These homeowners were starting with a blank slate!


The Solution

This flat back yard was contoured to hold as much rainwater on site as possible in order to create a colorful back yard for these desert dwellers.

Gutter downspouts now outlet into basin planting areas. 

Laundry greywater irrigates an entry pathway garden.

A cistern collects roof runoff that is used to water veggie garden beds.

Design Elements

  • rainwater basins with popups
  • greywater garden
  • cistern
  • gravel paths

Featured Plants

Baileya multiradiata
Baileya multiradiata
Verbena goodingii
Verbena goodingii