I live in California where we've been in a severe drought for 5 years. We had good rains this last winter, but still we are on a regulated watering schedule. I want to design my front yard a bit better and need to know where to start.
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Good ideas, thanks.
Catherine, this is great advice. I will keep some of the grass and design around it. I rather not use Round Up because of the chemicals, but can find a natural way to get rid of the unwanted roots. I will take the rest of your advice and go from the
Glad the advice was helpful. Round-up gets bad press, but, used properly, it is the safest most effective herbicide with short-lived toxicity and no lingering residue. Porous weed barriers work too but eventually breakdown.
Lane, thank you for your suggestions. I really like live plants. It is so hard for me to go without. But, a cover patio would be fun. We used to have a car port and love it. The shade keeps the house cool.