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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, Pathways, Shrubs

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Service, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

The lawn removal service was a huge time and labor saver, I would highly recommend this. The garden in a box was nice, but too early in the season to be planted outside immediately, causing some difficulties. Rabbits have also eaten some of the plant varieties while ignoring others, but this has changed from last summer to this season. I also would probably not choose the rubber mulch if I were to start over, it makes fall leaf cleanup challenging. In the end, I am glad to be done with mowing and to see the reduction in watering costs. I love the much more appealing flowers and plants over a plain turf grass lawn.

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