Amazing home transformations

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30 inspiring outdoor makeovers

Gain curb appeal and transform your outdoor living space with fresh ideas for your porch, patio, and yard

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Low water yard.
Photo by Lori Brookes

Drought-tolerant yard (after)

A low retaining wall of stacked flagstone has the effect of setting the house and garden on a pedestal. The wider pathway, also of flagstone, adds more importance, too.

Dymondia margaretae, a gray-leafed South African ground cover, has replaced the lawn. And a range of drought-tolerant plants, including New Zealand flax (Phormium), kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos), Leucadendron, and Lomandra add further interest.

More on this front yard makeover in the blogs


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