Sonja found us through our about page and, touched by our story, shared with us her love for plants also passed onto her by her father. The aim of the project was to eliminate the thirsty lawn and replace with gravel, with various updates to the existing layout.
Medium sized gabion rocks were used on a portion of the sidewalk to provide interest and contrast. Aloe maculata planted in groups between the rocks were transplanted and originally on site. The center flower bed was enlarged to form a more prominent focal point and completed with cobblestone edging.
The cobbles perfectly accentuate the curves of the garden beds and lead the eye along the garden, along with the slightly sweeping arc of the stepping stones, which also serves to break up the center gravel section. Additional drought tolerant shrubs were added and river rocks of varying sizes used along the pathway to the front door to act as foreground for the planting.