Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Yard Shape Up...

Before:

Plants overgrown after Summer Monsoons in need of pruning.

Weeds, Weeds, Weeds

After:

Looking Good

Plants have a lot more space.

A Panoramic View

The weather here in the Sonoran Desert has been just beautiful. Temperatures have been in the high seventies/low eighties and we have really been enjoying taking advantage of our large yard. We also cleaned up the backyard and the kids have been playing outside non-stop.  It is great to have such a moderate fall after our warm summer. 

*Click on photos for a closer view!

It's Tackle it Tuesday, projects tackled here.

14 comments:

Elle said...

Isn't it great to get something all tuned up. Yeah
being a goal oriented girl i love checking big projects off my list
looking good

maggies mind said...

Ooh, such a gorgeous place! The desert really is pretty.

grandma k said...

It looks fantastic!!

Killlashandra said...

I had to check your profile, from your pictures I could have sworn you lived in New Mexico. But I see Arizona now. :) Your yard is beautiful. I've always wanted to xeroscape ours but it hasn't happened yet. I'm hoping to at least do sections of it.

Shan said...

Looks great! Nice job!

CC said...

What awesome architecture and landscape!!!!! So, so different from our soggy, mossy land!

Alicia said...

Wow, my boys would love to play there!!!!

It looks great!!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh - I'm am jealous and I sit freezing in my house - it is 30 degrees right now!

Susie said...

Great tackle!!

The Wine Commonsewer said...

The Mexican Sage is gorgeous. I just had to cut mine all to the ground. The hot dry winds whipped them around until they beat themselves to death.

Nice pictures.

Place looks good and the pictures remind me of why I detest the So Cal marine layer with it's gloomy mornings and hazy afternoon sunshine. Fortunately, we've had a six week run of gorgeous fall weather, clear and warm, now clear and cool.

Joyce said...

Your yard and home are beautiful, Laura.

Back when I was growing up in Phoenix, it was popular to attempt to grow an 'all-American' yard, meaning grass and hedges, etc. which meant extensive watering if the grass was to be green, or brown 'lawn' if water was being conserved.

Your natural landscaping is so much more beautiful.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, that looks AMAZING. Living in the midwest just is so pale in comparison to that!!

Momisodes said...

Wow! It looks wonderful! I just love your landscaping.

Kate said...

Oh that landscape is exquisite. What a fantastic place to live. Arizona is a favorite place of mine. Would love to live there some day.