The design is based on wide, sweeping curves. We designed a new, pervious sidewalk in the front that utilized old, unused stone already on the property and a concrete walk and patio in the back due to budgetary constraints. Many plants are repeated in both front and back to achieve a feeling of unity.
The plants cover a wide spectrum but all are drought tolerant and ones that are often seen in the Cleveland area. Thus the xeric nature of these plants does not mean that the landscape looks like a desert.
For more information on the xeriscape design, visit the sustainable gardening section.