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Curb Enhancing Xeriscape in Southern California

This Van Nuys, California resident wanted a renovation of her front yard grass area -- from a water intensive eyesore, to a beautiful oasis that uses grass efficiently and beautifully.  We recommended a xeriscape Southern California style. True xeriscaping uses creative landscaping to conserve water.  For example, instead of putting grass across a whole area, functionality [...]


Gorgeous Flagstone Patio in Van Nuys

You would not believe this beautiful flagstone patio was once only dirt, weeds, and a tree stump.  Now, the Van Nuys, California residents can enjoy a water-conserving oasis. The grass and weeds were removed, with the tree stump ground down.  Lots of cleanup to level out the property before laying down the flagstone and other plants. [...]


Refurbished Malibu Backyard

The residents of this Malibu backyard wanted a refurbishment.  The result is a stunning oasis for friends and family that also conserves water with its xeriscape features. First, the concrete slab was demolished. Then, the whole yard was cleaned out, leveled, and marked for the redesign. In place of the concrete outdoor slab, Belgard pavers were placed in [...]


Renovated Parkway in Chatsworth

This Southern California home wanted a renovated parkway that would also conserve water.  The planters were redesigned, and the result is a unique parkway landscape that the owners can enjoy for years to come. The original parkway was likely beautiful in its original form, but the years and drought had taken their toll.  The plants [...]


Drought Tolerant Parkway Transformation

Many residences in Southern California struggle with drought conditions and water restrictions.  This Burbank, California resident wanted to remove the traditional parkway grass and re-landscape with a drought tolerant parkway. The grass was removed down to past the roots to prevent regrowth.  Drip irrigation was installed and connected to a timer for carefree maintenance.  Dwarf [...]


Relaxing Burbank Outdoor Living Space

This Burbank, California resident is smart.  Even though her back outdoor living space was small, she upgraded the available area to improve property value, everyday use, and personal relaxation. There were essentially two areas in her back outdoor living space: 1) an area used for the dog and 2) a sitting area for the resident and [...]


Multi-Use Dog Run for Eagle Rock Resident

Many Eagle Rock, California homes have unusually large lots for the Los Angeles area.  This resident took advantage of the extended space.  He had a dog run installed and asked for a multi-use design that is both lushly green and completely practical. Knowing the end result, it's hard to believe we started out with just a large swath of [...]


Simple Desert Landscape for Glendale Home

One of the more common landscapes we install is the simple desert landscape.  This Glendale, California home is a great example of how a small, grassy front yard can be transformed into a colorful, virtually maintenance free desert landscape. First, we removed all the grass down to the root.  It's a labor-intensive process, but it does [...]


Easy Front Yard Maintenance in Burbank

This Burbank, California resident wanted easy front yard maintenance with a geometric look.  The grass was removed and visually striking planter shapes were constructed with drought tolerant perennials. Many California homes are typical to this home -- large swaths of grass in the front yard and parkway, with patches of bushes near the home.  A [...]


Lush Van Nuys Curb Appeal

This resident wanted to "up" the Van Nuys curb appeal for his California home while still having drought friendly and water tolerant plants.  The result is a lush-looking front yard landscape with lots of color and texture. The client allowed the grass area in the front yard to brown out for easier removal.  We removed [...]

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