Creative front-yard makeovers
Two landscape designers use some of the same great ideas, yet each garden ends up with its own distinct look
The only way to get to the front door of Ginny Mellinger’s house in Redwood City was to cross the driveway or lawn. Even though—or because—the space was wide open to the street, it was useless.
Design: Jared Vermeil, VermeilDesign, San Francisco (vermeildesign.com)
This Costa Mesa yard was little more than 1,500 square feet of tired lawn and broken tiles in a challengingly arid climate.
Design: Brooke Dietrich, Green ... Landscapes to Envy, Costa Mesa (greenlandscapestoenvy.com)