A small 1950’s adobe home in Tucson, Arizona resides on a large lot along a busy street and lacked vegetation. The homeowners needed screening, security, and more space to play.
Metal withstands the extreme temperatures of the desert and provides the perfect canvas to show off the glorious textures, colors, and sculptural nature of desert plants. Creosote, prickly pear, native mesquite, rescued native cacti, and other critter loving plants were used to revegetate the land. A subterranean french drain conveys water from the edge of the carport to the fruiting olive in the back yard.
The overall plan was exactly what the homeowners needed to keep their little humans and canines safe from the street while affording year round use of the expansive front, rear, and side yard.