Lawn Landscape Pictures

March 15, 2021
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Sometimes it’s time to say goodbye. Are you ready to change out your water-thirsty landscape?

Picture your life after the breakup: a beautiful garden haven on a hot day; a garden with a small lawn for kids or pets, surrounded by plants that celebrate the seasons of the San Francisco Bay region, including our dry summers. Perhaps your garden includes sculpture, or a small recirculating fountain. Maybe it includes a bench for reading, or has plants that attract hummingbirds, or has a patio for enjoying al fresco meals with your family.

Summer is the perfect time to plan your garden. Here are some WaterSmart examples from homes around the Bay Area to get your gardening juices flowing!

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EBMUD can help

Get cash for grass. Your lawn breakup can be eligible for a rebate of .50 a square foot, and .25 more for drip irrigation. Mail in an application before your yard revamp. Pick your plants. EBMUD’s Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates is a great resource. With more than 500 photos, you are bound to find what types of plants and styles of landscaping inspire you the most. Plants were selected by local experts for their beauty and resilience.

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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