Lonnie and Karen built a new house in S. Auburn and wanted a front garden with drought tolerant plants and no lawn.
Here are views of the front of the house before the landscaping was installed:
The weeds were sprayed and then, a week later, all the flat areas were rototilled to loosen up the compacted soil:
Existing rocks were moved around and 35 yds. of soil was hauled in and spread:
The neighbor across the street gave Lonnie and Karen 2 Bottlebrushes that were in large pots. We planted them on the slope in front of the wall:
Plants were delivered to the site and I laid them out according to my plant list for each area:
Large plants are planted first then the 1 gal. We always plant high so soil will not wash in over the stem.
These 5 gal. plants are planted 2″ high; the mulch will be 2″ thick and will cover the exposed side roots.
The 1/2″ drip pipes are installed; emitters are installed on the drip pipe and 1/8″ distribution tubing is installed from the emitters to the plant:
Fabric was installed and then cobbles were placed on the fabric:
Mulch was delivered and spread to prevent weeds, save water and cover the drip tubing:
Job finished February 6, 2022.
I will post photos periodically of this garden every few months as it grows.
March 24, 2022:
June 3, 2022: (3 months):
July 15, 2022: (4 months)
September 7, 2022: (7 months)