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Remove the Lawn Before and After

Location: Camas, Washington

Landscape Design: Alana Chau for Landscape Design in a Day

Install: Donna Burdick from D&J Landscape Contractors

The goal for this front yard was to remove the thirsty brown lawn and create an interesting, drought-tolerant garden with 4 seasons of interest. These photos were taken about one year apart.

Drought-tolerant, drought-adapted, pollinator friendly landscape, eco-friendly garden, kniphofia, knifophia, thyme, thymus, carex testacea, guara, garden design by Alana Chau
After: A mix of foliage color and texture create a drought-tolerant front yard that also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The boulders create a small hidden seating area, perfect for coffee on a sunny morning. Plants in this photo include: Kniphofia, Carex, and Creeping Thyme in the foreground; Guara in the background.

After- Carex testacea and Kniphofia have a similar form which highlights the contrast in foliage color.

Pollinator garden plants, landscape design by Alana Chau
Aster chilensis ‘Purple Haze’, Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce, Carex testacea

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