Curb Appeal

The Challenge

The goal was to distinguish the home from a similar house next door and create curb appeal. In deciding upon a theme, we chose to create a garden that would interest and involve the children as well as provide food and habitat for birds, butterflies and insects. Drought tolerance was also an important consideration.

The Design

We chose to work with the existing slope and grade change to both shelter the view of the front door from the street and create an interesting view scape from the front door. An Omorika spruce tree was strategically placed to distract the sight line from a power pole. A grouping of basalt pillars creates interest at the property line, softened with ever-gold grass Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass). The garden is designed to create color interest throughout the year, and with the use of drought tolerant plants and mulch, is easy to care for and needs very little water.

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