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March 8, 2014 by Hope Gardens

Pea gravel circle in mulch

gravel circle

Rock formation across decomposed granite (DG) and then mulch on the other side

dg and rock formation

Simple stairs…

simple stairs

Native plants in decomposed granite (DG)

plants in dg

Mulch with river rock



DG stairs and patio in mulch



dg stairs

DG patio in mulch

dg patio in mulch

Red flagstone with several sizes of mexican pebble and pea gravel



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web hardwebsiteIMG_5180Hardscape is an important part of any landscape but that is IMG_9990 IMG_0002 IMG_0001 IMG_0004especially true in drought-tolerant ones where you may not want to fill every square-inch something green and water-sucking. Hardscape also serves to divert the eye as small native plants take about three years to reach maturity and groundcover takes root and spreads.