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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

21 - 30 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Bird/Bee houses, Veggie gardens, Pathways, Drip irrigation system, Raised/tiered beds, Low water/xeric plants

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

Removing the tired, water-intensive patch of lawn made our small property so much more inviting and usable. We connected our front side and back spaces with a continuous path and planted waterwise, bee inviting, food producing plants. We love it! My advice is to use your imagination. Make a unique space that suits how you want to enjoy your space, and retool the idea of a water-guzzling lawn.

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Design Ideas

Struggling with coming up with yard design concepts? Check out what other Waterwise participants  have done.

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