Abundant, colorful terraces framed by Lyons red sandstone transform a hot south-facing front yard into a delightful place to live outdoors. This landscape, in the award-winning ‘built-green’ Holiday neighborhood in north Boulder, complements the home’s modern green design and construction. Primarily designed as an edible landscape, it provides abundant food for people and wildlife.
Sharing green building’s commitment to resource conservation, this landscape used local and recycled materials, avoids toxic materials, reuses and recycles construction debris, conserves water and reduces the home’s energy use. It is watered with rainwater and snowmelt, and creates a healthy diverse landscape enjoyed by the family and their community.