Lawn Goodbye #3: Colorful Drought Year Round Interest

The Lawn Goodbye #3 — Colorful Drought Tolerant Additions Replace Few Feet Of Perimeter Grass Border

Before Bird Bath & Roses

Before Bird Bath & Roses

Perimeter View

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Not missing the grass now!

Not missing the grass now!

“Kim, Thank you so very much for creating my new backyard happy place.
We are already enjoying this new oasis!
I just love looking out and seeing the colors. 

Our 2 cats love it too…so much to sniff and hide in now.
Birds are happy too!….Kia, Emerald Hills CA”

Birds Are Happy Too

Birds Are Happy Too

This property needed some additional color and there was plenty of opportunity with existing grass removal.
Kia gave the green light, and the shovel was working to create the new planting areas instantly!
Almost immediately the dirt canvas was achieved and my redesigning the perimeter grass border could begin!!
This basic removing about 4 to 5 feet of grass around the border, gave us the needed space for adding new plantings with year round interest.

This created room for drought tolerant plantings in striking bolder colorful combination with rich shades of yellow, orange, purple and fuschia to compliment the existing beautiful and dominant established hot pink roses;
thriving in mass plantings from original landscape 5 years ago in 3 sections of the perimeter.

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Replanting white roses to create a nice section along side of the yard in doubling the roses was a great use and not wasted.

Then putting in the structure for privacy in trees and seasonal shrubs for year round interesting plants rotating around the calendar with our year round climate.

 

Border row was intentionally planting catmint for the 2 resident outdoor access cats.

Covering the existing Air conditioning unit with a lattice served two functions.
A built wall and a new flat surface for bouginvilla to train as it establishes in the coming years.

Pots add the frosting on the bare hardscape

Striped Pot on Stand

Striped Pot on Stand

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