Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all
Concrete stairs factor into the landscaping surrounding a modern house in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by: Dean Kaufman Photo by Dean Kaufman. This originally appeared in A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix.
Add usable space to your yard. Here a troublesome slope was turned into a deck. The deck was carved into the hillside and surrounded by a retaining wall. Same principle to build nice size pool with deck area.