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San Diego landscape makeover
Photo by Sharon Cohoon

Succulents replace turf grass

A tapestry of succulents replaced the lawn in this San Diego, CA, front yard.

Designer Kendra Berger of Revive Landscape Design used 5 kinds of aloes, two types of aeonium, Bulbine frutescens, Agave attenuata, and lots of blue Senecio mandraliscae to play off the Moroccan blue of the pots.

She added a new set of pilasters along the stairs—perfect perches for more pots—and faced the risers with blue and white Spanish tiles.

More on this makeover in our garden blog


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