My Front Yard

Our front yard landscape…  yes, this makes it hard to believe I’m a highly-trained landscape professional!

OK, here’s the disclaimer.  The lawn area was installed with a experimental irrigation system using a new product, and it did not meet expectations.  It’s why I test this stuff on MY yard and not my client’s!!!  The good news is it looks decent in these photos right after it was installed.  Not so great now… (see update photo below.)

Here’s the installation shown step-by-step: http://jstryker.com/goofing/houselandscape/index.htm

For comparison, here’s what it looked like 6 1/2 years later in April 2013:

Front yard landscape in April 2013

Front yard landscape in April 2013

subsurface drip left stripes in the lawn.  Crab grass is now taking over in the spots where the tall fescue died.

Subsurface drip irrigation left stripes in the lawn. Crab grass is now taking over in the spots where the tall fescue died.

Please understand that some subsurface drip systems work very well. I’ve successfully used them on many acres of turf. This was a super-low-flow variation that simply does not work with lighter texture soils like the beach sand in my community.