I recently got hired by a client in Tustin,CA to design their front yard. A nice husband and wife that wanted to kill most of their lawn and have an energy efficient landscape designed and installed. I was thrilled since this is right up my alley. You want me to kill your lawn? With pleasure! However in this case there will be some lawn brought back in but it won't be the water sucking kind.
As you can see in the before picture there is lots and lots of lawn. Not energy efficient by any means. So there is a new plan to kill the lawn, add California native and a few drought tolerant non native plants and permeable hardscape which combined with pots and accessories will create the landscape that suits the homeowners every life style. Not to mention this landscape will be kind to the environment.
Currently all the lawn has been removed and the existing hardscape in being demolished. I will make updated blog post about the progress of this garden. Stay tuned for the big reveal.
If you would like to see more pictures of this project site (demolition to installation) then click here to go to the earth friendly landscape facebook page album.