Be water-wise and still have a beautiful garden.

Cedros Garden

Cedros Ave. front garden

A massive pine tree was removed prior to my involvement, existing plantings dated and damaged, the driveway was badly cracked, and the property lacked curb appeal.

A massive pine tree was removed prior to my involvement, existing plantings dated and damaged, the driveway was badly cracked, and the property lacked curb appeal.

We reused the concrete from the driveway to construct two retaining walls and a stairway.New drought tolerant plantings will anchor the house to the landscape and provide year round low maintenance interest. (two months after installation)

We reused the concrete from the driveway to construct two retaining walls and a stairway.New drought tolerant plantings will anchor the house to the landscape and provide year round low maintenance interest. (two months after installation)

Our design added a generous stairway through the garden which welcomes visitors to the front door without forcing them to trudge up the driveway.

Our design added a generous stairway through the garden which welcomes visitors to the front door without forcing them to trudge up the driveway.

By February (7 months after installation) the grasses have filled in and the garden looks a bit fuller than it did upon installation

By February (7 months after installation) the grasses have filled in and the garden looks a bit fuller than it did upon installation

You can see just how badly the driveway was cracked in this picture.

You can see just how badly the driveway was cracked in this picture.

We installed interlocking pavers which are attractive, don't crack and allow water to infiltrate, reducing storm runoff and water pollution.

We installed interlocking pavers which are attractive, don't crack and allow water to infiltrate, reducing storm runoff and water pollution.

I stained the concrete to give it a more natural appearance. Re-using the concrete reduced cost and kept the material out of the local landfill

I stained the concrete to give it a more natural appearance. Re-using the concrete reduced cost and kept the material out of the local landfill

The plantings were designed to be both low maintenance and drought tolerant, Strong foliage texture, form and color will keep the garden interesting year round.

The plantings were designed to be both low maintenance and drought tolerant, Strong foliage texture, form and color will keep the garden interesting year round.

Five months after installation plants are starting to fill in

Five months after installation plants are starting to fill in

April 2011

April 2011

Calandrinia and Kangaroo Paws flowering nicely in late September

Calandrinia and Kangaroo Paws flowering nicely in late September

 

The owner selected some nice glazed urns that we planted up with an eclectic mix of plants to soften up the backyard patio

The owner selected some nice glazed urns that we planted up with an eclectic mix of plants to soften up the backyard patio

A colorful container plays well with the succulent plantings

A colorful container plays well with the succulent plantings

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