Meet Larry Bergeron. Born and raised on a farm in Southern Michigan, he and his wife Pat have lived in Roseville for more than 25 years. They have four sons, all living within 10 miles of their home.
An electrical designer by trade, Larry earned his Blue Thumb while participating in Blue Thumb Neighbors, a special program designed to help neighborhoods learn to create beautiful, water-efficient landscapes.
Now he and Pat are embarking on a full-scale DIY makeover of their front and back yard–from a thirsty landscape with lots of turf to a beautiful, water-efficient retreat.
They’re removing all of the lawn and replacing it with low-water use plants and hardscape, including a front yard patio with stamped concrete and an attractive retaining wall. Larry also is building a pergola in the back.
Larry and Pat are doing it all themselves–from the planning to the design to the installation. And, Larry’s ready to share their story–and demonstrate how you, too, can create your own water-wise oasis at home.
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It’s Done! It’s Done! The Landscape Project Is Done!
Last month, we showed you our drainage plan, some photos of the drainage connections made to the three major areas requiring changes to the drainage pattern, the hardscape details that we accomplished and the connections to the drainage system for … Continue reading
Drainage and Hardscape – With Added Attractions
Last month, we tried to show how the contractor involved himself in our planning and the major processes we engaged in to get our project “in the ground”. Large areas in the front and the rear of the home required … Continue reading
Excavation, Grading, Drainage and Planning the Hardscape Phase of our Project
In last month’s discussion, we talked about the “Cash for Grass” program in Roseville. Also, we shared a number of steps that we took to ensure that our project would go smoothly and without major difficulties during the early phases … Continue reading
“CASH-FOR-GRASS” AND DEVELOPING A PROJECT PLAN
“CASH-FOR-GRASS” PROGRAM AND DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR OUR PROJECT Bergeron Landscape Plan “CASH-FOR-GRASS” PROGRAM AND DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR OUR PROJECT Last month, we discussed the outline of our project and what steps we needed to take and what was … Continue reading
Steps We Took And Decisions We Made
Nothing from the day we moved into our home in Roseville, California, on February 11, 1986, had been done to improve irrigation efficiency in our landscape with the exception of rebuilding the existing sprinkler system with low-flow sprinkler heads, replacement … Continue reading