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Surprise – Water Harvesting Landscape Design

March 15, 2023

Learn to assess your yard based on integrated design principles and find ways you can shape your landscape to passively harvest rainwater on site.

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Surprise – Designing a Desert Adapted Landscape

Learn and apply the seven Principles of Xeriscape and walk through a five-step process for landscape design. 

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Tempe’s Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner (2-Part Series)

March 13, 2019

As part of the Sustainable Landscape Workshops: Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner (2-Part Series)Learn how to design a sustainable outdoor oasis in this two-part series. Instructor: Erin Hutton, Landscape Designer. Saturday, March 16 and 23rd from 2 pm-4 pm at the Tempe Public Library.

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Landscaping with Nature – Xeriscape

February 8, 2019

What is Xeriscape? Landscapes in urban backyards or around a rural home generally accommodate fruit or ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers that serve a variety of purposes: food, shade, screen, color, or wildlife habitat. With the right plant choices and placement, pleasing and functional landscapes can be achieved that will thrive with minimum irrigation and maintenance. “Xeriscape” promotes water-conserving landscapes …

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THE DRAB TO FAB LANDSCAPE IS DONE, OR IS IT? | PART 10 OF 10

January 26, 2017

This past November, after months of planning and hard work, the Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Xeriscape landscape install was finally completed! By the second weekend in December, our winner, Lisa O., was celebrating with friends and family with a backyard barbecue at her Avondale home! And that, my friends, is what having a beautiful and functional backyard landscape is …

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