A Dirty Job….

dirty job

We have been in the process of renovating our front landscape.  I must admit that it is a dirty job.

I have purposely not shown a picture of the area of my front garden that is directly in front of my house.  

I have shown photos of other areas of my front garden before…

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But, I have always avoided showing you the main part, because frankly, I didn’t really like it.

The reason is, is that I wasn’t particularly proud of it because it had a ‘kidney-shaped’ area of grass.  Now, there is nothing wrong with having grass growing in this shape, but it’s not my cup of tea.

Here is a partial picture of it that I had to take for an article.

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 Now, it looks like this…

My Artichoke Agave has had a lot of babies.  I will replant some, but need to find homes for the others

My Artichoke Agave has had a lot of babies.  I will replant some, but need to find homes for the others.

We have ripped out all of our grass in the front garden.

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And it is a dirty job…

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Off to the dump….

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Next we are working on creating contouring (mounds).

Then we will add boulders, plants and finally gravel.

My husband and two nephews have been working so hard on this project.

I will keep you updated to our progress.

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Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
3 replies
  1. Katrina Blanchalle
    Katrina Blanchalle says:

    I've done that twice now, and it is quite an awful job. You're doing it much more effectively than I did, though, and I'm sure my slacker approach is to blame for most of my weed problems now.
    I can hardly wait to see your new landscape – I know it will be an inspiration!

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