From Garden Design Magazine —
With all of the beautiful projects shown online and in magazines, it’s not hard for your taste level to outstrip your budget. How do professional designers handle this challenge? By cleverly reusing existing materials, amping up the star power on a few key elements, and using inexpensive techniques that actually look better than their pricier counterparts, they are able to get major bang for a little less buck. Here’s how they do it.
P.S. – the San Diego County Water Authority has a new fact sheet listing cost estimates for plants, irrigation and other landscape design materials — great information to help figure out what you can and can’t include in your water efficient landscape design.