fbpx Skip to content

Back to Inspiration Hub





Skill Set


Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed


Time Commitment

31 - 40 hours of labor

Project Cost

Less than $500

Other Project Elements

Pathways, Rain Garden, Berm/swale, Low water/xeric plants

Resource Central Programs

Lawn Removal Consultation, Garden In A Box

Professional Help


Advice from the Owner

Just take it one step at a time. It was some work but it was well worth it. My main piece of advice is to have someone else remove the grass. I wish I had hired someone for that piece of the project. I love seeing all the bees, butterflies and birds that the plants attract. And, of course, the diversity of plants and flowers is much more beautiful and interesting that the lawn was!

Watch the interview with Susi

Back to Inspiration Hub

Design Ideas

Struggling with coming up with yard design concepts? Check out what other Waterwise participants  have done.

Join your neighbors and have your very own Waterwise Yard!

Have Questions?

Scan our FAQs page or reach out to us directly and we’ll be sure to help you out ASAP.