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Greener Yards Project - Free No-Grass Landscape Design Plans

The Greener Yards project pairs free publicly-funded landscape design plans with strategic guides and California Wild Garden's online plant fulfillment services. These statewide-friendly planting plans are designed to compliment popular architectural styles and utilize a blend of Mediterranean-climate and California native plants. The 1st collection of its kind! Created in partnership with the picturesque foothill City of Sierra Madre

Two Matilija poppy flowers Romneya coulteri in bloom isolated on a white backdrop

This project was developed and executed from 2022-2024 and envisions the sustainable future of California's residential landscapes. It centered around creating gorgeous "Pinterest-worthy" visuals to help home-owners feel confident taking the plunge replacing their lawns with only low-water plants. Greener Yards was envisioned by the public works department of Sierra Madre. And championed by Mayor Pro Tem Edward Garcia and City Council member Gene Goss who says: 

"This is fantastic. These are real landscape designs. You've got everything here!... you're going to save a pile just on the design itself. I'm thinking for myself actually - have you had a custom designer come out lately and tell you how much plans like cost??"

These six-page guides each include a different water-saving or rainwater harvesting sustainability feature. Detailed instructions for these features - from grey water to rainwater harvesting - are included on 5 of each guide. The Guides also include California plant care tips, essential maintenance guidelines, soil amendment and drainage improvement suggestions. Each guide includes 2 plan versions. One that features a small native lawn and one that is entirely lawn free. 

Get Free PDF Plans for No-Grass Frontyard Designs

Just click on the Images or Links below for your free guides! Click here to contact us with questions. 

Contemporary Style Frontyard Design Plan

Low-water Ornamental Grass Free California Contemporary Landscape Design for Lawn Replacing Low-Water Plants

Free California Contemporary Style No-Lawn Landscape Design Plan (click here).


Ranch Style Frontyard Design Plan

Modern Minimalist Ranch Style California Landscape Design and Native Plants for Low-Water Lawn Replacing

Free California Ranch Style No-Lawn Landscape Design Plan (click here).


Mediterranean Style Frontyard Design Plan

Low-water California Plants and Free Landscape Design for Mediterranean Style Frontyard

Free California Mediterranean Style No-Lawn Landscape Design Plan (click here).

Spanish Style Frontyard Design Plan

Free California Landscape Design Plan for Super Low-Water Spanish Style Garden. Rainwater Harvesting Drainage Feature Included

Free California Spanish Style No-Lawn Landscape Design Plan (click here).

Craftsman Style Frontyard Design Plan

California Craftsman Style Free Landscape Design Plan (click here).

Free California Craftsman Style No-Lawn Landscape Design Plan (click here).


California Craftsman plant package plants isolated over a white backdrop leymus, mimulus, lobelia, smoke bush and more

Get Plants Delivered

Get all of the plants in the design package you like delivered to your home in as little as 3 business days. We offer adaptation plans for small scale projects (300-500 sq.ft.). And sell full-size whole yard packages with an accent only option for those who don't need trees and hedging. Install not included.  

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Sierra Madre Resident Vouchers

Are you a resident of Sierra Madre? The City will be offering $200 vouchers for purchasing plants featured in these designs sometime in 2024. These vouchers can be redeemed in-person only at Crown Valley Nursery. You have to register for their AMI portal to qualify. Contact the City of Sierra Madre to find out more. 

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