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Welcome to Arid Plant Designs

We Will Exceed Customer Expectations By Creating Affordable, High Quality, Low Maintenance, Lush Landscapes, Satisfaction Guaranteed.

We are an adaptable, energetic, creative Tucson landscape design company, with the experience and ability to transform your lot into a lush urban forest. Landscaping your yard is not only an aesthetic improvement, but it is also an investment–one that will increase the value of your Tucson home for years as it grows into a colorful, full landscape. We do all kinds of landscapes, but emphasize trees and shrubs, color and green, when possible, because they give you the best return. We build new or renovate, 2nd generation, pretty wood lot type landscapes. We resource the abundant plant choices in the tucson desert. Renovation is very rewarding. Trim established trees, remove, replace plants, fix irrigation, renew gravel, sod. Bring ideas. My crew and I take on a project as a work of art. I was educated at WVU and NAU forestry schools,and had 6 seasons fighting fire. so I have a good crew and love trees. I learned about Tucson plants at the U of A landscape architecture in the 70’s and urban forestry at the State Land Department right up to 1980. Over 30 years now. See my reviews and pictures. I respond to all leads . Call me. I always answer or return texts. Free estimates.



David came in with his assistant and completed the vision we had! They worked on both the front and back yards and were in and out in 3 days! I love it and it's the perfect look for our place! Thank you David!!
─ Kimberly Long
Very Professional

My experience working with David Hitchings of Arid Plant Designs was great. It was refreshing to work with a professional who accomplished exactly what I wanted. As a matter of fact he went above and beyond my expectations with excellent creative suggestions that did not add to the cost of the project. I highly recommend David and Arid Plant Designs to anyone who is looking for a highly knowledgeable, creative and easy to work with professional.
─ Jerry Rosen

I am very pleased witlh my landscaping! I let them design and plant what they thought was appropriate for my yard. I love color and as the plants grow I will have a lot of it. When I called them they came out immediately and the job was completed shortly thereafter. They are good at what they do!! Would highly recommend them.
─ Jan Gallo
Fantastic Landscapes at Great Prices

I have worked with Arid Plant Designs for over 30 years as an excavating sub contractor and have had David landscape 3 of my own homes. David is amazing in his ability to field design landscapes, avoiding the high costs of using a landscape architect. David has a very unique way of utilizing my skills with a backhoe, almost like an artist with a paintbrush. He has blown me away with some of the landscapes we have done together. The work he has done for me at my own homes not only popped when they where installed but still look fantastic years later. He is also able to do these incredible landscapes at very affordable prices. If I purchase another home I would definitely use Arid Plant Designs again.
─ Larry Willingham, AzUSA Construction LLC
Backyard Bliss!

Our daughter called and said, "You better plant grass in the backyard. I'm getting married in 3 months!" We have a massive back yard that borders a wash and was unfinished. We had several bids in the past and the cost was just too much to finish it. Now our backs were against the wall and we needed help fast. We were skeptical! You know how the construction/landscape system works - you call and pay and they show up when and where they like. It can take months and many phone calls. Not Arid Landscape Designs! David came out the next day after I called (he wanted to come that day). 2 days later we had a design and budget. They started the next day and 1 week later our entire backyard was finished. Included was 5000 sq ft of lawn with sod, 10 tons of gravel, all the irrigation and drip, and at minimum 50 trees and plants. It was beautiful, functional and done with precision. We had one problem a couple weeks later with the irrigation and David was out later that day to fix it! He is professional and truly "got" what we wanted for our yard. We could not be happier!
─ Brian Nielsen
Great work

A very professional job done quickly & painlessly. Our input was well received and plant replacement (of a plant that died) was done very quickly.
─ Dan Lowry
Landscape Boost

We live on 4 acres in the AZ desert. Part of our yard is landscaped and needed a boost. Many plants had died over the years and the irrigation was in need of repair. Arid designs put in a stone area for our dogs, replaced and put in many new plants and fixed the irrigation system. They did just what we wanted on budget. We are happy with the results. David is knowledgeable about plants and made some nice choices with sizes and colors.
─ Jan Brooks
Great Make-Over!

