Ranch Style Cottage Garden | Common Sense Gardens


Ranch Style Cottage Garden

About this project…

What do you do when you want vegetables, flowers and a drought-tolerant lawn?  And, you live where the annual rainfall is under 10″ during a good year!  We built berms – layering organic matter as a base for the beds, and added lots of bark mulch from trees on the property that we removed and chipped on site.  Final touch: we added decomposed granite for the paths, and we planted desert loving drought tolerant perennials!  This family wanted to look out the front door to their home and find a lush environment that was butterfly, bird and dog friendly!