This year we moved into a new house. We have more room than ever. That means more storage for Halloween.
Setting up the haunt this year has been a special, fun challenge. Our front yard no longer is grass. We have xeriscape. This type of yard is perfect for our desert environment, but I had concerns that a cemetery-themed yard display would seem out of place.
With trepidation I began setting out the headstones and, in short order, I found that they rock looked pretty good. To my mind it looked like a desert pioneer graveyard. Phoenix has such a graveyard. It's rocky and dry and completely different from what one would expect when you hear the word. But it's still creepy.
Here you can see the rock against the tombstones. I used the same method as in the old house, but this time I also buried the tombstones in the rock a little bit. This gives them a little more support and it looks cleaner than simply setting the stones on top of the rock.