Swale along the side of house - 1 point on this site - don't use rock swale if machinery (aka lawn mower) going over it http://www.santacruz.watersavingplants.com/Garden-Resources/Swales.php
Fun garden beds, how-to
About a year ago I did a series of posts that showcased three parts of the design process. For those that struggle with how to start their landscape design this process is amazing. The idea is to arrange your spaces conceptually with bubbles, move those bubbles towards strong shapes, then finally place plant materials to reinforce your outdoor rooms. Click on the steps below to learn about them in more detail. 1. Bubble (or Functional) Diagrams 2. Garden Structure Studies…
12 Well Designed Easy Access Raised Garden Beds http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/kvpq Raised garden beds are easy on your back and will give your plants good drainage and generally better soil quality. By building this U-shaped garden bed, you’ll also get easier access to all your plants.
10 Different and Great Garden project Anyone Can Make 8
Rock garden with Creeping thyme, early blue violets, fire witch, pussy toes, and succulents. Early blue violets are great for growing in rock crevices.
Amazing list of useful websites. - Imgur
An inexpensive option for a beautiful path. Flagstones and river rock garden path