Santa Rosa Lawn Conversion

During this drought emergency we are getting regular calls to rip out water thirsty lawns and replace them with climate appropriate, lower water using plants with more water use efficient drip irrigation systems and other water conserving upgrades. The following front yard in Santa Rosa began with nearly the entire square footage covered by lawn. Our clients chose to stop watering their lawn during the drought and contacted us to remove and replace it with a colorful, water wise plant pallet highlighted by a set of rustic steps and some decoratively placed fieldstone boulders. During our consult meeting we listened to and heard their ideas, composed and presented a computer aided “image” of what their ideas would look like then developed a budget and proposal to create their new front yard. There are plans to add a split rail fence in the future. The end result is a gorgeous, water use efficient garden with plenty of curb appeal that stops neighbors as they walk by to admire. This garden highlights the transformation from a water and resource intensive lawn to a wildlife and environmentally friendly planting. This is the new normal for California landscapes.