500 - 750 sq ft
less than 10 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system, Berm/swale, Shrubs, Pathways
Resource Central Programs
Advice from the Owner
I love the look of the rich brown mulch in place of the thirsty, sometimes green grass. It's a great backdrop for the bright and varied perennial plants and decorative grasses already in place, in addition to those added from the Garden in a Box shade selection. This summer (2021) has had numerous record hot days. During that time watering or assessing each new addition for the need to be watered has been important on a very regular basis - often in early June two to three times a day due to our very early heatwave. However, I have been more than happy to trade the care and time related to establishing this lovely, varied selection of plants provided by the Grass to Garden program in place of the time and effort of weekly mowing, watering, and at times fertilizing a lawn that wasn’t giving back the beauty I now enjoy.Back to Inspiration Hub
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