What a Difference a Day Makes

The day after the planting was done.

Don’t get me wrong, this project has been in the works for a long time, but a few days ago, the design was installed. This client did all the work themselves: tear-out, grading, irrigation, soil amendment and planting. He did such a quality job, I told him he could start his own landscape business!

When we first started talking, I just advised them on the walkway. It needed to be as close to 5′ wide as possible (wide enough for two people to walk-up hand in hand) and to leave enough room on the driveway side to plant. Later we moved onto plants and topography. He wanted no turf grass and she wanted flowers.

Ornamental grasses fill a sunken dry stream; a small berm is planted with a lavender crepe myrtle multi-trunk tree; California natives with pale pink flowers, bright yellow day lilies; year-round blooming purple and yellow iris; sweet-smelling Santolina will bloom pale yellow balls and mauve succulents. It will grow in vibrant and beautiful.


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