(Las Cruces NM)
While house sitting for a friend, I walked around the neighborhood where almost every yard had interesting decorations. They mostly had a nice balance of vegetation and ornaments.
In the southwest, stone and sand replace grass for the lawn. The scarcity of water makes this a good option. The plants used generally need little moisture and are watered with drip irrigation.
Hardscape like rocks, structures, and fountains add contrast. Plus, the yard ornaments provide color and interest. Some use lighting that provides charming accents at night.
Everyone in this community tries to make their yard attractive. Together it provides a pleasant environment.
Camp: Friend’s Place
Scene: Neighborhood, yard ornaments