This small, formerly nondescript one-story brick apartment complex underwent a totally fab makeover since the last time I happened by it, including a pretty trendy-looking landscaping overhaul. I didn’t think I had a “before” picture, but then I remembered the marvels of Google Earth.
Have you seen one of the Google Priuses cruising by your house, photographing it for posterity? I have, and it’s kind of creepy. Then again, I enjoy going for virtual “walks” and checking out street gardens via this technology, so I guess I will have to make my peace with it. Still, it’s pretty Big Brother, no?
Anyway, back to the makeover! Here is the “before”:
Grass, concrete, and clipped box hedges. Yawn. Then, a year later, this!
I imagine these look a little better in a month other than January, but you get the minimalist drift:
Large poured concrete pavers and shiny black rock mulch, kind of a zen garden look:
Love these green tufts but can’t recall their name:
Trust me, this look is completely novel for my rather traditional, Craftsman-home-favoring neighborhood. It’s not my style but I love it when people break the mold. I’ll be curious to see how it holds up. One question – how do they keep the “negative spaces” weed-free? Hope it’s not with Round-up!