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Daniel & Heather



Skill Set


Project Size

500 - 750 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

Boulders, Bird/Bee houses

Resource Central Programs

Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

It’s a great conversation piece with neighbors. We have kids come into the yard to look for butterflies and bees. Our garden is 3 years old and we continue to add new xeric plants and learn about gardening. We loved not having to install a sprinkler system or try to keep grass alive in a full sun spot. The garden requires some upkeep throughout the year but we enjoy cracking open a cold beverage and spending time in the garden deadheading or watering in the evenings after a long workday.

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