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Model Garden Design: Back Yard Meadow Oasis

This model garden design includes: concept plan, planting plan, irrigation plan, and plant list.

This Fremont home's front and back yards had large expanses of water-intensive turf. By replacing much of the lawn with native meadow grasses, Michael Thilgen preserves the yard's usable open space while adding more intimate spaces and layering plantings to create more interesting views from inside the home. Two large oaks anchor the front yard, framing the house and path to the entry.