Arizona Desert Landscaping
Desert landscaping implies the use of arid environment, native plants and the colors of the desert. Rock is commonly associated with desert landscaping, however bear dirt is more appropriate and is a benefit to home owners because of it's dimished ability to hold heat vs. rock as a ground cover. Most of the plant associated with the desert are small, waxy, and hearty.
Rock and Bare Dirt Require Less Maintenance
There isn't a surface more easy to clean than rock. Occasional raking or leaf blowing is about the extent of upkeep. Professionally layed rock is atop a layer of plastic or dense cloth preventing weed growth. Dirt on the other hand will permit weed growth but again is far less intensive to upkeep as grass or ground coverings.