12307 Dewey Avenue

Walk through the garden doorway into a world of calm and beauty.

This do-it-yourself garden is about five years old. The owners replaced lawn in their front and back yards with a combination of drought-tolerant plants and trees native to Australia and California. As a result of these changes, the owners now enjoy a plethora of humming birds and bees—they love rosemary flowers.

The solid concrete driveway is also gone, replaced with pavers interspersed with pebbles to reduce rainwater runoff to storm drains.

Gone also are the sprinklers. A targeted drip watering system has lowered their monthly water consumption by more than half!