Great use of ornamental grasses and privacy shrubs for this redo of a traditional lawn. Before-and-after pics in March '12 issue of Sunset Magazine. Front Gardens, Backyard Projects, Creative Front Yard, Front Yards, Front Lawn Ideas, Front Yard Makeovers, Landscape Ideas, Front Yard Landscape, Yard Ideas
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Funny thing about this pin... I saw this fence in a slideshow of front yard makeovers YEARS ago, and L*O*V*E*D it. Except then I forgot where I saw it. It took me a bit of searching, but I finally dug it up, and bookmarked it. Wish I'd just had pinterest from the beginning!
In this front yard, a large concrete planter is wrapped in an 18"-high sleeve of burnished stainless steel and planted with a low hedge of emerald green boxwood, creating an interesting juxtaposition of sleek and rugged. To soften the look, Mexican river rock and lush coreopsis and hostas nestle at its foot.
Dress Up Your Walkway Transform your front walk into a stylish statement by edging it in easy-care plants such as variegated hosta and boxwood. Conjure even more magic by putting a gentle curve in the path; it will offer your walkway with a soft, gentle look.
Drought-tolerant yard Replace a boring lawn with golden gravel dotted with an ornamental grass like deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens), then add a few accent plants like blue-leaved Weber agave--all of which can withstand a low-water climate.