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Debra Ann Baskett



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

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Service, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

My new garden is so much more interesting than the Kentucky bluegrass lawn I replaced. I enjoy sitting on my glider rocker and checking on each of the 45 plants now abiding in my front lawn. The tip I have to offer is to use "flags" (I recycled the ones used to mark my utilities) and number them to match the plant by number map that came with the Garden In A Box kits. I put the flags in each hole I dug so I would know what to plant. Can't wait till next spring to see what happens!

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