Urban funky garden design
This garden had to be cheap to install, easy to care for, and tolerate both summer baking and occasional winter flooding. Plus, it needed to grow in fast enough to help sell the property which was being converted from a duplex owner/renter situation to condo's. Amongst the other problems to be dealt with was a huge infestation of Oxalis pes-capri, Bermuda grass and Himalayan blackberries.
Amongst the solutions to create more interest in a dead flat back yard was to berm up soil to create a seating area using recycled concrete slabs salvaged from another job, and lots of fast growing succulents and Euphorbias for quick growth. We ended up planting the lawn as a low frequency mowed/watered(just once a month for both) lawn of Berkeley Sedge, planted out from divisions as if it were a rice paddy. It literally looked like a rice paddy when after the first week of planting it was flooded with several inches of water for 3 days!
I thought this garden stayed true to the slightly funky vibe of this flatland garden, which the owners had named "El Rancho" and had hammocks strung out to get into the spirit, and also an old existing well in the very back of the garden next to a creek that has been filled in and culverted.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Urban Funk Garden with recycled concrete