Goodbye lawn, Hello color
GOODBYE LAWN, HELLO COLOR
It’s never easy having a front garden that’s open to the public, which was the case in this Los Altos garden. Located on a busy corner, with a low and inviting wall, meant the homeowners (as well as their garden) were on display 24/7.
Tired of her threadbare, water-thirsty lawn and random mish-mash of plantings, this avid gardener wanted a new garden that not only used less water but allowed her plenty of space for her ever expanding collection of plants. All while having a cohesive design tying everything together.
We decided to remove the front lawn and replace it with a smaller one made of tough-as-nails dymondia. Surrounding the new ‘lawn’ are generous, winding planting areas as well as a raised vegetable bed made of dry stacked stone. By using a combination of succulents and drought tolerant trees and plants this garden is now filled with color, scent and wildlife – perfect for afternoons spent with her grandchildren!