Daughter's Tucson yard
Hi all. So glad I had your help before I went to landscape my daughter's yard last week. I kicked butt for five days, but was only able to get the front yard done and trees in the back. Guess I'll have to go back next year!
We put in 10 1/2 tons of stone. The plants consisted of cacti and succulents because that's what they wanted, Hesperaloe and Ocotillo included. The back yard will get shrubs and perennials. My timing was good because everything we bought had made it through the frost/freeze.
When I get back to gardening here in Michigan, I will never, ever complain about my soil again. I've never had to use a pick ax to dig a hole! Turns out the previous owners used the front yard as a parking lot.
Here's a link to a not too good video of what I did.