WE LOVE AMERICANS our front yards. Fairway-like expanses where you can walk barefoot, throw a ball and try to perfect a mediocre golf swing. Not that we do these things often, if ever. Still, we generally leave room for our country club fantasies by dedicating most of our property to the lawn, with shrubs and a few trees hugging the edges — what John Gidding sadly refers to as the “houses on plates” landscaping style.
Since 2004, San Francisco resident Mr. Gidding, who designs homes and landscapes, has hosted television shows remodeling living spaces. This includes reruns of the HGTV series Curb Appeal, which takes home exteriors and yards from boring to desirable. Many of his beautification strategies are classic, such as B. Ensuring a clear line of sight to the front door and urging inviting lighting. But by the time he was working on Curb Appeal Extreme, the 2021 version of the franchise that transformed homes from both the front and the back, he’d joined a wave of landscape designers and architects evangelizing gardens that respect local ecology and dwindling resources consider. His goal is not dissimilar to that of the United States Golf Association, which urged greenkeepers facing water restrictions back in 2016: “[Reduce] Turf in off-field areas where turf is not required.”
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