During the course, Frank learned about the WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series, a four class series that helped him through the process of preparing his space, designing his landscape, selecting plants and planning for irrigation. Frank had wanted a kidney bean shaped planter in his front yard for many years and decided to use that as a starting point to design his landscape.
Frank did extensive research both outside and as part of the WaterSmart Makeover Series, and by the end of the class he had a fully designed layout ready to be implemented. He set to work removing his old turf and installing his new landscape in the spring of 2019 and did all of the removal, designing and planting himself. He even constructed a small barn that acts as a shed and a footbridge over his riverbed to add unique and functional design elements. Altogether, the work took about a year to complete.
“It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun.” Frank said. “It was great to see all of my labor come to fruition.”