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Backyard on a budget

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When I bought my house 8 years ago the backyard was dust and weeds, fitting of the high desert I live in, but not very livable. Last year I started on one half of the yard and this year I am completing the second half. The yard has the full spectrum from full-sun to complete shade.

Comments / Q&A

On January 14,2013 Sam(Sandy) said:

"Wonderful job!"

On May 21,2012 sobeng said:

"SO many great ideas, hope you don't mind if I copy you, we are in the process of redoing our backyard in preparation for a graduation open house next summer. My goal is to not have to mow back there, ever again. Great job, great creativity, thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. "

On June 5,2011 Meadowlark said:

"I like the fact that someone else started with nothing and is slowly but surely bringing it together. I sometimes think doing it in pieces is soooo much more difficult than all at once. Good job!"

On June 3,2011 Coastal Gardener said:

"Wow -- you had a vision and made it happen! Not only did you do a fabulous job, you did it all at minimal cost. What a wonderful transformation -- nice work indeed! "

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