Previously a flat, boring rectangle of grass, this front yard is now vibrant with color and texture and a haven for wildlife. The main area is planted with mostly California native plants. The parkway is planted with Phyla nodiflora which thrives in the shade of a giant Magnolia tree and gently covers a lot of its exposed roots.
A flagstone and decomposed granite pathway intersects and expands the previously existing brick path. A dry creekbed, running across the yard, takes water from the entire front half of the roof. Soil that was dug to create the creekbed formed the berms which now add interesting depth to the landscape.