Tina Cremer, owner of H2 Xero Landscape, transforms this Westminster front yard into a thriving garden habitat.
The homeowner wanted a realistic streambed as the focal point for the landscape. He also chose California native plants, succulents, and cacti to complete his new garden habitat.
Due to potential concerns of standing water attracting mosquitoes, Tina offered a compromise. Tina designed a dry streambed that would ebb and flow during the rainy season. But that’s not all, the streambed would also offer deep irrigation to plant life.
The main challenge of the project was due to the soil containing heavy clay which limits water percolation. To increase drainage, a load of Amended Topsoil was tilled into the top layer of existing clay. The new soil was also used to create berms of varying sizes. The varying elevations create a more natural and realistic look to any landscape.