Build it

If you are faced with nothing but desert scrub this is the place to start. Topics are listed in the order that they should be addressed so you can either follow along or pick and choose areas where you might need some help.

When I bought my property in 2009 there was no landscaping – there was not even a door to the “backyard”.  For me this was a no-go and thus I began the process that continues today. I have made many mistakes over the years from poor planning to having to go backwards to fix something that should have been addressed earlier.  My hope is that my experience will help you from making my frustrating and expensive errors.

I cannot over emphasize the necessity of planning.  Every detail that you address from the start will help ensure success in the end.  We all want to jump forward but I have learned that there is nothing more frustrating than having to go backwards to fix an issue that you failed to address at the start.  So let’s go!

Practical advice from a home gardener

I am Deborah Valiquet – artist and obsessive gardener. Here you will find my advice for creating a garden oasis in the high desert. I’ll share my experiences – successes and failures over the last 10+ years.

Even if your garden isn’t in the high desert you will find lots of valuable information here. Let’s dig in!