Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rock yard


Some people in our subdivision have become tired of watering, weeding and feeding grass. So, they installed a rock yard. It may not be as pretty and you can't play bocce on it but it certainly involved less maintenance!

22 comments:

RedPat said...

I like it and it is environmentally friendly because it doesn't need watering!

Kay said...

As I write this my husband is mowing our grass, as are our neighbors on either side, and a man is mowing the median across the street from us. (Hey, it's sunny. What can I say?) I don't much care for rock - and this is a LOT of it - but there may be something to be said for alternatives. (A meadow of wildflowers sounds nice.)

Andy said...

I guess it's okay as long as they don't try this on a golf course or soccer field or a baseball diamond or a foot field. Besides it's environmentally bad for earthworms.

hamilton said...

I remember seeing these in Arizona. I thought it was a clever idea.

Pam Beers. said...

That is very cool. I like the various colors of stone.

My heart skipped a beat when I saw those horses in your header. Equines are my passion.

Randy said...

It reminds me of Sun City in Arizona. Nothing but rock yards no matter where you look.

Linda said...

The stones are nicely coloured. Great photo.

Pierre BOYER said...

My grand parents made this at their villa......
Less work but less beauty too...
And very noisy when you walk or drive on it !
:-)

Pierre

cieldequimper said...

I actually like this with the pattern!

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the colors, it's a creative idea!
Léia

Sharon said...

We have many, many yards like this in the Phoenix area. Water can get very expensive.

Thank you so much for all your kind comments about my photography. It makes me feel all warm and happy.

Judy said...

I like it! Of course this is the landscape of choice here in the dry southwest so does not look strange to me. I always wonder about people who put in lawns in a place that has so little rain and must be watered from our diminishing aquifer. But don't get me started on that.

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe a good idea but that is quite a stretch of rock. I see a bit of lawn though.
Lawn is good--it holds the dirt in place until you plant flowers, they planted rocks. And so it goes......MB

llandudnopictures said...

Very low maintenance!

RamblingRound said...

Hope this doesn't become the next big landscape idea. :)

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

I think it's beautiful. I like the pattern; it reminds me of zen gardens.

To answer your question about my photo, I did saturate the colors and upped the contrast to accentuate the pattern in the sand.

Jack said...

Yes, it does cut down on maintenance. That much can be said for it.

Karl Demetz said...

Clever idea for non-gardeners... look good!

Halcyon said...

It's also an environmentally friendly choice - no need to water! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We escaped from yard chores years ago, so you know I'm going to like this one.

EG CameraGirl said...

My neighbour did something like this. Eventually weeds will grow in amongst the stone. Just sayin'.

JM said...

Love this kind of Zen gardenscape!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson