business magazines, design firms and associations speaks to the continued excellence that customers experience when working with UNIQUE Landscapes.
The design philosophy at UNIQUE is very simply. We listen to what our customers want and we work to understand how these features will fit into their lifestyle. We make suggestions about features and functionality that would enhance the project and then we complete a custom design for each client. Having lived and worked in the Phoenix area for well over a decade, our team has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the industry and we put it to use to help our customers create the outdoor living area that is perfect for their UNIQUE needs and lifestyle.
UNIQUE LANDSCAPE SPECIALIZES IN:
Phoenix Landscaping- Your options for a Phoenix landscape are limitless and UNIQUE is the perfect company to help you decide what style of landscape and which features will best fit your lifestyle and needs for outdoor living and entertaining space. A fully customize plan including landscape, pool and shade structure will allow you to maximize your outdoor space and enjoy the gorgeous Phoenix weather throughout the year.
Arcadia Landscaping– UNIQUE has completed numerous landscape and pool projects in the Arcadia area. This is a very popular high end area in central Phoenix and residents love the area because of the beautiful established neighborhoods and the ease of commuting to downtown. The Arcadia area offers some spectacular views of Camelback Mountain, and that feature is often one which homeowners ask our designers to incorporate as the backdrop for their landscape.
Ahwatukee Landscaping– The Ahwatukee Foothills area is one of the largest communities in Phoenix. Located on and around the South Mountain area this community offers UNIQUE views in a very natural environment. Residents enjoy the many hiking trails and parks as well as the preserve area and they like to bring that up close to nature feel into their properties as well. Many of UNIQUE’S most extensive landscape projects have been completed in the Ahwatukee community.
Anthem Landscaping– The Del Webb community of Anthem, located north of Phoenix, is a fast growing and fast paced community. The residents love being in an area where they can enjoy outdoor living at its finest. With our first project completed in 2001, UNIQUE Landscapes is the only company to offer full outdoor contracting to this community. This long term relationship with the residents of the community and the HOA insures that our design team has a clear understanding of the strict community guidelines and the features that these residents desire.
Gilbert Landscaping– Gilbert is a suburb in the east valley which continues to be voted one of the best communities to live in. With many active families in the community, outdoor living space is a must. And UNIQUE continues to be votes one of the Top 10 Landscape Companies in Gilbert. Offering everything from a cutting edge swimming pool design and installation to putting greens and gazebos, UNQUE’S wide range of services and excellent customer service make them a great choice for your next outdoor project.
Chandler Landscaping– Chandler is a great place to live and work, which is why UNIQUE is proud to have Chandler as our home town. Many of UNIQUE’S most popular projects have been built in Chandler and the company is almost always working on at least one project in the city. But one of the challenges for many companies is that Chandler requires a building permit for many outdoor projects including Ramadas, patio covers, pergolas and gas lines. But as a general contractor, UNIQUE is able to easily obtain all of the permits and needed for any project in Chandler.
South Mountain Area– The South Mountain Area is one of the fastest growing areas of Phoenix. It offers some great views of downtown Phoenix but also some challenges for construction. Often times, construction of a pool or spa in this area requires a variance from the City of Phoenix in addition to the standard permits. But the UNIQUE team is very experienced in obtaining these documents and maintains a great working relationship with the City of Phoenix.
Scottsdale Landscaping– As one of the premier communities in Arizona, Scottsdale homeowners demand only the highest quality landscape design and construction. These large project often include many elements which must blend together cohesively to create an outdoor living area to rival many resorts. These projects include massive patios for entertaining, complete outdoor kitchens, a fireplace, Ramadas or pergolas and a cutting edge swimming pool. All of these features will be surrounded by native landscape in such a way that they seem to have just appeared in this serene desertscape without disturbing a single plant or boulder.
Mesa Landscaping– As one of the largest cities in Arizona, Mesa offers a great blend of old and new neighborhoods. This variation keeps the UNIQUE team busy with both new designs and renovations for existing properties in Mesa. But the common thread for all projects is that residents want to enjoy as much outdoor living space as possible. The summer fun in the pool or at the splash pad transitions to fall evenings eating dinner in the Ramada or enjoying s’mores at the fire pit. The key to enjoying all of this in your own backyard is careful planning and quality construction from the UNIQUE team.
