Oasis in the Desert
We changed a "builder provided" front yard into an oasis in the desert. Drought tolerant plants, gravel, rock and a bit of artificial turf makes it eco-friendly with a low water requirement.
3 of 10: Our project includes sculptured mounds of gravel and rock, a variety of cacti, colorful bougainvilla and a bit of artificial turf.
4 of 10: The new walkway provides access to the front porch directly from the sidewalk ... no more squeezing-by cars parked in the driveway to get to the house!
6 of 10: Mounds of gravel/rock, topped with strategically placed drought tolerant plants are placed throughout the yard. The height of the mounds adds dimension and interest.
7 of 10: A single piece of 12' x 15' artificial turf was split and used in two locations ... it's expensive so we used every inch that we bought and installed it ourselves. Our neighbors have to touch it to be convinced that it's not the real thing!
8 of 10: A metal sculpture of a roadrunner was our inspiration. Rocky has a place of honor in the front corner of the yard, on his very own mound.
9 of 10: The left side of the driveway got a similar treatment to the main yard ... a sculptured gravel/rock mound, a variety or cacti, and a half-buried clay pot with colorful lantana flowing from it's mouth.