Aesthetic Flood Control, Capistrano Creek
Aesthetic Flood Control, Capistrano Creek

Drought-tolerant garden with an elevated walkway, re-establishing native drainage patterns with a dry creek bed above a culverted creek.

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 Immediately after planting, with terraced patio on the background

Immediately after planting, with terraced patio on the background

Richmond bungalow
Richmond bungalow

A drought-tolerant garden provides ornamentation for a plain house.

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Lawn-to-landscape
Lawn-to-landscape

Replacing a thirsty lawn with a drought-tolerant dynamic plant palette decreases irrigation, as well as being a more aesthetic alternative.

 Over ten years the garden matured, and in late summer has a very different look. Seasonal variation is a key element of our garden designs.

Over ten years the garden matured, and in late summer has a very different look. Seasonal variation is a key element of our garden designs.

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ElCerrito ultra low-maintenance
ElCerrito ultra low-maintenance

Ten years after planting, the homeowner spends a couple of hours a month maintaining this drought-tolerant garden. 

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Unused utility space-to-garden
Unused utility space-to-garden

Temescal small garden, deck and re-used concrete patio.

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