Ten years ago we replaced our dying grass lawn with a California native garden. Photos best illustrate the transformation, the rich habitat it has provided, and our happiness with our new front yard.
Before Photos and Planting Prep (late 2008 – Jan, 2009)
Immediately Post-planting and the First 2 Years
And now after 10 YEARS
Our native plants have exceeded our expectations, growing larger and happier than we expected. Today it looks rather wild – but because 1) we like that look, 2) it provides the most habitat value to critters and, 3) means little yard work for us — it’s, well, our front yard…
HABITAT VALUE – As mentioned above, we love the critters native plants attract.
FAVORITE NATIVE PLANTS
I have a many individual posts about favorites (Click on Favorite Plants on menu for more details) – but here is a quick gallery of photos
Any questions, feel free to contact me. There are also many posts that go into more detail about everything mentioned above – see menu.