What does it feel like to be in love? The landscape of this beautiful new bungalow in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington recreates the time and romance of the Arts and Crafts period. Not so romantic… the hardpan, heavy clay soil. This was removed or tilled to make room for the addition of loads of compost to create an environment teaming with life. Over 2400 square feet of raingardens, bio swales and native landscaping works together to make this site contain all of the runoff created by a 3 1/2″ rainfall. The rain barrels at the side and back of the home allow for irrigation during times of drought. The native plant palette thrives during all seasons and reduces the homeowner’s watering and maintenance needs.
Photo courtesy of: Sam Kittner