Category : No Lawn Yard Designs

Intimate lounge area

No Lawn Backyard Makeover: New Outdoor Living Areas

Intimate lounge area

Consider a "no lawn" backyard design to maximize the use of a small yard and create outdoor living areas! Take a look at how I was able to "stretch" the use of my client, Larry Solomon's tiny backyard into three…

42 Comments / 1654 View / August 23, 2011

edible front yard in knot garden style

Front Yard Vegetable Garden Makeover!

edible front yard in knot garden style

One of my favorite garden television makeovers was a front yard vegetable and herb garden that Michael Glassman and I designed for our show, "Garden Police," (Discovery Home Channel).  

31 Comments / 1488 View / February 22, 2011

native low water plant front-garden with orange california poppies

Lawn-less in Los Angeles!

native low water plant front-garden with orange california poppies

This lawn-free front yard in Los Angeles stopped me in my tracks! Filled with lively succulents, Mediterranean plants and California natives, I was enamored with the simple color combination of yellows, oranges and a touch of red.   An important design feature in lawn less landscapes is…

0 Comments / 419 View / April 13, 2009

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

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I want to know if edible front yards are dethroning lawns in your neighborhood? From the amount of coverage  the subject is getting from news papers and prominent garden bloggers like my friend Susan Harris over at The Sustainable Gardening Blog,…

33 Comments / 315 View / January 10, 2009

Small yard garden courtyard entry

Front Yard Garden Replaces Lawn and Palm Tree!

Small yard garden courtyard entry

    I'm not against having a  front lawn per se, if it's functional and small. Uninspired designs like the one my clients had before I made it over are ultimately a waste of water and time. My clients,  Joe and Randi Grinbaum…

15 Comments / 515 View / June 8, 2008

“Neat” Edible Front Yard: Knot Garden!

“Neat” Edible Front Yard: Knot Garden!

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Edible gardens in your front yard can be a scary thought but not when you plan a structured design like a “Knot Garden!”

12 Comments / 785 View / March 20, 2008

Rocking Chair and outdoor fireplace

Garden Makeover: “Outdoor Family Room” From Wasted Space!

Rocking Chair and outdoor fireplace

  A lush, garden outdoor family room replaces an unused entry patio.   Imagine coming home to an inviting outdoor family room like this? Why go indoors at all when you can enjoy an outdoor family room with fireplace, sitting…

7 Comments / 514 View / February 20, 2008

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