The most common landscaping strategy used to involve filling the area with grass, but as the California drought continues, many homeowners are swapping out this grass for water-wise alternatives as a first step to going completely lawn-free. This is a corner lot and I am sure the owners had problems with people cutting across their lawn. If we consider maintenance as part of the function element in design, then function becomes more important in landscape design. I am aware of the ball-park project cost estimate. This is the property line and a good design would extend the bed right to this property line.
They are placed there to keep water from running into the basement of homes and in most cities it is illegal to remove them.
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Clear access from the street to the home must be granted without tripping hazards. Planting perennials in lawn grass is never a good idea, especially for ornamental grasses like the one shown above. This type of edging is more trouble than it is worth and it looks cheap, adding nothing to a good garden design. Is it formal or informal? This bed is near the front steps and is about a foot wide — that is far too narrow. Is there not enough sweeping to do inside the house? The problem with this rock is that it is clearly a man-cut rock.