Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here is another home in the Alverado historic neighborhood. This one has some irrigation going on.
Many yards in the Phoenix area keep their lawns green by using irrigation. If a neighborhood is on the irrigation system, neighbors will take turns turning on and shutting off the water according to a pre-defined schedule. The water will come from an underground routing system. Whoever is responsible for turning the water on will go to the well-like station and open the valve and gates so the water will flow.
Each yard receiving irrigation will be formed so there is a little lip around the edges of the yard to hold the water in. The water fills up the yard after an hour or two of water release then is allowed to soak into the soil keeping the grass green and healthy.