Category : Garden Makeovers

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 / 731 View / June 8, 2008

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Before and After: Country Garden Retreat on Small Budget!

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before Photo I had an instant design vision for this backyard the moment I saw it. I envisioned a romantic gazebo in the corner, a new handcrafted wood fence, and a raised tumbled stone wall with a swath of Geranium…

15 Comments / 1489 View / June 3, 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 / 1031 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 / 669 View / February 20, 2008

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

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Extreme lawn makeovers, or "xeriscape landscaping" is the use of low water plants to save water in the landscape.   Water is a precious commodity these days and in my work as a landscape designer, I'm known for replacing  thirsty…

10 Comments / 1163 View / January 30, 2008

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How To Make a “Carriage Garage Door” Look-Alike!

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When I renovated my landscape and gardens, I also treated the exterior of my house to a makeover. The garage door was especially unattractive and lacked architectural character. What I really wanted was an authentic wood carriage door to compliment…

15 Comments / 2399 View / January 7, 2008

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