Landscape design & build for Vegas

Yardzen designs everywhere in the U.S. and the Las Vegas area is one of our favorites. While outsiders tend to see only the climate-controlled splendor of glittering resorts and casinos, Las Vegas residents are keenly aware of where they live: smack in the middle of a Mojave Desert Valley.

Fenced pool area in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a desert city in the truest sense: hot, sunny, and dry, ringed by dramatic mountains, swept by flash floods, and sparsely carpeted with rugged desert plants. If heat and sunshine are your thing, Las Vegas is tough to beat.


Landscape design can make the most of what Nevada has to offer. Be it providing crucial shade from baking sun, creating flexible spaces for indoor-outdoor living, or fostering a sense of connection with the native landscape, Yardzen has done it all for our Las Vegas clients.

Design & Build

Whatever your landscape vision may be, Yardzen is ready to make it a reality, working with you to craft a landscape design that achieves the look, feel, and function you are dreaming of, then connecting you with a vetted contractor from Yardzen’s Pro Network to get your design built.



How Yardzen Works

Simple and thorough online process

Take a style quiz, share videos and photos of your existing outdoor space, and learn about the costs in our Yard Builder™ tool. Our design team will help you at every step of the process.


The easiest path to a final design you’ll love

Review your first design in our online Feedback Studio. You’ll be able to share feedback before we start incorporating your changes. A live design review call is also available to help get your project ready for installation.


Built by someone you (and Yardzen) trusts

We’ll translate your 3D design concepts into a detailed CAD plan that’s ready to install. Next, we’ll connect you to a vetted, Las Vegas area landscape contractor who can bring your dream yard to life.


Custom designs for your unique outdoor space

We've built a database of plants, trees, and groundcovers that match to Las Vegas’s planting zones, sun/shade/water requirements, aesthetic, and essential features like native plants. Using satellite and aerial imagery, coupled with your photo, video, and factoring in your details, we can create the outdoor space of your dreams.



Take our YardBuilder quiz to find out.

1. Tell us about your unique outdoor space

2. Answer a few questions about your dream yard

3. Get a personalized design package recommendation


Las Vegas paved pool and patio design


What design styles are popular with Las Vegas homeowners?

Las Vegas designs embrace the desert character of the regional landscape. The color palette centers on warm desert neutrals – from creamy whites and sandy tans to orange- and auburn-inflected browns.

Planting designs foreground succulents and other drought-tolerant species, and rightly so given the arid climate. Decorative rock, from fine- or coarse-grained mulches to showpiece boulders, feature heavily within planting beds.

Within this desert-driven plant and materials palette, styles vary from traditional to modern, the former via sculpted shrubs, ornamental fountains, and natural stone paving, the latter with decorative grasses, sculptural succulents, and crisp concrete hardscaping.

What are popular features in Las Vegas landscapes?

People are outside for all but the hottest summer days in Las Vegas, and landscapes are built to accommodate this outdoor lifestyle. Landscape features for outdoor living are common, from kitchens and dining areas to pergola-shaded lounge spaces.

Staying cool is a top priority. Shade structures from pergolas and shade sails to umbrellas and low shade trees are common, as are water features, a time-tested landscape strategy for cooling incoming breezes.

Should I use plants native to Las Vegas in my landscape?

Las Vegas’s climate calls for plants that can tolerate hot, dry, and abundantly sunny conditions. Because they evolved to thrive in these conditions, plants native to the Mojave Desert region are a great choice, and are most likely to thrive with minimal extra water or maintenance.

Native plants also go a step further, offering unbeatable habitat value. By including native plants in their landscape designs, homeowners can help in the broader effort to restore biodiversity. Desert marigold, globe mallow, Mexican olive, and desert willow are just a few of the many fabulous native species available for Las Vegas landscapes.

Climate-adapted plants from similar dry climates can also play an important role in a water-wise landscape.

Looking to max out your bird and bee visitors? Include keystone species like native sagebrush, lupine, or willow.

What are top considerations for Las Vegas landscapes?

Given the intense desert climate, water conservation and heat-tolerance are the top considerations for Las Vegas landscapes.

With respect to plants, designers should do their part by selecting plants with minimal need for irrigation – doing so will reduce cost and maintenance requirements in addition to conserving water. Lawns should be kept to a minimum, and are best avoided entirely. Talk to your designer about the many excellent alternatives to lawns that can be incorporated into landscape designs!

With respect to people, outdoor spaces should be shaded whenever possible, either by structures or tall planting. In addition to cooling outdoor spaces, trees can help to reduce home air conditioning expenditure by casting shade on the roof and exterior walls. When in doubt, plant a tree!

When should I start my landscaping project?

Now! Any time of year is great to begin work on a landscape project.

When possible, we suggest utilizing the winter to work through the design phase – this sets you up to get on contractors’ books early in the build season, so you can have your design installed and ready to enjoy in time for summer.

If winter has passed, don’t worry, it’s never too late in the year to begin work on a landscape design project.

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Highly suggest Yardzen. The online process made everything super easy and efficient. Thank you to the entire Yardzen team.

Shannon M., Yardzen client

Yardzen creates local landscape designs in and around:


Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Enterprise, Mesquite, Boulder City, Laughlin, Moapa Valley, Bunkerville, Sandy Valley, Indian Springs, Searchlight, Mount Charleston, Blue Diamond, Cal Nev Ari, Goodsprings, Nelson, Coyote Springs, Jean Logandale, Moapa, Nellis Afb, Overton, Sloan, and The Lakes.