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DC, is that real grass? In Arizona?
It sure is green.


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You betcha! I confess to spending a fair amount of time taking care of my garden and the lawn...cheap entertainment. Happily the Monsoon has arrived. We have had a quarter inch of rain or more 4 of the last 5 days. We just finished a monster thunderstorm that dropped .75" in 45 minutes with lots of very intense lightning directly overhead.

Funny story... When we were looking for a place here in Payson the Realtor said this one had a "Seasonal stream", turns out it is just a drainage ditch but fortunately it works quite well. It went from bone dry to this in about 15 m minutes:

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We're in Phoenix now for a couple Dr appointments. But we were at the Payson Elks for most of those rains.
Sure did enjoy the rain.

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Sure enjoy your posts, you always describe the job, activity, or adventure so all of us can understand. You do nice work no matter the project. Thank for allowing us to follow along.


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Desert Captain wrote:

You betcha! I confess to spending a fair amount of time taking care of my garden and the lawn...cheap entertainment. Happily the Monsoon has arrived. We have had a quarter inch of rain or more 4 of the last 5 days. We just finished a monster thunderstorm that dropped .75" in 45 minutes with lots of very intense lightning directly overhead.

Funny story... When we were looking for a place here in Payson the Realtor said this one had a "Seasonal stream", turns out it is just a drainage ditch but fortunately it works quite well. It went from bone dry to this in about 15 m minutes:

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Isn't the Colorado river levels so low that Lake Mead and Lake Powel going dry? Wouldn't it be better to put natural plans in your yard that don't use so much water ? Soon a lot of the southern states will have little water and limited electricity and people will have to move somewhere else. I don't know what part of the state you are in though.


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Actually the the city fathers of Payson had the foresight to deal with the issue of water years ago. They built a reservoir that's sole purpose is to ensure Payson will always have a reliable water source unlike many areas of the southwest. Water is diverted from the reservoir into the Verde River every year ensuring its continued flow year round.

Additionally at 5,000' we get lots of rain {as shown in the photo I posted} and even decent snowfall most years. As for my yard it is a small lawn {see my previous post from 6/29 on page 1 of this thread} and 5 minutes a day a few days a week are all I need to run the irrigation system, during the Monsoon and less during the colder 5 months of the year.

Other than my 20' X 20' garden {4 fruit trees, Blackberries, Raspberries and a few tomatoes} every tree {Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, Oak, Manzanita etc} and plant on our .57 acre lot are all native that do well in the drier years.

I paved our driveways and have used stone and gravel extensively to help control runoff and keep the dust down. When we lived in Tucson the entire yard was rock with all of the plants on drip irrigation but then the High Sonoran Desert is a totally different environment.

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Desert Captain wrote:

Actually the the city fathers of Payson had the foresight to deal with the issue of water years ago. They built a reservoir that's sole purpose is to ensure Payson will always have a reliable water source unlike many areas of the southwest. Water is diverted from the reservoir into the Verde River every year ensuring its continued flow year round.

Additionally at 5,000' we get lots of rain {as shown in the photo I posted} and even decent snowfall most years. As for my yard it is a small lawn {see my previous post from 6/29 on page 1 of this thread} and 5 minutes a day a few days a week are all I need to run the irrigation system, during the Monsoon and less during the colder 5 months of the year.

Other than my 20' X 20' garden {4 fruit trees, Blackberries, Raspberries and a few tomatoes} every tree {Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, Oak, Manzanita etc} and plant on our .57 acre lot are all native that do well in the drier years.

I paved our driveways and have used stone and gravel extensively to help control runoff and keep the dust down. When we lived in Tucson the entire yard was rock with all of the plants on drip irrigation but then the High Sonoran Desert is a totally different environment.

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