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Skill Set


Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location

Side yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

21 - 30 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Service, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

I can't wait to see what this garden looks like in a couple of years. It's already a great improvement over this stubborn water-hungry section of lawn I battled to keep alive each year.

The lawn removal folks were super efficient and professional, the plants were healthy and bigger than I expected.

I chose to till the area before planting, that was a big job but made the planting much easier.

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