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Goodbye Lawn, Hello Succulents

Stanford, CA

A lawn isn’t always a bad thing, especially when heavily used by a family. But this Stanford property boasted not just one, but two, very large lawns – one used, one unused.

In an effort to reduce water consumption, as well as indulge in the homeowners' love of succulents, we removed one of the lawns, replacing it with a low-water succulents and cactus garden. To help tie this new space in with the existing, and more traditional style of garden, we incorporated flowering shrubs and perennials that were colorful, yet drought-tolerant and low-maintenance.

* This garden to be featured in two upcoming books by Sunset and Timber Press, both coming out in 2016