Zero Lawn XeriscapeCraftsman Landscape, Houston

After (2013)
This cottage style garden is a wildlife habitat and a cutting garden affording spectacular views from inside. Layer upon layer of interest.

Photo of a craftsman drought-tolerant front yard landscaping in Houston. —  Houzz
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Posie wrote:July 3, 2016
  • Frostbite Falls

    What trees did you use? Are they low water as well?

  • c baldwin

    Gorgeous garden and who could possibly want a boring lawn after looking at this... I would not call this xeriscape however. I see lots of tropical plants/ferns/boxwoods featured - none of which are drought tolerant. Just re-title this zero lawn and leave it at that I think.

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Becky Harris added this to 12 Surprising Features Found in Front YardsJune 14, 2016

1. A wildlife habitat. This Houston front yard doesn’t contain a blade of lawn grass. Instead, trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and evergreens make up this bungalow’s lush and fragrant front yard. A path and gathering area are also part of the plan. Owner and ardent gardener David Morello changes the color palette in the garden with annuals that he plants seasonally.

Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 3 Ideas From the Evolving GardenAugust 20, 2015

Gardens as a community space for human and animal. There are several traditional ways we experience gardens, mainly due to the way they are designed. These designs are handed down to us — and of course have evolved — from unique cultural concepts around the world: Japanese and Zen gardens that tend to shrink down the vistas beyond to smaller spaces, cloistered monastic gardens safe from the rest of the world, or Persian gardens full of lushness and cool respite. Though these are just a few broad examples, the message is clear: Traditional gardens are mainly personal spaces.As interest grows in pollinators, wildlife habitat, food forests and vegetable spaces, suddenly even the most private gardens are opening up to the wider world. As front yards are transformed, suburban and urban homes welcome passers-by into a new experience that doesn’t hold folks at arm’s-length, as large, formal lawns tend to do. Plants come right up to the sidewalk, as in this front yard in Houston, where nature tickles our senses and legs.

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kt_coyle added this to Front yardAugust 12, 2019

too bushy so we don't really like this...

tyoungblood5 added this to TYoungblood - YardsJuly 24, 2019

Love the nature in the yard, but probably not a good choice for San Antonio.

A Pehling added this to LandscapeJuly 3, 2019

going for the zero lawn look. Needs to be beautiful season long blooms, dog friendly, chicken friendly, and with lots of people spaces incorporated throughout.

weyoders added this to Landscape ideasMay 28, 2019

look at the sweet potato vine. this is a busy picture, I understand that less is more. I just want flowers.

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