3523 Military Avenue

Wanting to replace a shabby lawn, these homeowners started a garden makeover three years ago. They wanted something pretty that didn’t require a lot of work.

Raul Castillo of Eco-nomical Landscape designed and installed the new drought-tolerant garden. The owners are very happy they made this change! They enjoy the variety of different plant sizes, shapes and colors. It is a pleasure to sit outside on the bench and enjoy the garden; they feel like they’re in the country rather than in the city. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are now frequent visitors.

The owner’s do their own maintenance, pruning and weeding from time to time, and have added a few plants since completion of the initial landscaping. They water with a hose two or three times a week in the summer, less often in the winter.