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Graham Cowling



Skill Set


Project Size

750 - 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, Drip irrigation system, Raised/tiered beds, Retaining walls, Pathways, Veggie gardens, Berm/swale

Resource Central Programs

Grass to Garden, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

Our Garden In A Box is so much more inviting than a grass lawn.

We started too late so took one full season to complete but gave us the time to design plan and implement with little issues and huge rewards.

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