Saturday, February 19, 2011

Landscaping Time

Our front yard needs some help, and we finally decided to invest some money in updating our landscaping. With the extreme heat here in the summer, many plants die despite the drip irrigation system, so they need to be replaced. We are going to have a meandering dry riverbed added to our side yard where there are many empty spaces. I will update the progress of this major change as it happens. First we had to measure and design what we wanted, then hire a landscape guy to make it happen by bringing in tons of rocks-some big boulders and colorful river rocks. He will add some plants here and there to make it look natural...lol! Here's what it looks like now. Then we have to get approval from the HOA before we can proceed.

The landscaper will do some contouring by digging down and building up the sides of the riverbed to make it look natural. It will meander and have rounded river rocks in the bottom with a few large boulders accented with desert plants. Can't wait to get it started-just in time for spring here which comes early. The river bed will start in the middle upper part of the plan below and continues down going slightly to the left. Click to make images larger. We will add about 10 desert plants.

We got approval so the project will start next Tuesday. Stay tuned.

8 comments:

Kay said...

Oh fabulous, Lin! The plan looks really wonderful. I can't wait to see the progress. You're going to just love it.

Linda Reeder said...

oh, fun! I'll be excited to see the progress on this project.

Jean said...

Your landscaping plan looks lovely. You will enjoy seeing it become a reality. (The next time you need large boulders, just holler. We have tons of them for the taking!)

SandyCarlson said...

Good luck! I hope your garden thrives.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

what is a dry riverbed? is it a lower section of earth with no water like I imagine a dry riverbed is? And what will it do? curious

Jeff said...

Good luck! Glad you guys have spring down there at least, we have snow, frost, and 34 degrees this morning up here! We'll see if Europe will have kinder weather in store for me. :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

cool, I like what you have so far!

Mare said...

How exciting!! Who is the HOA...Home Owners Assoc...?