A beautiful example of a Sonoran Gardens new construction installation:
All masonry, iron work including gates, fences and trellises, brick paving, plantings, and pots by Sonoran Gardens!
Beautiful Tucson, Arizona!
Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design, Construction and Custom Care Landscape Maintenance in Tucson, Arizona, was established in 1996 by Chris Niccum. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Purdue University and has spent his entire working career in the landscape industry. He started Sonoran Gardens with an old pickup truck, some basic hand tools, one helper and a dream of becoming the best landscape construction company in Tucson. His years of experience had shown him that producing a high quality product, exceptional customer service, and treating people with integrity and honesty, would lead to success. Since that time he has brought together a staff of dedicated professionals who share that belief.
Sonoran Gardens approaches each project as a unique opportunity to meet our client’s needs and exceed their expectations, always with an on-going development of systems and procedures to ensure that these goals are achieved for every one of our clients. From detailed personalized planning and award winning design, to expert project management and installation, Sonoran Gardens will do whatever it takes to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Contact us at 520-579-9411 for your complimentary landscape design and installation consultation or to learn more about our Custom Care Landscape Maintenance program.
Chris Niccum and the Sonoran Gardens Team
It’s a great time for a landscape spruce up! Summer’s heat is beginning to subside, and plants are awakening from their summer dormancy. They want to grow and bloom! Replace those plants that may have been burned over the last couple months. These cooler evenings mean great weather for outdoor living. So, liven your landscape now and enjoy it all winter long!
Perfect weather for morning coffee in your custom outdoor living space!
Call Sonoran Gardens today to schedule a fall spruce up at (520) 579-9411.
Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Construction is a complete landscape design, landscape construction, custom care landscape maintenance, potted plants and potted gardens, irrigation and lighting repair firm serving Tucson, Oro Valley, Catalina Foothills, SaddleBrooke, Tanque Verde, Marana, Vail, Sahuarita, Green Valley, and Southern Arizona.
Since 1998, our talented landscape designers have created hundreds of custom landscapes as individual as our clients. We work closely with our customers to design an outdoor living space that exceeds their expectations and meets their budget requirements. Simply check our Google reviews and testimonials.
The Many Climates of Arizona by Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Construction
Arizona has a reputation. Ask anyone that has never been here to describe what they think of when they think of Arizona and you will inevitably hear: hot, dry, barren.
The reality is that Arizona has an extremely diverse climate that allows for a vast array of landscape life. In Arizona we are surrounded by an environment that makes gardening both extremely challenging and extremely rewarding. According to the University of Arizona, Arizona consists of five climate zones; , Cool Plateau Highlands, High Altitude Desert, Mid-Altitude Desert (this is where Tucson lies), and Low Altitude Desert. Each zone has distinctly difference climatic qualities. Before you start your garden become familiar with your climate, it is the first step towards a successful landscape in Arizona.
Climate Zone 1: Cold Mountainous
Zone 2: Cool Plateau Highlands
Zone 3:High Altitude Desert,
Zone 4: Mid-Altitude Desert
Zone 5: Low Altitude Desert
Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Construction is a complete landscape design, landscape construction, custom care landscape maintenance, potted plants and potted gardens, irrigation and lighting repair firm serving Tucson, Oro Valley, Catalina Foothills, SaddleBrooke, Tanque Verde, Marana, Vail, Sahuarita, Green Valley, and Southern Arizona. To learn more about how we can help you create a wonderful outdoor living space at your home please call us at 520-579-9411 or visit www.sonorangardensinc.com/contact.
Sonoran Gardens is excited to welcome The Contained Gardener into our family! http://sonorangardensinc.com/about-contained-gardener-tucson Stayed tuned for our newsletter next week for all the details!
For years, Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Construction has been receiving questions about LED landscape lighting. Our response has always been that the technology wasn’t quite there yet. Outdoor lighting should provide soft and subtle highlights not a florescent impersonation of a UFO landing in your front yard. I always say that landscape lighting is the feature that brings a yard from great to WOW! But LED lights just didn’t cut it. I am so excited to say that is no longer the case!
FX Luminaire lighting makes your night light up right!
FX Luminaire has created a line of LED lights that are not only attractive on the exterior, but also project the type of lighting suitable for a landscape, all while maintaining the benefits of LED. Their light fixtures come with unique color filters that can be used to get the perfect illumination. So why use LED?
