A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT DESIGNS FOR THE DROUGHT
While landscape architect Sally Farnum of SE Farnum Associates has been taking the time to educate her clients about how to deal with their outdated, thirsty landscapes—especially rolling, green lawns—she has designed and implemented an outside environment for her own home that is water-considerate and still lush, inviting and peaceful.
The first task was to remove a large front lawn and some accompanying flower beds.
BEFORE: Water-thirsty lawn
DURING: Removing lawn and introducing granite
Next, grading, drainage and landscape plan was translated to the area. Decomposed granite was used as the base of the pathway from the driveway, culminating in a keyhole design, at the end of which a dry-stacked rock wall would serve as a retaining wall as well as the background for a Gladding McBean fountain conversion.
Flanking each side of the pathway are two Antique Green Gladding McBean Oil Jars, preparing the eye for the fountain. Planting on the perimeter of the path area includes a variety of water-friendly plants and trees.
Check back next month on Sally’s design in progress for photos of the finished project.