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Other Beautiful Gardens

Beautiful Long Beach Landscapes have so much to offer: from saving water, to helping the environment in many different ways, to freeing up our time (reduced maintenance), and more.

 

Explore this page to see other examples of beautiful gardens and a number of wonderful resources that will help you succeed with your Lawn to Garden adventure!

Long Beach

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Long Beach
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Their Story

We entered the contest because we 1) wanted to save water, 2) needed a new sprinkler system to help achieve that, and 3) we're not really very good with plants.

We really like the lavender, white roses, tress, boulders, and absolutely LOVE the brick work-really makes the front look polished and sharp.

Click on the pictures below and learn about the drought-tolerant plants they used!

E. Rosada St.

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4410 E. Rosada St.
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Their Story

My mother has lived in this home for more than 50 years, and I grew up here. I thought it might be something we could do together. I'd been reading stuff about saving water, and I'd been trying to do something like that in the back yard. Winning caught us by surprise. My dad had had a thing with the yard, and created something with dramatic appeal. But we lost him in '87, and to be honest, the yard had gotten tired.

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Oregon Ave.

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2175 Oregon Ave.
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Their Story

I have lived at this house since Oct. 1992. I entered the drawing because it promoted water conservation and was a way to improve the appearance of the property. I like the natural look of the landscape and associated hardscape.

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Kallin Ave.

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2014 Kallin Ave.
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Their Story

The busy lifestyle of this young family leaves little time for yard maintenance. They would much rather be spending quality family together time instead of mowing the yard! They are also very environmentally conscious and wanted to do their part to reduce their water usage and urban run-off. What better way to accomplish that than to create a stunning water-wise garden in their front yard.

Click on the pictures below and learn about the drought-tolerant plants they used! 

E Hellman St.

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1522 E Hellman St.
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Their Story

I've lived on Hellman for five years. I have always loved older homes and wanted to help revive the area. I previously lived in the "green" state of Washington and most people, especially in Seattle, were very environmentally conscious. So when I got the newsletter about the opportunity to get a climate friendly landscape I jumped at the chance. I am so happy that I did, it is beautiful!

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W. Burnett Ave.

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469 W. Burnett Ave.
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Their Story

I noticed my water bill was high, so I went online and saw the contest.

I love the size of my front patio without the grass and all of the overgrown vegetation, and the seating areas around the fountain are wonderful for a quick break with a glass of wine.

I also was able to get rid of my gardener, and I am enjoying doing the upkeep myself now. So I was able to reduce my water bill and my monthly landscape maintenance bill.

Click on the pictures below and learn about the drought-tolerant plants they used!

St. Joseph Ave

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273 St. Joseph Ave
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Their Story

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E. 8th St.

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625 E. 8th St.
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Their Story

This is a beautiful Victorian style house right in the heart of Long Beach. This family's water bills were high and the yard required just too much maintenance for them to keep up with. A virtually maintenance-free garden was created for them without losing the absolute charm of the home. Taller shrubs were added along the east side of the house to provide some privacy in the yard, along with a plant palette that will provide color all year round.

Click on the pictures below and learn about the drought-tolerant plants they used!

 

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