Astrid Gaiser Garden Design, LLC
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Very drought-tolerant, low maintenance, and year-round beautiful garden mediterranean-landscape

Very drought-tolerant, low maintenance, and year-round beautiful garden

This garden was an all lawn front yard with a straight path to the front door and a driveway.The new garden is water-wise, colorful, and has a very low need for maintenance. Beautiful paving materials, artful arbors, large boulders, and very drought-tolerant plants come together to delight the owners with their beauty, setting a serene and relaxing mood and inviting them onto their front porch.

Keywords: Decomposed granite, berms, sub-surface irrigation, succulents, California Native plants, Mediterranean plants, arbors, gates, flagstone path, permeable pavers driveway, boulders, mulch, slate tiles

Photo Credit: Anna Maria Irion / Astrid Gaiser


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terezah added this to backyard
February 5, 2015
Curve of pathway
stpen added this to Yard
January 7, 2015
See provided info
samannmoran added this to yard
December 30, 2014
livvvi added this to livvvi's Ideas
December 29, 2014
Tiles for Grammy drive way
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December 23, 2014
Olive tree
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December 10, 2014
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November 18, 2014
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November 18, 2014
front yard
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November 7, 2014
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November 4, 2014
olive tree
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October 25, 2014
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September 30, 2014
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September 19, 2014
Craftsman exterior
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September 18, 2014
amazing photo
reedox added this to Exterior Ideas
August 10, 2014
different colored CG?
813margaret added this to Landscape Ideas
August 4, 2014
No need to grow grass here.
Eileen Tanghal added this to eileen_tanghal's ideas
August 2, 2014
Pathway stairs and patio
rhouse14 added this to rhouse14's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Pots and plants
Rachel Hayward added this to rachel_hayward's ideas
July 4, 2014
could work in front
bojie added this to bojie's ideas
June 23, 2014
low colorful wall
kittrellb6 added this to kittrellb6's ideas
June 17, 2014
porch and walkway stone
chmillerlaw added this to landscape
June 13, 2014
low maintenance
gailcarnahan added this to Landscapes
June 8, 2014
red wall interesting
lindsay1212 added this to lindsay1212's Ideas
May 31, 2014
Curving walk way, stone on the walk way, fencing and gate
jmelliott48 added this to Plants
May 28, 2014
Similar house front- simple design of front walk and low red wall.
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May 20, 2014
flagstone path
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May 17, 2014
curved path
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May 16, 2014
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May 5, 2014
Olive tree
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May 2, 2014
hainesgt added this to outdoors/yard
April 9, 2014
Clean lines on steps
greensandi added this to Katie's front yard
March 30, 2014
Low maintenance
kickymarcia added this to kickymarcia's Ideas
February 28, 2014
What about low concrete wall?
jw321 added this to jw321's ideas
February 2, 2014
xfalto added this to Landscape Ideas
January 19, 2014
flagstone walkway
auntychacha added this to auntychacha's ideas
December 25, 2013
Maybe a cement retaining wall?
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November 21, 2013
belayet added this to belayet's ideas
October 25, 2013
Nice to look at.
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October 20, 2013
gravel courtyard, low wall, with plantings in front of wall
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October 17, 2013
Olive tree
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October 8, 2013
Garden plants
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October 8, 2013
area near stairs pokey grass
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August 14, 2013
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August 9, 2013
drought-tolerant, low maintenance
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August 6, 2013
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July 29, 2013
small, new
Danielle Pichlis added this to Dad's front garden
July 25, 2013
Curving path. Perhaps a bare area around a tree?
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July 16, 2013
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June 9, 2013
I like the pebbles better
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May 20, 2013
Red little wall
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May 14, 2013
From garden
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April 12, 2013
mom's yard
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April 5, 2013
Single olive tree
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March 27, 2013
Stone pavers
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March 17, 2013
Yard with low water planting
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March 17, 2013
Path way
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March 15, 2013
Color, pattern and material
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March 1, 2013
big stones
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February 6, 2013
slate path
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January 22, 2013
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November 22, 2012
Front design for 1175
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November 22, 2012
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November 21, 2012
Nha dep
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November 18, 2012
Stone walkway
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November 7, 2012
Slate driveway
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October 25, 2012
Flagstone walk
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October 13, 2012
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October 12, 2012
good exterior mild colors
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October 12, 2012
trees and plants together
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September 28, 2012
Olive and Japanese Maple
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September 25, 2012
Low maintainance
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September 15, 2012
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August 31, 2012
use of alternative element. Red Wall or berm
janesmith1 added this to floating stairs
August 31, 2012
Porch colums + no rail
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August 15, 2012
Low maintenance Front Yard
sunny615 added this to sunny615's ideas
August 14, 2012
decomposed granite mulch
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July 28, 2012
love color of stone
jessyoung added this to front porch
July 11, 2012
Darker trim
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July 11, 2012
decom gran
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July 1, 2012
casa suculentas
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June 3, 2012
Accent wall
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May 11, 2012
flagstone walkway
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April 28, 2012
Stacey Gibson added this to Brians House
April 5, 2012
Easy care front yard.
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March 31, 2012
Walking path-stone pattern in like
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March 6, 2012
Slate, DG, sitting wall
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March 4, 2012
Gate with trellis
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February 19, 2012
this would work
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February 13, 2012
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February 12, 2012
red border
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February 12, 2012
the red wall
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February 11, 2012
Simple craftsman
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February 10, 2012
i like
A. Elizabeth Baldwin added this to mandaelizabeth's ideas
February 8, 2012
wide walkway, stones provide interest
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February 7, 2012
like how there is patio coming out of the house - then steps to the rest of the patio
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February 4, 2012
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February 3, 2012
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January 29, 2012
Walk porch
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January 28, 2012
Nice walkway
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January 27, 2012
shape of path to door...steps to door...water wise...low wall
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