We had a well established front yard with mostly desert plants. It was dominated by a Palo Verde that was starting to die back and cassia were taking over. We had always meant to put down gravel and replace an old walkway. Dave and his crew removed the tree and shrubs, added gravel, shaped an entryway, and added plants that complimented the remaining cactus and plants. We love it! All of our friends have loved it and couldn't believe we had had so many cactus and beautiful boulders before the make-over. The older plants are much more visible and the additional plants that bloom at various times of the year have delighted us and many hummingbirds and butterflies, as well. Dave's crew were neat, and completed the job as scheduled for a fair price.
─ Susan Heinrich
Landscaping as it should be - Wonderful to look at and affordable!

Dave, the owner, has a true artisan's eye for landscaping. He thoroughly transformed my yard. I frequently get complements on how nice it looks. The work included a wide variety of plant, drip system, rocks and boulders. Great job. I have and continue to recommend him to others.
─ Bryan Lovitt
Transforming the Look

Thank you, David and a very polite and professional crew. My front and back areas were transformed in ways that demonstrated the lushness of the desert without resorting to cacti. . David was fun to work with as he was willing to listen what my visions and feelings were. Coupling my thoughts with his in-depth knowledge of forestry and appreciation of desert landscape David created a brand new look to both yards. I can't wait until Spring when full bloom will be upon.us.
─ Sheila P
A Truly Remarkable Desert Find

Our front yard needed work badly. After calling numerous landscapers and getting rather large estimates, we came across an advertisement for Arid Landscaping. From fixing a broken irrigation system, to planting over 40 new plants (desert tolerant), one ton of rocks, which included decorative rock around the plants; Arid provided a very reasonable estimate. On top of that, the work commenced almost immediately and finished in just 2 days. Upon completion, we could not have been more satisfied with everything they had done for us. The irrigation, which had not worked in over 6 years, was working by the end of day 1. The new plants that Arid installed are unlike many that are seen in our neighborhood. More than a few neighbors have stopped by to inquire about them. Often finding the right landscaper can be costly and time consuming. For our needs, the level of professionalism, prompt service, expertise, and excellent prices, more than made Arid Landscaping qualified to handle all of our landscaping needs. We could not be happier with everything they had done for us, including warranty service delivered almost immediately. We enthusiastically endorse Arid Landscaping.
─ Linda Rich
We are very pleased. Dave listened to our wants and needs,everything turned out wonderful. His crew was on time, neat and respectful.Would hire them again.
─ Ronald Williams
Great Customer Service

I called David at Arid Plant Designs today because 4 plants out of the 42 that he planted in February had died. David was here with replacements before the sun had set. I can't remember when I have experienced such great customer service. This company is wonderful, and they stand behind everything they do. Do not use any other landscaper.
─ D.C.
An artist

David is an artist and definitely knows what he is doing. All you need to do is tell him what is important to you and then let him take control of your project. You won't be disappointed. David came to our house within 24 hours of our query, did a full walk through, gave us an immediate quote, and was ready to start our project within a week. He was on site and gave his full attention to our job for the duration. He and his crew were always on time, came prepared with materials and put in a full day of work, finished our project exactly on time, and left our yard spotless. He went over and above to make sure our irrigation system was set up properly. We are completely satisfied, and will both recommend him and call him again if we have other landscaping needs.
Beautiful Sanctuary

David and his crew are incredible! In about five hours they turned our back yard into a beautiful sanctuary - a work of art. As much as they were able to do so, they used existing plantings, dirt and other resources. I've spent more time in our small back yard in the past three weeks than in the entire year before then. It is a wonderful, relaxing oasis, and David is truly an artist in his approach to landscaping!
Backyard Transformed

Arid Plant Designs is great at what they do, I am not an artist, landscaper or plant aficionado. Let David run with it and he will, The backyard was transformed and is a wonderful tranquil place to spend time now with some really interesting and amazing plants. The price was good and David and his crew always show up on time.
From Alaska!

David always called me back promptly, and took care of any issues quickly, without me having to call him twice. I thoroughly recommend him for any job in landscaping. He replaced plants that had died as soon as was possible after winter. He did a good design of the property as well. He also did all this via computer while I was living in Alaska.
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