Before, during and after- our drought tolerant garden update.

When we last updated you our backyard looked something like this–

Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016

And now, with the drip system in place

martin pierce backyard drip system

we have been able to plant many varieties of drought tolerant plants and this area now looks like this–

Martin Pierce Hardware  Los Angeles Ca  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016

Before the construction–

Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

And where we are now–

Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016

As you can see, our little ceramic birdbath remains part of the new design plans, which I am certain will make our feathered friends happy.  Some of the plants and grasses we decided to use include:

  • This Golden barrel cactus – Iris beware!
  • Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, Ca  90016

    Martin Pierce Hardware
    Los Angeles, Ca 90016

  • Aeonium clyclops
  • Agave
  • Blue fescue – a hardy drought resistant grass

The next step will be to put down the decomposed granite and sand to create pathways.

We purchased all of the exotic plants from World Wide Exotics Nursery and the blue fescue grass from Armstrong Nursery in Glendale.

Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

We will keep you posted as we complete each step of this transformation.

Have you altered your landscape as a result of the drought conditions?

To view our entire collection of architectural hardware, please vist our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90016

323 939 5929

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About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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