3139 Purdue Avenue

The homeowners wanted to replace the front and back lawns with drought tolerant landscaping for several years. From time to time, they would see examples which interested them. This led to purchasing a number of books on the subject. However, reading about landscape design and drought tolerant plants didn’t inspire them with the confidence in ripping out the lawn and getting started. They met a landscape designer at a party, whose landscape work at the friend’s home was fantastic. They told him they had wanted for years to go drought tolerant, but had a limited budget. The designer, Bill Shapiro, came over and made up plans. His work transformed typical boring and water wasting suburban lawn into very special spaces. The royal palms and Mexican sage are among their favorite plants.