This is what I want to see when I look out my living room window. That's the goal.
Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, we will be installing our fence in the front yard - and start our landscaping. I am at the stage, where I am fed up with our yards - victims of our 3-year drought. Everyone is doing some kind of landscaping - from expensive and professional to DIYers and cheap. We are in the latter. We will do it ourselves because let's face it - I have other things I would prefer to spend my money on. Like maybe a vacation, this year?
I do not want a front lawn - My husband wants a small patch of it. WHY? So when we are sitting out there, it is pretty, green and comfortable for our dog to lay on. I want rocks and pretty drought-resistant bushes, and stepping stones. If I need more color, I can plant flowers in pots and display them. I also want a yard that is a habitat for the birds.
Nice water-wise gardening in LA
We have a problem hill in our back yard. This would work. and that's a blog post for the future.