Shaded Street Corner

Even small trees can eventually get big enough to shade out grass. This design shows how an attractive, low-maintenance watersaver landscape can be fitted around existing trees in a high-visibility location.


Street-side Shade

Existing trees are always good to have and provide some screening and shade. They will shade out many sun-loving plants including grass. These selected plants are low-growing and grouped around the corners to prevent crowding and maintain sight-lines

These plants are suitable for growing around cedar elms, live oaks, and other shade trees, as well as the mountain laurel shown here. Autumn and blue sage can be cut back one to two times per year to keep the form.

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Stepping stones through a deeply shady yard.