Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I'm embarrassed to admit how long our front yard has been without landscaping. We have had versions of weeds, black plastic tarps and plain old dirt for a very long time. It all started when we ripped out the grass in the back yard and thought, hey, we've got a dumpster, let's do the front yard!

Bad move. While we had a vision for the backyard, we drew a blank on the front yard. All we knew is that we didn't want grass anymore. This, coupled with a construction project, left us with somewhat of a disaster zone. We did hire some landscape designers that drew up some very fancy plans that were way out of our budget, so needless to say the dirt design stayed put.

Enter Eugenio. He was a subcontractor on our construction project, and he said he could help us with the landscaping. We pared down the original plans, which included scrapping the design for the backyard, since that really has turned into a farm. (Photos at a later date.) He's been doing a lot of prep work the past couple of months, and finally, voila - the plants showed up!

I'm so excited! Even plants sitting in pots are such an improvement over the dirt! Below are some photos. We have an olive tree, strawberry guava bushes, mexican sage, lavender, rosemary and a couple other drought-tolerant items that I'm blanking on the names right now. Yippee!

1 comment:

  1. Drought tolerant plantings are a fantastic idea.
    Congratulations and good luck!