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Skill Set


Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

21 - 30 hours of labor

Project Cost

less than $500

Other Project Elements

Drip irrigation system

Resource Central Programs

Grass to Garden

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

The Grass to Garden project was such a helpful way to affordably convert our lawn to a native, xeric, pollinator-friendly garden. We only spent money on our drip irrigation system. We did all the labor by hand. Additionally, we used old newspapers as anti-weed lining, and covered that with mulch from the City of Boulder's free mulch pile. The pink cloud bloom multiple times through the summer and it made me so happy to have the two different native geraniums-- I got to see them bloom in our front yard and on mountain trails!

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