The owners wanted a maintenance-free and low-water garden for the front of their home. They have accomplished this by removing the lawn and replacing it with decomposed granite and sustainable, drought tolerant plants. The cordelyne, phormiums and Agonis flexuosa (2 peppermint trees) are native to Australia. The agave is native to Mexico and the Senecio mandraliscae (bluish ground cover) is native to South Africa. The blue fescue grass is from Europe, and the purple flowering heliotrop comes from South America. All of these plants can sustain themselves in our Mediterranean climate of extreme temperatures, long periods of drought and occasional flash floods.
The garden was designed by The installation was facilitated by Sarah Pugh of Outside Landscape Design by interpreting a photoshop elevation illustration - creating a site plan and planting plan from which the correct plants and number of plants could be obtained. The owner is a building contractor and oversaw the installation of the DG, and irrigation, etc.