Multi-Purpose Backyard

This downtown backyard was previously fence-to-fence Kentucky bluegrass and required too much water and maintenance. The yard was renovated to add a patio for outdoor living space, a small area of turfgrass for the family dog and a large mulched planting area that accommodates the raised vegetable beds. Drip irrigation waters the plants in the mulched areas on one zone and a separate drip zone waters the raised beds since vegetables need to be watered more frequently than shrubs and perennials. This renovation saved water and time by minimizing the turfgrass and keeping the plan simple.