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Skill Set


Project Size

750 - 1,000 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

31 - 40 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Pathways, Low water/xeric plants

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Service

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

We had the lawn removed but did the rest of the work ourselves. This included choosing the landscaping rock, mulch, and plants. We were completely exhausted and it took about 40 hours during a regular work week. However, it was completely worth it! We planted low-water plants like ice plants, tricolor stonecrop for ground cover, Ruby Flame perennial phlox, blue balloon flowers, coneflower, and baby’s breath. We are thrilled with the results!

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