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.

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First, we removed all the grass down to the root.  It’s a labor-intensive process, but it does help to avoid the grass popping up again later (you see this problem with landscapes that were done without a thorough removal).  Then, we leveled out the front yard and outlined the planter and walkway borders.

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Here is the full transformation.  An inviting, curved walkway was created with bender board and 1/4″ pea gravel — anytime you can create curved features, it softens the look and presents a more welcoming environment.  Flagstone was embedded for an upscale, custom look.  A bark-mulched circle around the tree gives the desert landscape area some contrasting color.  And colorful barrel cactus and agave plants — completely drought tolerant, were installed.  It’s a simple landscape that is still incredibly beautiful to look at with curb appeal.

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