January 2, 2020thafler A recently completed xeriscape conversion in the Ridgecrest area of town. The property has so much character and sits on a corner lot with a far above average square footage in what was originally the lawn area. For as much water and maintenance this lawn must have required, it wasn’t really a usable space. There are a couple mature elm trees but otherwise no shade, just vast, uniform, exposed lawn that wasn’t particularly inviting. Now it’s home you just about 300 plants with an array of color, texture and size that will make the space so much more interesting as well as provide habitat for birds and pollinators as it matures. Excited to see this one develop.