Front and Back Yard Design and Hardscape


Tustin, CA


Phase I -​ February 2017

Phase II - May 2018

This Tustin front yard was a sea of tired, patchy sod and our homeowners, John and Roz were over it!


We hit a homer in a year prior when they commissioned Team DFS to transform a similar “lawn” area in the backyard into a Succulent Tapestry, so they didn’t think twice about turning us loose on the front!

After the sod, shrubs and mow curb were removed, we got to work on laying in one of Greg’s signature Dry Stream Beds. This epic, forked, work of art boasts ten tons of boulders and three cubic yards of river rock! Each rock was strategically placed by hand (and by bobcat). The result is a breathtaking installment that looks like it was carved out of the land it sits on.


Twenty yards of soil were brought in to create hills and valleys. Large specimen Aloes, Agaves, Euphorbia, and cacti were staged, followed by a large selection of accent plants.


Inefficient spray heads were converted to water saving drip irrigation. Four varieties of accent rock added the brush strokes and decorative pots, a succulent filled fountain, and hand-picked driftwood pieces completed the designer look.

John and Roz love the result and the neighbors are blown away. Looks like Team DFS may be regulars in this neighborhood for some time to come!

Tustin - Phase 1 - Grand Reveal
Tustin - Walkthrough
Tustin - Phase 2 - Grand Reveal

2017 Day 1   ·   2017 Day 2   ·   2018 Day 1   ·   2018 Day 2   ·   2018 Day 3   ·   2018 Day 4   ·   2018 Day 5

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