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Martin Waugh



Skill Set


Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

11 - 20 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system, Shrubs

Resource Central Programs


Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

Transformed my grass yard into a low water xeric garden with DYI drip irrigation. First picture is me pulling the grass out with the help from my neighbor. Second picture was taken towards the end of year 1. Pictures 3 and 4 are late June, 2022.

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