250 - 500 sq ft
11 - 20 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants
Resource Central Programs
Advice from the Owner
We love all the butterflies, birds, and bees that now call our front yard home. We initially planted a little sparingly due to budget constraints but four years latter in has really started to fill in and we get compliments on it all the time. Rarely if ever needs watering, now that it's established and let it overwinter naturally before cutting back in earlier March. We had a tarp over the existing lawn for two weeks before rototilling the lawn under (should have done it a week or two earlier). Our first round of lavender plants didn't survive but since learned that you fill the bottom of the hole with pea gravel before planting lavender in our heavy clay soils and every replacement lavender plant has flourished. Can't recommend gorilla hair mulch enough, even though its more expensive it really holds up to the Colorado climate.Back to Inspiration Hub
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