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Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon Gonzalez
Living / Lawn & Garden
August 23, 2012

From Lawn to Outdoor Oasis in Seattle

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grass converted into outdoor living space

credit: Angela Davis

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Looking at the oasis that Angela Davis created in her backyard just outside of Seattle you can’t tell that it used to be an ugly, uneven lawn.

Today the area has been converted into outdoor dining and seating, there are perennials and annuals planted in the ground and containers. You can’t see her raised beds and the homemade greenhouse of hers that we featured in a previous post, but they’re just off camera. She still has a lawn of sorts in the front yard which consists of sod, eco-lawn, clover and thyme that she trims with a push mower. Visit her garden blog to see more pictures of her yard transformation and her gardening projects.

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