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Desert pavement is unique to DC Ranch and consists of three elements designed to resemble the natural desert floor. Desert pavement consists of clusters of varied size cobble and a thin scattering of decomposed granite mixed with natural windblown plant debris. Desert cobble is generally two to eight inches in size and can be generated through the construction process or trenching irrigation lines. Decomposed granite of mixed sizes should be applied lightly and not piled high to hide the underlying ground. The third element, desert mulch, simulates naturally occurring plant debris that collects at the base of existing plants. When properly applied, desert pavement looks natural and blends with the native environment hiding the boundaries where the Sonoran desert floor ends and private property begins. For specific guidelines, call the Ranch Offices on Market Street at 480.513.1500.

Landscape Guidelines: Desert Pavement

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