Address: 12542 Amethyst St. Garden Grove, CA, 92845
Wanting to become more water-wise and garnering inspiration from a friend and neighbor’s recently redone front and back yards, we decided to redo our own front yard, making it both drought tolerant and pleasant to look at, yet at the same time, inspirational with a comfortable place for sitting and relaxing.
We began by removing a large 50 foot Brisbane Box tree from the parkway adjacent to the street. Once the tree was removed, a majority of the front lawn, parkway, and side lawn was sprayed and removed after it had died. We left intact a half moon shaped area of the front lawn, and decided to place a number of succulents and color plants in the front and parkway areas. Large flat stones make a pleasant walkway to the backyard, and tree trunk steps and rocks complete a flowing feeling through the bird houses and raised berms throughout. The parkway has grass endcaps, and drought tolerant plants in the middle area.
The side area sports a used brick seating area for entertaining and playing guitar, and is shaded by a Peppermint Willow. A Snail Vine completes the divider area between the homes, and a raised, guitar shaped planter is replete with seasonal herbs, vegetables and flowers.
The entire area is fed by a “smart” water controller, with drip systems and water-wise lawn sprinklers completing the irrigation needs.
The entire project was completed in six weeks by C and R Landscaping out of Los Alamitos.