Small front garden landscaping ideas Julie McMahon and Greg Fontana had wanted to update the outside in their Nineteen Fifties ranch cottage in Manhattan Beach, California, for years. After completing their interior transform a couple of years in the past, it was time to give the outside a face-lift. With a shared interest for layout McMahon is an inner clothier and Fontana is an architect they saw the prospective to turn a ho-hum external into a classy entryway, a colorful entrance lawn and a outside made for outside residing. Reducing water use open air used to be a function from the start.
The couple reached out to local landscape architect June Scott for low-water plant experience and to help make their vision a reality. Scott laid out a plan to take away an current crabgrass lawn in the front yard and scale back the scale of turf in the outdoor, replacing each with swaths of brightly coloured succulents and drought-tolerant perennials. Colorful plantings & soft exterior paint colours supply a Southern California ranch cottage a recent new look.