Arizona weather treats landscaping materials with exceptional brutality. Until you live in the Arizona desert, you can’t fully comprehend just how much damage the sun and heat do. Plastic lawn furniture and decorations turn to dust in your hands, even in spring and fall. Even native plants require amounts of water that boggle the imagination. For this reason, you see flagstone, wire cage walls filled with Arizona stone, and stone benches everywhere. Stone landscaping material suppliers like AZ Trucking and Materials help you create beauty without reliance on unsustainable resources. Here’s why you should use our flagstone in your next yard upgrade.
What Type of Rock Makes a Great Flagstone?
According to LawnStarter, flagstone is formed when sedimentary rock such as sandstone, shale, and limestone breaks into layers. Flagstones typically have at least one good, flat side, making them excellent for paving stones on walkways. At AZ Trucking and Materials in Tucson, Arizona, we provide three grades of the finest Arizona sandstone flagstones, two lengths of flagstone bench toppers, and much more.
Fire Protection With Flagstone
In the parts of Arizona subject to wildfires, using flagstone, boulders, and rock fill decreases your home’s risk of fire. Arizona heat can cause spontaneous combustion since temperatures easily reach triple digits as early as April. Rock and stone can’t burn, so using them in your landscaping creates a natural firebreak.
Erosion Control With Flagstone
Wind carries loose soil for hundreds of miles during Arizona dust storms. Covering a bare yard with landscaping fabric, gravel, and flagstones helps hold that soil in place, vastly improving air quality. While this might not seem as important in town, the outskirts of many Arizona communities remain mostly barren, with little more than scrub and cactus holding the soil in place. Flagstone can be a highly useful tool in areas like these.
With Arizona’s dry heat, high winds, and wildfire risk, it’s important to choose the right material for your landscaping needs. Using flagstone in your yard is a highly practical choice due to its resistance to fire and erosion. Rather than battle reality trying to keep plants alive when water evaporates before it hits the ground, xeriscape your yard with flagstone from Arizona Trucking and Materials. Your yard will look beautiful even in the high heat of Arizona summer.