Create a border between the different areas of your lawn. Use small rocks, potted plants and flowers, or black plastic edging to create decorative borders between the Tucson sod and gravel portions of your front lawn.

Create a border between the different areas of your lawn. Use small rocks, potted plants and flowers, or black plastic edging to create decorative borders between the Tucson sod and gravel portions of your front lawn.

I've always had a thing for cacti. A pot or two about the house has been more than satisfactory...

I've always had a thing for cacti. A pot or two about the house has been more than satisfactory...

Time to take a peek at that compost pile you've been ignoring!!  How to Compost your leftover paleo foods! (AND a DIY indoor or outdoor bin for under $ 10!)

Time to take a peek at that compost pile you've been ignoring!! How to Compost your leftover paleo foods! (AND a DIY indoor or outdoor bin for under $ 10!)

With simplistic color schemes that put emphasis on harmoniously curated decor, these 15 modern interiors are the everyday minimalist's dream.

With simplistic color schemes that put emphasis on harmoniously curated decor, these 15 modern interiors are the everyday minimalist's dream.

Xeriscape garden by Susan Blake of Santa Fe, features many beautiful drought tolerant species, including Zauschneria, Stachys, Centranthus, lavender, Yarrow, Iris, Russian Sage, Gaillardia,  and many ornamental grasses. photo by Charles Mann

Xeriscape garden by Susan Blake of Santa Fe, features many beautiful drought tolerant species, including Zauschneria, Stachys, Centranthus, lavender, Yarrow, Iris, Russian Sage, Gaillardia, and many ornamental grasses. photo by Charles Mann

Big on features, not on grass   Bridges, islands, and a shaded fireplace add plenty of whimsical details to this Albuquerque backyard­­—no water necessary. And a smattering of carefully chosen drought-resistant plants offer just enough no-fuss greenery to create a lush feel.

Big on features, not on grass Bridges, islands, and a shaded fireplace add plenty of whimsical details to this Albuquerque backyard­­—no water necessary. And a smattering of carefully chosen drought-resistant plants offer just enough no-fuss greenery to create a lush feel.

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