Easy-care front yard Flagstone paths curve through a low-water front yard. A low berm of soil on either side of the walk adds interest, and weed cloth topped with pea gravel allows excess water to soak into the earth rather than run off into the street.
I would love to walk under this gorgeous canopy and allow the dense foliage provide cool shade during the warmer months, then as the weather cools and the leaves fall, the winter sun is allowed to penetrate. The flowers are highly scented.
Build your own raised bed. Get more food from better soil with less water with raised beds. Landscape designer Linda Chisari shares her design (and materials list), along with advice on sizing and adding a convenient irrigation system.
DIY - Homemade Gabion wall ie rocks encased in wire baskets and used as a retaining wall - creates a dramatic feature in a garden. No directions on link. Nice someone figured out how to landscape with river rock. I swear they grow!