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Heidi m Springer



Skill Set


Project Size

1,000+ sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

More than 40 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Retaining walls, Pathways

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box, Lawn Removal Service

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

We love the constantly changing landscape of our front yard. We are now visited by hummingbirds and honeybees. Every day there are new flowers opening up and gorgeous colors. Currently, we have already reduced our water use by half. By the end of next year, I would expect to halve that usage again until we are down to a fraction of what we used to water the front lawn. Our neighbors love the change and we couldn't be happier. There are so many free resources available: Chipdrop provided 3 loads of mulch for free and resource central helped to remove our lawn. I highly recommend: don't wait, plan and do this next summer!

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