We often say that homeowners "transform" their front yards when they switch from a lawn to a garden. But this home provides the definition of that word. Only the trees were retained, as the entire front yard was removed and river rock walls were built into the sloping yard. This is just a stunning example of what can be done with a water-saving front yard. Just as in so many of these converted yards, we can't wait to see what it will look like in a couple of years when the plants mature. We like this garden so much, we'll probably drive by quite often. Click on the before and after shots below to see larger versions of these photos.
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Terracing the yard makes it look larger. The river rock walls add drama to the yard.
The difference between the old lawn and the new garden is remarkable.
We can't wait to see what this yard looks like as it matures.
A nice variety of plants in this beautiful yard.
A very stylish entry into the backyard.
The variety of color combinations is amazing.
Can't imagine there's a more relaxing place to spend an evening than the front porch of this home.
Water feature is another focal point.