Del Mar Sideyard Turf Conversion

Transitioning a little used side yard into a water harvesting, drought-tolerant feature

Del Mar Water Wise Turf Conversion

Our client had a underused side yard strip of turf with intense sun and wind exposure that she wanted to convert to a water wise landscape. After an initialdesign consultation, we recommended harvesting roof water that was going to the storm drain, and instead route it through underground drain pipe to a dry creek bed to feed the soil.

In addition to the water harvesting feature, our team installed decomposed granite pathways, mulched planting areas, and efficient drip line irrigation.

del mar landscape turf removal install before
del mar landscape turf removal install year later
Del Mar backyard landscape one year after installation.

Project Description

Conversion of grass side yard to drought tolerant plantings and rainwater harvesting feature. Installation of sloping decomposed granite (DG) pathway, boulder installation, mulch and rainwater downspout connection to dry creek bed.

Project Details

Location Del Mar, CA
Date Completed 03/2016
Features Rainwater harvesting dry creek bed, turf removal, boulders, decomposed granite pathways, efficient irrigation, drought tolerant plantings
Budget $$$

Water harvesting dry creek bed in Del Mar.