Queen Creek Landscaping– Queen Creek is one of the newest areas in Phoenix to experience huge growth. The housing boom turned a small rural community into a thriving suburb with all of the amenities that residents want close to home. And all of these new residents seem to have one thing in common, their love for outdoor living. UNIQUE has quickly become the go to company for a full landscape design including a pool, patio, shade structure and lush landscape. As a licenses general contractor as well as a pool and landscape contractor, UNIQUE can complete your entire project in-house and eliminate the stress caused by multiple contractors working on your project.
Peoria Landscaping– Peoria is a fast growing community on the north edge of Phoenix. This growth keeps UNIQUE Landscape busy designing and building complete outdoor projects for the residents of Peoria. Ramadas, pergolas and gazebos are popular features in many backyards in the area. These shade structures allow for protection from the sun in the summer and a great place to gather to enjoy the cool evenings in the winter. UNIQUE Landscape continues to be ranked one of the top 10 landscape companies in Peoria not only for their high quality work but also because they are the only landscape and pool company in Arizona who is also a general contractor. This additional licensing allows UNIQUE to construct any outdoor structure that you would like to include in your outdoor living space.
Glendale Landscaping– As the home of the Arizona Cardinals, Glendale has quickly become one of the most desirable areas in Phoenix to live and work. Property values continue to increase as do the amenities in the area. As a result, homeowners are happy to invest in their properties with elaborate outdoor living areas, lush landscapes and custom swimming pools. UNIQUE Landscapes remains a top choice for homeowners who desire a completely custom full outdoor design and installation.
Fountain Hills Landscaping– Fountain Hills, located on the northeast edge of Phoenix, is a beautiful community with even more amazing views and a touch of rustic charm. The area boasts spectacular views of the McDowell Mountain range, a chain of extinct volcanos which includes Thompsons Peak at an impressive 3,910 feet tall. Fountain Hills is the community of choice for anyone who loves being immersed in nature. And that is also the reason that UNIQUE Landscapes is a consistent choice among residents who are looking for a truly UNIQUE complete pool and landscape package for their property.
Paradise Valley is a small community north of Phoenix which covers roughly 15.5 miles. But that small area is home to 8 full service resorts and is known to be one of Arizona’s premier luxury tourist destinations. With so many beautiful resorts in the area, residents are very familiar with the features of a top end resort style outdoor oasis. And these residents want to have all of those features in their own outdoor living spaces to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and amazing climate throughout the year. Full outdoor kitchens, enormous swimming pools with fire and water features and even a lazy river are common in this affluent neighborhood. And the contractor of choice for the discerning homeowners is UNIQUE Landscapes. The ability to design, engineer and construct intricate pool and landscape features as well as other outdoor structures makes UNIQUE the perfect choice for any Paradise Valley project.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR DESIGN GOALS
JUST THE BASICS:
All landscape projects in Arizona require a few basic components. The first, and possibly most critical of these components is a good irrigation system. Temperatures in the valley reach 100 degrees as early as the beginning of May and can remain in excess of 100 until September. While the plant palette for the valley is quite large, most plants and trees need to have regular watering to survive in this climate. A professionally designed and installed automatic irrigation system is a small price to pay to protect your investment in your trees and plants and to maintain their health and beauty. Along with proper watering your plant material will need adequate drainage, a regular fertilization regimen and scheduled maintenance. Finally, a basic landscape is rounded out with decomposed granite, paved patio and walkways and possibly some grass areas. These are the items that you will find at any home in the valley.
SOME ADDED UPGRADES:
Not all homeowners are satisfied with just a basic backyard. In fact, many are very interested in taking that outdoor space which is just visually appealing but not very useful and turning it into usable square footage. These are the residents who are looking for outdoor living space and the ability to enjoy the great outdoors. Standard builder grade covered patios are not going to meet the needs of this discerning homeowner. Patio extensions, multiple entertaining areas, swimming pools and play areas are what this homeowner is looking for in a landscape design. These upgrades do increase the cost of the project but the return on investment is far greater as well. Not only is this package going to increase the property value but it will also increase the usable living space and functionality of the entire property.
THE PREMIUM PACKAGE:
The final package is for the homeowner who wants to spend every waking moment possible enjoying nature in their personal oasis. In Phoenix, the mild winters and over 300 days of sunshine each year mean that the sky is the limit for these elite landscape designs. An outdoor barbeque is nice but these showplaces will include a full outdoor kitchen which provides all of the amenities of the kitchen in the house as well as an unbelievable view of the pristine landscape. Adjacent to the kitchen is often a swim up bar which allows guests to enjoy a snack or cold drink from the comfort of the cool water on a hot summer day. Mister systems around the kitchen Ramada or pergola will insure that all guests can remain comfortable even when not enjoying the pool. Fall and winter might not feature events in the pool area but they will focus on the huge outdoor fireplace, wood burning pizza oven or outdoor living space. These ultra-complete outdoor packages are custom designed to the client’s lifestyle and needs for year round outdoor living at its finest.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN KEY TIPS
- Water is life in the desert. Invest in a professionally designed irrigation system. Even if this is the most expensive feature, it will be worth it in the years to come. Not only will your plants thrive with proper watering but an irrigation system is the most efficient manner of watering. You will save water and money as well as your time.