1.) Energy Efficiency: LED lights require + 80% less voltage than halogen based lights, which equates to lower energy costs and longer fixture life.
2.) Heat Reduction: Lower voltage means less heat. Less heat is safer and also attributes to longer life.
3.) Life Span: Did I mention LED lights last longer? LED lights can last 50,000 hours or more!
FX Luminaire LED lights installed by Sonoran Garden come with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty – that means no light bulb replacements for 10 years!
Remember installing outdoor lighting is an art. Allow our Sonoran Gardens designers to tastefully incorporate landscape lighting into your yard. Call us today at 520-579-9411.
Outdoor lighting from Sonoran Gardens
Sonoran Gardens Design & Landscape are Tucson’s complete design and landscape construction specialists. Whatever your desire, we can turn your outdoor living areas into your outdoor paradise!
In honor of the Fourth of July and summertime, I have decided to blog about one of America’s favorite pastimes – BBQ! There are few things that bring to mind “American summertime” like grilling. You can kick these celebrations (or regular dinners) up a notch with an outdoor kitchen. In Southern Arizona, outdoor kitchens are a trend that is here to stay. Outdoor kitchens can be as simple or complex as you desire. Typically they include a grill station, beverage center (cooler or refrigerator), and counter tops/food prep areas. More complex outdoor kitchens can mirror interior kitchens with sinks, stove tops, cantilevered bars, granite and more.
Outdoor kitchens should bring an ease to your outdoor entertaining. When designing an outdoor kitchen keep them close to other gathering areas in your yard such as a fireplace or your pool and spa. And, of course, make certain there is a designated dining area nearby. With the addition of an outdoor kitchen, tyur home can be the perfect place for a summertime bbq!
Here are two outdoor kitchens Sonoran Gardens has built in Tucson, Arizona.
Tucson outdoor kitchen
Magnificent views and dinner, too!
This beautiful custom fountain was recently installed at a project in Tucson, Arizona. The fountain is hand carved and each tile was individually handpainted. I love seeing special features like this evolve from our designer’s visions! To learn more about a custom fountain for your home or office please call Sonoran Gardens Landscape & Design at 520-579-9411.
- Sketch of fountain design concept
Fountains can be unique focal points for your landscape
Sonoran Gardens in Tucson, Arizona, was featured in the Arizona Daily Star’s Father’s Day article about father/son business partners. Here’s a snipet of the article, with the full link below.
Sonoran Gardens residential landscape design
• FATHER-SON: Chris and Matt Niccum
Chris Niccum: Owner & Dad
• YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1996
• QUOTE: “We really not only respect each other and are very open to allowing different views, we also respect the chain of command,” said Sonoran Gardens President Chris, whose wife, Jean, is the office manager. Their son, Matt, is the construction manager and their daughter, Kira, is operations manager. “It’s worked well for us.”
You can read the full article here: http://azstarnet.com/business/local/fathers-sons-bond-as-business-partners/article_721d4cae-43fa-5fbb-ae98-a41c8245e5ff.html
Matt Niccum: Construction Manager & Son
Sonoran Gardens Landscape Design & Constructionis proud to feature this month’s designer: Rachel Gioannini
Rachel is an APLD Certified Landscape Designer. She specializes in residential landscape design, incorporating wise plant choices for the fragile desert southwest as well as passive water harvesting and easy-to-implement, earth friendly ideas. Rachel holds both a BFA and an MFA in technical theater, as well as a certificate in landscape design. Her experience in theater taught her about scale, color and rhythm and helped her learn to visualize the impact of landscaping.
Rachel has been working with Sonoran Gardens almost from the first day she became a landscape designer. She worked for a year as the Construction Coordinator, which added immensely to her understanding of the entire construction and installation process. Her designs, installed by Sonoran Gardens, have won ALCA Excellence in Landscaping Awards for the past 3 years running.
Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors when not designing. Her interests include road and mountain biking, backpacking, and hiking. She is actively involved as the treasurer with her loacal APLD district, as well as NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and her cycling team, Summit Velo. She and her husband, Pat, share their home with three dogs, two cats, a Russian tortoise and a desert box turtle.
- Beautiful southwest landscaping!
- Have a seat and enjoy your new fire feature!