Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Lawnless front yard examples
I get a lot of questions about whether or not it is possible to completely eliminate grass from the front yard without sacrificing curb appeal in the process. I think that it is not only possible, it is a great idea! So from time to time, I'll be posting images of lawnless (but very attractive) front yards. Here are two yards I found in the San Diego State area of San Diego.
The first uses mature citrus trees to provide a screen between the home and the street, with a very decorative entry arbor to break this barrier and lead you into the garden. They used very colorful mass plantings to create interest along the street: Acalypha and Russian sage among other things. This scheme would work very well for a corner lot where the front yard covers a lot of square footage.
The second example is a small Spanish home, so it works as a great showpiece for a small scale garden. It centers on a small tiered fountain and has a dry stream bed that snakes through the planted spaces.
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