arizona yards

shari13May 14, 2008

Where can I get ideas of what to do with the yard that does not involve plants scattered through a mess of gravel or grass lawn? I have tried asking on the landscape design forum but I fear it is a bit off-topic as most folks don't deal with gravel "yards". I'm thinking maybe ideas with enlarging patio, using pavers or flagstone, or some other forms of decoration. Books? Pics? Suggestions who to call?

Thanks for any suggestions. I need the ideas as I'm horrible at picturing things in my mind and can't very well go around knocking on doors saying, excuse me, can I look at your back yard to see if I like it!?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ww1969

Go find a copy of a book Sunset recently published called 'Gardening in the Southwest'. We got a load of great ideas from it and it is readily available in bookstores and local libraries...

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 12:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shari13

Thanks, not sure if I've read that one or not. I've requested it from my library.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 1:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ww1969

No problem! We found the Desert Botanic Garden in Papago Park to be a good source of ideas, as well...

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 11:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tucson Xeriscape has a weird disease
Late last summer, many of the plants in my xeriscaped...
jukesgrrl
Is this a good or bad caterpillar?
Is this a good or a bad caterpillar? It's on my petunias....
greendreamhome
Potting soil and basket types for Hanging Baskets
I'm planting my first hanging baskets in the White...
letsharmonize
Help! Lime tree decimation
My lime tree is being decimated (leaves and branches...
bullamansss
AZ Garden Search
Anyone know how I can just search the AZ forum?
luna09
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™