Fairy Yardmother Landscape Design

by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA.
FairyYardmother[at]gmail[dot]com

Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoy bringing you pictures of gardens, plants, and ideas from sunny Southern California. I love sharing after-photos that show how my landscape plans, plant lists and layouts come to life.
As a designer, I use plants to create drama, provide color and form, and compliment the architectural style of your home.
I strive to provide a buffer from sun, street, and neighbors while still fostering connections.
Inspired plant choices and site layout can make any space a success.
I am a Certified Watershed Wise Professional, with techniques to improve soil health and keep more water on your property.
I can help you makeover your patio, paths, planting areas, or entire property. I will consult with you, choose a look you love, and compose a plan and plant list to update your landscape, re-using what you already have wherever we can.
Each project is different because it is about making your space really shine.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Atwater Village Front Yard

This simple front yard needed some help. Weeds and Bermuda Grass were coming back with a vengeance. We cleared the soil thoroughly, and mulched heavily after planting.
The owners had planted Hop Bushes along the top of their slope for privacy, but they weren't thriving, and they were part of a collection of various tall plants that overwhelmed the space.
We relocated the Hop Bushes to the side, along the neighbor's driveway, to give some privacy, and used Echium at the top of the slope to act as a lower but still significant barrier to the street. We planted the whole front slope with Senecio, to create a carpet of lovely blue grey. And we re-laid the flagstone in a pleasing circle, creating room to sit out front and enjoy this very friendly neighborhood.

Before

After


Before: Mix of Tall Plants wasn't working

Layered Plantings Work Together

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