250 - 500 sq ft
less than 10 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Patio/sitting areas, Berm/swale, Shrubs
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Advice from the Owner
This was a great project that we did on evenings and weekends over the course of the summer. The Grass to Garden program opened Pandora's box for us in the garden and we ended up doing a lot more than we anticipated. We used compost to mix into the dirt from a local farm, an old leaky hose as irrigation and poked holes in it near all of the plants, cardboard to sheet mulch between and around the plants to avoid weeds, and then contacted arborists and had them drop off loads of mulch to cover around/between plants. So far this still takes weekly weeding in the summer for bindweed but is a beautiful garden and quite therapeutic!Back to Inspiration Hub
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