From yuck to yum
I remember coming to this client’s back yard and hearing him say, “WE HATE this gravel! Can you take it away please?” Of course we were more than happy to oblige as gravel raises the temperature of an already hot south facing part of the house.
We introduced a few key trees, and reduced the water use by shrinking the amount of grass, trading it for a more water wise species, and turning the old lawn into meadow space for pollinators and native grasses. The results in just one year were impressive!