Before and After: Front Yard Makeover


Sometimes it only takes a more updated plant palette and paying attention to the details to create beautiful curb appeal. The footprint of this home stayed put. Same steps. Same planting spaces. Even the same Pigmy palm. The design included a planting plan, notice the modern house numbers (thank you Lowes), mailbox, and updated light fixtures. Don't doubt the small things like house numbers and mailboxes to update the look of your home.

Plant design wise, it was important to off set the many warm tones of the roof and house with grays, blues and plum colored plant choices. These work really well with oranges and golds. The gray and blues show in the Agave attenuata, Festuca 'Elijah Blue' and Senecio. The plum of Agonis 'After Dark', Aeonium 'Zwartkop' and Coprosma 'Karo's Red' nicely contrast with the grays and golds. All combined with the shrubby Metrosideroides 'Tahiti' with orange flowers and Euphorbia 'Helena's Blush' with charchruse, will grow into a dynamic scene.

Not only is this a beautiful update, but the plant choices also fall under the heading of drought tolerant. A win-win.


Drought tolerant planting design for entry.

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