11615 Francis Place

This front yard is sprinkler free and thrives on just ground water and captured water. This garden is a testament to what can be accomplished by one determined individual.  The homeowner started a year and a half ago, and finished it singlehandedly in nine months. The inspiration for this project came from the many xeriscapes in the area.  The goal was to lessen the amount of water needed from the City.   Native wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies hum and flutter .The small amount of lawn that still remains is watered almost entirely by rainwater collected in a rainbarrel.  Backyard composting completes this idyllic picture.