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Jessie Hancox



Skill Set


Project Size

500 - 750 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, Shrubs

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box, Lawn Removal Service

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

It's a lot of work and worth all the time and labor. I didn't go with a waterline system, as we do not have sprinkler system. Instead, I water by hand 3 times per week. During that time I am taking in and enjoying my yard, the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds that visited this year! So happy with the results. The plants are just at the right spot to plant when you pick them up. I was a bit reluctant about planting in the fall, but so glad that I talked to the staff about my concerns. They are all passionate about their work and helping talk through concerns and questions. Now we have this amazing yard to enjoy!

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