Saturday, July 4, 2009

Yard plans

A few weeks ago, Ecologista was given the the assignment in her class to be a consultant, and a report to consult a client on the topic of her choise. So we decided to become water wise landscaping consultants, and the client was our own yard; we formed a Xeriscaping plan for our yard. The idea with Xeriscaping is to reduce water used by making watering zones. Some zones have the regular high water usage plants, and other zones are of of low water usage plants. This plan is ambitious and will take a few years to complete, but it will be great when it's done.

Here's our current yard:

Here's the future plans:



At July 4, 2009 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Joseph said...

Personally, I wouldn't have gone for the fescue. But since you're trying to save water, it makes sense. I'm curious as to why you chose a paver patio over a poured cement patio. Is there some technique you have to keep weeds and the like from growing between the stones?

At July 8, 2009 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Merlyn said...

I just like the look of pavers. I think if you build the foundation for them deep enough and put down matting before the sand and gravel, then weed shouldn't be a problem.


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