If you are thinking about ripping out your landscape and starting over with a new palate, let us know over here at projectgreenscaping and think twice about shearing everything down to the roots. How about transplanting some plants to other areas of your yard or giving them to your neigbhors, local church or schools. You might even be able to leave some existing plant material in the new design. Instead of buying newer plants, take stem cuttings from your mature plants and root them out to give as gifts or sell them at local street markets. Native plant cuttings once rooted in are an excellent way to green up the neighborhood!