Arid Plant Designs

4.5 | 142 Verified Ratings
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Arid Plant Designs

4.5 | 142 Verified Ratings
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3300 W. Cinnamon Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Arid Plant Designs

landscape design and build, renovation, thinning

. We build new and update old landscapes. We have chainsaw forestry skills for thinning old, overgrown trees (yards), then adding new plants with a drip system. ,We can dig a new yard and bury the old if there is backhoe access, We use rock and gravel of different sizes and colors My experience brings economical and aesthetic ideas. We are authentic My crew and I take on a project as a work of art. We want to implement simple, impressive projects I was educated at WVU and NAU forestry schools,and had 6 seasons fighting fire. USFS. I learned about Tucson plants at the U of A landscape architecture dept. and learned about the urban forestry profession, methods, ideas, rational at the Az State Land Department forestry division and have lived from it for many years. More current pictures and reviews, you can find me on Yelp.


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Service Area

  • Tucson
  • Cortaro
  • Marana

Services Offered

  • Sod Install
  • Landscaping for Yard or Garden Install

Areas of Expertise

  • landscape design and installation
  • Sod/sprinkler systems
  • Rock work/gravel
  • Renovation
  • trim and "thin" old growth

Product Brands Used

  • Hunter
  • Rain Bird
  • Toro

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranty Description: 6 months
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 1980
Memberships & Affiliations
  • none
State Licensing
Trade: CR-21 Landscaping & Irrigation Systems
License #: 077760
Expiration: 03-31-2019
Green Certifications
  • Urban forestry is a green industry
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because my college education and experience leading firefighting crews with the forest service led to an ability to express my particular art form.

We started in this industry in 1982.

We describe our business as Well established

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Arid Plant Designs

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27 Projects
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5.0   |  
Review by in Marana, AZ
We really didn't know what we wanted we just knew we needed something in our space. Their expertise of what would thrive in this climate helped us narrow down the plant selection and they listened to what we wanted from the space which resulted in an amazing result. We are extremely pleased and would recommend them for your project.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
Had great ideas and rectified my landscaping problems.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
Dave and his crew were timely and efficient. His design and choice of plants was perfect for a desert location.

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Review by in Tucson, AZ
The owner was able to fit in my small job the same day I requested a quote with your service. He was professional and did excellent work. He also spotted and corrected a problem with my drip system that I was unaware of. I would definitely use his company again.

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Review by in Tucson, AZ
Dave didn't seem to know the names of the plants he brought or what their growth habit was going to be, before he planted them. Example he planted trees that would drown out much smaller plants. Same way with shrubs which would drown out plants that remain small. Some of the plants he brought didn't have a source of water to survive. Felt he over priced me for what I got.
Response by Arid Plant Designs: I beg to differ according to all the other reviews below.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
David was extremely helpful, and his crew worked non stop. They transformed my barren front yard into a beautiful desert mini landscape for a fair price.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
David is an interesting person, could slow dn. and admire his work, nice guys.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
David came in and transformed the space. His design was interesting and the plants chosen seemed to be perfect for the "dry" garden that we wanted. He made good use of pots that we already had and added rocks to make the design flow better. The work was done quickly and pleasantly.
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Review by in Tucson, AZ
When he came to give us a quote we went no further. He considered my husband's vision and with his expertise of plants and trees along with the rocks, drip system, and gravel are backyard oasis looks far better then we could imagine. Also, he is always available to answer our questions and concerns. Job finished on time and his crew were very professional too.

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Review by in Tucson, AZ
David and Jamie are not only very knowledgeable about the services they provide, but they are also a pleasure to get to know. The are truly professionals in their work and I am pleased to recommend them without hesitation. Plus they stand by their work.

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