The house owners desired a Southwestern design in front. “I utilized sculptural agaves, California locals and succulents,” Gliksman states. Since the house is positioned in an extremely hot part of the San Fernando Valley, Gliksman required durable plants that would hold up to the conditions. She positioned brilliantly colored grevillea plants, belonging to Australia, along the driveway. “Its orange-red blossoms are popular with hummingbirds,” she states.
The designer eliminated the current gutter and produced 2 rain gardens rather. In the front lawn, a brand-new dry creek (revealed here) takes in the overflow from the roofing system and driveway. Its curved lines soften the area, and the drought-tolerant plantings that line its banks include another layer of plant.