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Looking to redo the front where the fake grass is. My front if the house looks boring and the rock to the side and behind the grass just looks bad. Live in Arizona and like desert landscaping. Plants I like, queen Victoria agave, totem pole cactus, firesticks, aloe Hercules. I am very new to this and lack the creativity to lay it out so it looks nice. Taking any suggestions, thanks!IMG_20190317_082837.jpg
 

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Never know anything about desert planting and I googled - so I might be talking rubbish ..

aubretia for the front,
Tithonia for the middle or back,
Stipia Gigantea for the middle or back.
Hare tail grass for the middle
Irises for the middle
Cannas for the back
Cistus for the middle
Dahlias for the middle
Alstroemerias for the middle
Peonies at the middle
Candytuft for the middle /front
California poppies

If in doubt, walk around the neighbourhood and observe what plants are smiling or ailing ..
 
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Ooops! Forgot my manners ..

Welcome to the forum!
 
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Welcome! @alp made a good suggestion, looking around for your favorites in town. Note the orientation to the compass and whether the plants sit in shade a little or not.
 
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Would you keep the grass and just cut holes in it for the plants? Create raised planters to add depth?
 

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If you want to have weed control and suppress water/moisture loss, you could use a membrane and cut a hole to put the grass in. Another thing you can plant is Australia Bottlebrush tree, olive tree and cordyline. Use them as standard and you will have height and structure. Each to his/her own.
 
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Welcome Byztex. :)

Would you keep the grass and just cut holes in it for the plants?
If the fake grass isn't porous I don't think cutting holes in it will be enough. Rain won't make it's way through to the plants and watering by hand will be difficult. I would suggest removing the grass completely.
 
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Hello i'm new here looking forward to learning some new ideals for my flower beds or what is left of them, their are a couple of dogs that have been playing in them and have chewed up some of my yard lights so now I'm looking to changing it. get some fresh ideals. I like a lot of color in my garden that includes those solar light strings.
 
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Roses are prickly. BTW welcome! If you start a new thread and post some pictures and tell us where your grow zone is located we can be put to the task in a more helpful way.
 
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I leave in south center Kansas I think our zone is med
 
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