Our front yard needs some help, and we finally decided to invest some money in updating our landscaping. With the extreme heat here in the summer, many plants die despite the drip irrigation system, so they need to be replaced. We are going to have a meandering dry riverbed added to our side yard where there are many empty spaces. I will update the progress of this major change as it happens. First we had to measure and design what we wanted, then hire a landscape guy to make it happen by bringing in tons of rocks-some big boulders and colorful river rocks. He will add some plants here and there to make it look natural...lol! Here's what it looks like now. Then we have to get approval from the HOA before we can proceed.
The landscaper will do some contouring by digging down and building up the sides of the riverbed to make it look natural. It will meander and have rounded river rocks in the bottom with a few large boulders accented with desert plants. Can't wait to get it started-just in time for spring here which comes early. The river bed will start in the middle upper part of the plan below and continues down going slightly to the left. Click to make images larger. We will add about 10 desert plants.