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Old 12-21-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Budget front yard landscape? advice


I live in Southern California and due to the drought and gophers that liked our green grass, we have a dirt yard prone to weeds.

I don't have a problem spraying them and weed whacking them to get it back down to dirt, but I just don't know what to do with the space. More importantly, we may have our house reappraised to better our loan terms, but I think a nice front yard would help so I need to do it first.


So any design ideas for a budget, drought tolerant, gopher prone yard?

I'll probably hire someone to take care of the gophers, but I think it will be an on going thing as the neighbors yards will probably serve as the breeding grounds and then..they'll be back.

I was thinking nice wood chip mulch, but I know only mulch will not make it look good.
Thanks

Update: The yard is ~800 sq ft. And I have already built a nice wooden fence for it. Just needs some paint or stain to make it look new again
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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Not sure how anyone can make more then some guesses without some pictures.
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You're right, my mistake. Here you go:




Also, I don't mind removing the 3 queen palms. My neighbor has like 15 in his front yard! Don't really want to add anymore to the street.
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Good planning, a little gardening knowledge, creativity and a willingness to think outside the window-box are all you need to make your yard an enjoyable oasis for family and visitors alike.
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It has potential, I would most likely do some kind of design using wood/bark mulch, rocks, and some trees.

Lots of ideas online, post pictures of your progress!
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Look up "Xeroscape" landscaping.
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go around the neighborhood and see what others have done.
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