This garden has a ‘zen’ vibe and feels like a secret meditation area nestled in a forested meadow.
This landscape is the result of a homeowner who was ready to make the change and was fortunate enough to be the winner of a free landscape design at the 2014 Elk Grove Greener Gardens EXPO & Garden Tour.
Some people collect coins or baseball cards or comic books, but this homeowner collects PLANTS!
This landscape in its original form was a homogenous blend of grass, a single tree and a few foundation shrubs...more of the same high maintenance, water-thirsty landscape, just like all the others.
Why grow grass when you can grow food? So many of our backyards are shaded by adjacent homes or existing trees and often our sunniest location for a vegetable garden is in the front yard.
Designed by the homeowner and a landscape architect, this garden is 100% California natives.
This renovation went from a traditional tract home front yard of turf and more turf, to a relaxing courtyard surrounded by an attractive landscape.
Cul-de-sac front yards can be a design challenge with their deep and often irregular shape, but this homeowner took the challenge with this lawn-less renovation and succeeded.
After years of fighting surface roots of the large Sycamore and looking for a water saving alternative to turf, this homeowner decided it was time for a change.