This backyard was designed by prominent landscape architect Ania Lejman more than a decade ago. It was looking tired, so a refresh was in order. The tropical theme compliments the bamboo forest and hand set slate pavers. Shade tolerant plants with high contrast colors nestle among the bamboo and Chinese Terracotta warrior statues.
Silver Lake Bungalow with drought tolerant yard.
This yard is planted with drought tolerant succulents, shrubs and a grass block driveway and patio to add some greenery without using tons of water. The raised planters include flowers and shrubs that need little water once established. The planters are recycled from an old fence and the original driveway was saw cut into stepping stones.
Silver Lake Duplex with drought tolerant yard and no sprinklers required!
This property is a rental property that is in a hillside area. The drainage issues do not allow for any sprinklers in the front yard. The plants are extremely low water use and the drainage system was designed to keep water away from the house foundation. Functional and low maintenance landscaping can still be attractive.
Australian native drought tolerant gardens.
This yard was designed with primarily Australian native plants for drought tolerant conditions with lots of flowering foliage. This was designed as an organic yard to attract humming birds and butterflies. The existing St. Augustine grass is very drought tolerant as it is most likely over 50 years old. It is kept organically and only watered deeply once a week in summer, and once every few months in the colder seasons.