I would love to read about your journey! Do you have a blog? Or will you continue to post here?
John Polk wrote:
It's great that you found a landscaper that understands you, AND is happy to do it.
Also wonderful that she will take you to see some comparable sites so you can gain some ideas of what can be done locally.
She is probably fed up with all of the people who want their desertscape look like the jungles of Borneo! You know people have more money than common sense when, in that environment, they spend as much money watering a yard than they do cooling their house.
Miriam Professor wrote: There's a wonderful movie about soil called Dirt: The Movie (web link http://www.dirtthemovie.org/). I strongly recommend it. It is based on a book by the same name.