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Black Rock Desert, Nevada Photograph by Jack Dykinga/Getty Images Minerals, algae, and cyanobacteria give this geyser in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert its brilliant colors. Quadbikes, Dumont Dunes, California Photograph by Kevin Morris/Getty Images Lacking virtually any wildlife that could be harmed with its patrons, the off-highway-vehicle recreation area in Dumont Dunes, California, offers big thrills for dune riders of all types. Ash Samat Sand Dunes Photograph by Stephen Alvarez The towering ridge of a sand dune in the Arabian Desert points to the afternoon sun. The Sahara, Arabian, Iranian, and Thar deserts all connect together to form a 6,000-mile (9,600-kilometer) expanse of drylands in North Africa. Dunes in Omani Interior Photograph by Stephen Alvarez This crescent-shaped ridge of sand dune in Oman was formed by strong trade winds that form a smooth hill facing the wind (left) and concave slipface on the back. Late Afternoon in Desert Photograph by James L. Stanfield Ergs are vast expanses of sand dunes like this area in Oman. Sometimes they are also called sand seas because the dunes look and act like very slowly moving ocean waves. Simpson Desert Photograph by Medford Taylor A rippled white dune glows under a blue sky in central Australia’s Simpson Desert. Rainfall in this desolate land is less than 7.8 inches (200 millimeters) per year.
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Desert Landscape Images

If you are one of the people who think of the term “desert garden” as an oxymoron, it’s time to reconsider and push the images of barren sand dunes out of your mind. Beautiful gardens can exist in the desert, and many desert gardens are incredibly vibrant and full of plant life.
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This guide will help you select paving materials, native plants, irrigation systems, outdoor furniture, and other amenities ideal for a desert garden. Armed with the right desert garden design ideas and tips for choosing plants that thrive in an arid environment, creating a lush desert garden will be easier than you think.
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Even the illusion of water can have a calm, soothing effect in a landscape design. The designer of this dry creek bed used the natural desert washes of Arizona’s mountains as inspiration. Dry creek beds can also be efficient ways to manage stormwater runoff To get the look, create a subtle grade change in your backyard with mounds of soil and low-lying areas to mimic a natural stream.
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Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect Southwestern landscape. You’ll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any desert landscaping project.
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Design tip: Consider using artifical grass. Not only will you save water, but you’ll also save on lawn maintenance, which can be tough in a desert climate where turf grass is anything but natural.

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The towering ridge of a sand dune in the Arabian Desert points to the afternoon sun. The Sahara, Arabian, Iranian, and Thar deserts all connect together to form a 6,000-mile (9,600-kilometer) expanse of drylands in North Africa.
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The keys to successful desert landscaping are knowledge and planning. In order to have a lively, functional garden that also has low water and maintenance requirements, you will need to make educated plant and hardscape choices.

If you’ve got a small square spot to deal with, San Francisco landscape architect Rich Radford suggests turning paving in a lateral direction to your property line to create more hardscape space. For the 25-foot by 30-foot backyard seen here, he shifted the paving 45 degrees to get more surface area. 6. Pay attention to scale. If you’ve got a small backyard, the last thing you want to do is cram in a 10-person dining table.
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Photo of an expansive southwestern backyard landscape in Phoenix with a fountain. — HouzzSpread out/random but not drawing me in, in any way. Seems cluttered, even in it’s sparsity? — djtoze1 EmbedEmailQuestion

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