Watershed gardens are quite lush and beautiful. This Santee front yard captures the water from the roof of the house in a sponge-like rain garden.
Different colors of greens and blues create a tapestry that relaxes the eye.
This garden uses approximately 80% less water than the original cool season grass lawn.
Woody shrubs and succulents cover the garden to cool the site and attract wildlife
Using different textures while keeping the foliage color the same creates interest
Chondropetalum tectorum (Cape Rush) is a great swale plant- it does well when the soil is wet as well as dry once established. It is low maintenance and does not need trimming like grasses do