When we arrived at this Los Angeles condominium complex, we were to clean up a large concrete planter full of weeds and restock it with drought-resistant, colorful plants and a drip irrigation system.
Here you can see the original planter, full of weeds. The weeds are growing full throttle without irrigation. Funny how weeds will grow in a drought!
We were to replace the planter with drought tolerant plants for Los Angeles, so we first cleaned out the weeds and then added organic soil. Next, we added a drip irrigation system to make it carefree for the condo landscape maintenance. And finally some beautiful drought-resistant succulents and redwood bark mulch.
You have to be careful with choosing your succulents. Some succulents like coastal, humid areas. Others are more drought friendly. Yet, other prefer more sun and others like shade.
Look at the beautiful colors installed for this planter. There is plenty of spacing added in between the plants so that as they grow and populate within the planter it won’t end up too crowded.
This is what residents need — to feel good about where they live and enjoy their common areas.