These firt time homeowners bought this beautiful ranch style house and had to invest in some interior re-design and a lot of exterior landscape work. First off, a cracked and stained concrete driveway was removed and replaced with chicago-brick style pavers. The dead bamboo to the right of the driveway was obviously removed and replaced with a Jacaranda tree that will eventually provide shade on this hot south facing property. The sod was a mixture of weeds, crab grass and St. Augustine grass which needed to be replaced. First though, the old sod had to be roto-tilled up and removed before any new sod could be installed. A triple Robelleni palm was added to the base of the giant Cuban Royal palm that dwarfs this one story home. Cuban Royals look great on properties with a commanding driveway leading up to a two story estate and not a single story home with a short circular driveway. Copper leaf shrubs were added in front of the house as an accent plant as well as sword ferns. All of these plant choices do great in the sweltering south Florida sun. As you can plainly see, a new landscape design makes this home inviting and increases the aesthetics of the neighborhood. That’s your landscape project for the day, I’m your host Mike Brown, please join us again as we set out to re-design a West Hollywood home on a very tight budget! Drop us a line at www.projectgreenscaping.com and I’ll be seeing you around the garden.
Photo credit: Mike Brown