Native Landscaping in the Backyard
Ecological landscaping and gardening for pollinators in a beautiful front yard design
This ecological landscape design was focused on native landscaping and pollinator gardening as a demonstration of creating a beautiful landscape that neighbors would enjoy, and beneficial habitat for pollinators.
Focus areas for this design:
- 90% or more regionally native plants
- Attractive ecological landscaping
- Capture rainwater runoff
- Home beautification
- Increase access to home
- Maximize beauty and goals on a low budget
The final design concept includes a wide walkway of beautifully stamped concrete that replaced the former narrow entrance. The walkway is bordered by a new landscape rain garden bed, replacing lawn area and absorbing runoff from the larger walkway. The bed is filled with native pollinator-attracting plants that bloom throughout the growing season. Herbaceous perennials and native grasses were also selected for winter season interest with structure and texture in this organic landscape. The end result of combining desired outcomes and budget restraints is a beautiful ecological landscape that will continue to mature into a fully-realized design in about five years.