The design intent was (aside from removing the lawn) to have a California native plant palette, decomposed granite pathways with accents of flagstone, a round flagstone/DG seating area and an energy efficient irrigation and lighting system. Other design features include two pilasters at the entry with a 4 feet wide decomposed granite path that was designed to mimic a sidewalk that did not previously exist.
A few of the plants we are using in this project are:
- Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'
- Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
- Cercis occidentalis
- Erigeron glaucus 'Bountiful'
- Salvia meulleri
In the end these homeowners are getting a garden that suits their every lifestyle, is within their budget and most importantly was professionally done in a reasonable time frame. They did not have to do any work and were able to go about their normal day while someone else (me and the contractor) took care of it for them.
I you are interested in renovating your landscape but are not sure where to begin then I have an option for you (OC residents only). It's really simple! A complimentary landscape design consultation at your house to go over what your needs are and give you ideas on what is possible in your garden. If you are interested then simply contact me and we can get rolling.