Take This Lawn And XERISCAPE! : Talking Plants Blog Well, what a lively discussion we've been having about lawns in Arizona. I've had to beg for kindness, edit out four-letter words, interrupt with a little levity ... yes indeed, this one had legs.
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Take This Lawn And XERISCAPE!

Well, what a lively discussion we've been having about lawns in Arizona. I've had to beg for kindness, edit out four-letter words, interrupt with a little levity ... yes indeed, this one had legs.

So what did John Tynan and Rene Gutel do after the the City of Tempe popped 'em one on the nose?

They xeriscaped, what else ...

Working with a professional gardener who knew what and what not to plant, our favorite sod slackers are now enjoying the minimalism of a xeriscaped front yard. photo credit: John Tynan hide caption

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photo credit: John Tynan

If you'd like to know how John and Rene went from scorched lawn to desert bloom, check out the family's blog.

And yes, folks, I heard you loud and clear: I'll pitch a story about xeriscaping to She Who Must Be Obeyed (aka, my editor) and see if we can't get one on the air.