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Blank slate yard - landscape design help needed!

4 years ago

Hi all - new homeowners here and we're looking for help designing our yard. I've included a few photos and an aerial plan w/ dimensions. Main objectives are to:


1. Convert most of the lawn to more drought tolerant/diverse greenery

2. Include a West-facing seating area toward the back of the yard w/ a fire pit and shade

3. Add a couple of raised beds for veggies

4. Would like to have some grass for the dog


Yard gets gets a lot of Los Angeles sun throughout the day (Western edge of yard lit from 7am-5pm) and prevailing winds are W-SW. Access is via the kitchen's back door from inside the house, or through a fence across the driveway. We will also be extending the fence on the West side to the front of the house to add a 'side yard' and give the bedroom windows a bit more privacy.


We're pretty overwhelmed, so any/all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Plan / Photos below:



West View (neighbor's detached garage along west fence). We would like to cover this wall with our own fence.




North View


East View (our own detached garage and shed)


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