Planning our drought resistant yards


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.


 Sonoma, Ca


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. 


  1. Drought. That almost sounds inviting as I look at a two-week weather forecast and see rain for ten days. I have lots of drought tolerant plants in the yard so that I do not have to waste water on them. Yesterday I decided to get rid of a large swath of grass which means I have another project to complete in between the rain days. This place is a swamp right now. I do all my own gardening. It is very therapeutic. Good luck with yours.

  2. Droughts are shocking and anyone who can have some kind of garden or yard in one is doing a bloody good job


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