front yard lawn conversion

We converted half of our front yard to three raised veggies beds, plus some drought-tolerant landscaping.  No more weeds and on top of that, we have okra (prettiest flowers ever), malabar spinach (aka slippery green) and a wee little eggplant.  Every day, I harvest my own food.  It’s so cool!

Thanks to Yvette Roman for being such a great role model.  Check out her blog about converting your yard.  Also, thanks to YardFarm here in Austin for setting up the whole yard for us.




2 Responses to “front yard lawn conversion”

  1. Annie Thornton Says:

    Hello! I just came across your yard while perusing google and I think that it is absolutely fantastic. I work for the editorial team at a website called and would love to speak to you about featuring your lawn/front yard conversion on the site. Is this something that you would be interested in? Feel free to get back to me at your convenience and I would be happy to discuss this with you more. Thanks again and keep up the great work.


  2. Suzi Says:

    Hi Annie, Wow…I’m thrilled! We love our yard, would be great to have this appear on Houzz and show others how easy it is to replace a grass lawn with native plants.

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