- Create a focal point for your backyard. When someone looks at your home from the street, they are focused on your home and your front door. The purpose of your front yard is to pull attention to an inviting entryway to your home. You need to create that same point of interest in your backyard to draw guests out into the space. This focal point could be a water feature, a fireplace, a botanical specimen such as a tree or large cactus or even a structure such as a pergola or gazebo. But create that point that draws guests out to explore and enjoy your backyard.
- Creating a master plan is critical. This plan will ensure the continued success of the evolution of your outdoor living space. You might only be able to complete the first phase of your plan initially, but invest in the entire plan and layout immediately. Understand that it could require several years to complete but rest assured that once the entire project is completed, it will have the continuity of a single vision. Every homeowner has that ultimate vision for their backyard so don’t be afraid to commit it to paper and begin the process of bringing your dream to reality.
UNIQUE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Everyone has gone to visit a home where the backyard looks like several projects that were completed at different times and by different contractors. There is no flow and each area does not blend with the surrounding landscape or features. It is just very obvious that there was no plan for the long term goals of the yard. Sadly, that is often the result when a homeowner decides that a master landscape plan is too costly or just not necessary for their yard. But a UNIQUE landscape design will eliminate that issue. An added value that UNIQUE Landscapes offers our clients is free design service when the client uses UNIQUE for a minimum installation. We understand that not every client will complete the entire project at the current time but it is our sincere belief that after working with the UNIQUE team on phase one of your master plan, you will be convinced that UNIQUE is the only landscape and pool contractor that you will ever want to work with. Our goal for every project is complete customer satisfaction and we strive to meet and exceed that goal on each project. We offer our clients a very valuable master landscape plan for free and we fully expect to earn their loyalty and business for the future phases of your landscape and pool project.
WHAT SETS UNIQUE APART
IRRIGATION: Energy and water are two very valuable resources in the desert and around the world. With that in mind, UNIQUE offers clients many solutions for water conservation and efficiency. We use high quality Hunter irrigation products which can be found in the most elite residential landscapes, commercial applications and golf courses across the country. The Hunter irrigation controllers are easy to use, expandable and offer our clients an outstanding warranty. We understand that an irrigation system is not a visible feature in your yard but it is critical to keeping your plants and trees healthy and beautiful. So we offer our customers the highest quality irrigation products available at a reasonable cost. We encourage you to invest in this one critical aspect of your project to ensure the success of your plant material, trees and grass.
PLANTS & TREES: Most Phoenix landscape companies sell their clients plants and trees, but that’s it. If you want your trees double stakes or the soil improved with fertilizer or other amendments then you must pay extra. At UNIQUE, we are selling you a COMPLETE landscape package which includes everything that is needed for the plants and trees to thrive. We are not just selling plants and trees today, we are selling a living landscape that is expected to grow and mature over decades. And the best way to do that is to plant properly, follow horticultural best practices and provide our clients with all of the services that are required for long term success of a landscape installation.
GAS & ELECTRIC: UNIQUE is a full service landscape and pool contractor. What that means for our clients is that we have obtained an additional license from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, a general contractors licenses, which allows us to legally and safely install gas, propane and electrical components on our projects. The utilities can be volatile when not installed properly and that is not a risk that we are willing to take with our clients and their families. Never risk your family’s safety by using an unlicensed contractor for such critical work.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: UNIQUE offers free professional landscape designs and master plans for all of our projects. These are Landscape Architect caliber designs and are complementary to our clients. Decades of design and installation experience and expertise stand behind these custom designs and each plan is guaranteed by UNIQUE Landscapes.
MASONRY & HARDSCAPE: UNIQUE is proud to employee all of our own full time masonry and hardscape crews. Our crews are comprised of skilled craftsmen rather than just laborers. To ensure that your project is completed to exact specifications and with great attention to detail, one crew works each masonry and hardscape project from start to finish. This dedication to their craft is why UNIQUE continues to receive awards and accolades for the best masonry and hardscape features in the valley.