Yard Question

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    Hey all,
    I bought a brand new house 2 months ago and want some advice
    on landscaping the back yard. Colorado is really dry and the ground
    is hard as hell. Anyway, would like to put in a deck, maybe a guesthouse
    with a hot tub. So with this arid climate what's a good way to fill the rest of
    the space, I know rocks.... that's pretty much every house in Colorado. Want something different, got time to save money and plan. Any ideas???
     
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    Cacti.
     
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    Cacti......
    I don't know if the wife will go for that one.
     
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    Its really dry here as well, but we have grass and trees in our back yard. With a sprinkler system it works rather well. In one corner of the yard we do have several small evergreen trees with bark boardered with railroad ties, that takes up quite a bit of room.

    Are you going to pour a pad for the hot tub? We did it ourselves with pavers, turned out nice.
     
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    Lots of kinds to chose from and it may surpise you. Many parts of Colorado are high desert country. You may also try yucca varieties and check with your local governmental land agencies. They offer free advice !
     
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    Thanks fellas!
     
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    Oh Joker! Just tell the wife..."You take care of the inside Dear"
    I'll do the outside...and then putter..it's an art...that takes yrs to learn.
     
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    That might be a good thing, I don't want any Girly stuff in the yard!
     
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    Any Girly stuff!!! and what exactly do you consider Girly stuff? Please explain!
     
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    Look around - there are native plants which can survive the crap soil...find examples of those, and place them in the yard - also, working a large water feature can take up room, yet provide a GREAT atmosphere, along with soothing sounds, etc.

    Email some pics of your yard; I'll have my wife look and offer suggestions.
     
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