Before- A small patch of grass and a lone palm tree- did someone run out of plants or ideas?
I’m not against front lawns per se, just uninspired designs like this one that are ultimately a waste of water and time to maintain.
My clients,Â Joe and Randi Grinbaum felt the same way when they looked upon theirÂ small patch of lawn and lone palm tree that comprised their frontÂ yard.
Another issue I had with this yard was that it lacked a dedicated walkway to the front door.
Dodging parked cars is not my idea of good design, so,Â I had a few designÂ issues to address and I was anxious to get to work!
After- Not only did the garden courtyard bring functionality and color to the yard, it also attracted hummingbirds, butterflies and the attention of passersby!
It was amazing how much larger the space felt as a garden courtyard than as a lawn area.
The Grinbaum’s were amazed at the transformation and welcomed the fragrance Â and colorful bouquets they were able to bring indoors from the garden.
If you are interested in seeing another one of my front yard gardens please read this post.