Thank you for your comment but please correct a few things. I have lived in my home in SCA since 2003 and of course I understand why the grass areas, as much as I loved them had to go in order to save water. However, if your look at any of the daily ads from the local nurseries you would see many types of desert plants and flowers that thrive in this climate and are watered by drip systems. For example, Lantana, many forms of cactus, Texas sage, (that is the beautiful bush that is covered with purple blossom many moths of the year), etc.
What I was mainly complaining about were the vast baron areas of rock, then suddenly a small tree or shrub. The abundance of weeds along the medians on Anthem Parkway that have been there for a very long time although the landscape company workers can be seen weekly it seems and charge the HOAs that pay for their services via Anthem Community Council (ACC) dearly for their care of the common areas.
I have no doubt that these things all effect our property and resale values and, in my opinion, the boards of the HOA’s should put their foot down and insist ACC provide the work we are all paying for.
Think about this, how long do you think it would take, if your front yard started to look like those median areas with weeds, large bare areas and such for you to have fines from the HOA mounting up the cazoooo until you fixed it?