Just planted, this residential design, partnered with Tina Jauregui, was primarily about edible landscaping design. Instead of a dividing hedge between neighbors there are dwarf mandarins. Two persimmon trees were designed symmetrically in front of the house while the aged lawn was replaced with thyme as a ground cover to also be utilized for culinary uses. The front planters were replaced adding a variety of blueberry shrubs. Off the corner of the front porch is a Fruit Salad tree that has different stone fruits grafted onto one tree.
The rear yard landscaping design utilized four already purchased fruit trees into an existing landscape with three mature avocados and a lemon with the addition of a pear tree and a Passion Fruit vine. A future landscape design for the existing deck was proposed for ease of transition to the yard, to accommodate entertaining, and provide various raised beds for herbs, vegetables, and strawberries. With some design creativity and future managed pruning they will be able to have bountiful fruits, vegetables and herbs at their disposal. (Photos to come)
With some touch-up painting to the surrounding fence, keeping the existing perimeter plants, and sheet mulching the lawn to accommodate raised beds; all would keep costs down to transform this unused space for an edible landscape.
A photo of the space currently standing on the driveway and a Photoshop rendering of what it could look like to transform this unused space of lawn into an edible lanscape of vegatables and herbs.