greener gardenS gallery
If you’re thinking about turf alternatives for your front lawn, it’s not just rock and bark that you can install. There are many designs that Roseville customers have implemented that included colorful, water saving plants, the use of rocks to create a riverbed, and other features like edible gardens. Get inspired by your neighbors by viewing several Green Garden projects.
Check out some of the Roseville Greener Gardens Tour below:
GREENER GARDEN GALLERY
This corner landscape sits high above the street and provides an attractive setting for a variety of garden art. A dry creek bed diagonally bisects the landscape and collects rain water and runoff from the adjacent lawn area and other parts of the garden. The colors in the river cobble complement the warm tones of the flagstone and unify the garden. This ‘greener’ garden is within the Pleasant Grove Watershed. A River-Friendly garden like this one reduces runoff and the pollutants that would otherwise drain into Kaseberg Creek. Click to Read More
meadow-look on meadowlark
With the drought came the opportunity for change in this landscape and the manicured lawn was replaced with a mass of ornamental grasses. Located within the Dry Creek Watershed, this river-friendly garden reduces runoff and the pollutants that would otherwise drain into Lower Linda Creek. Click to Read More
front and center edible garden
A vegetable garden complete with raised beds, also typically found in the back yard, is now front and center! This surprising ‘flip’ of uses is both an attractive and interesting change from the typical front yard expectation. This 'greener' garden is within the Dry Creek Watershed. A river-friendly garden like this one reduces runoff and the pollutants that would otherwise drain into Strap Ravine, which flows to Linda Creek. Click to Read More
A RIVERBED RUNS THROUGH...OR IS THAT A CAT?
Before taking advantage of Roseville’s ‘Cash for Grass’ program, this front yard was dominated by a large Liquidambar tree and a lawn that was riddled with surface roots. A landscape renovation was in order. Now the Liquidambar has been replaced with Chinese Pistache that will provide shade and exquisite fall color. And, a smaller Marina Strawberry tree has been added that will mature to a beautiful specimen in the foreground of the garden. This ‘greener’ garden is within the Dry Creek Watershed. A River-Friendly garden like this one reduces runoff and the pollutants that would otherwise drain into Strap Ravine, which flows to Linda Creek. Click to Read More