Collection by Erika Heet

Water-Saving Modern Gardens with Native Plants


It’s time to get the backyard in great shape for spring, and water-wise native plantings are the best option. Gain inspiration from the following drought-friendly landscapes.

Southwest: Steve Martino...
For an A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles, architect Cory Buckner took on the restoration, while landscape designer...
Lockyer added native desert plants to a courtyard near the garage.
Midwest: Hoerr...
For a Los Angeles home, Aoyagi used an IdealMow lawn of native grasses, and Dymondia, Juncus, and Hummingbird Sage.
For a project in Menlo Park, California, landscape architect Brennan Cox flanked pavers with drought-resistant Phormium...

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