Overcoming common drainage and hardscape problems yielded beautiful outdoor spaces in this Austin garden.
Sometimes a boring driveway, a rotten wall, a humdrum walk, and an ugly pool and garage can actually be good problems to have—because fixing them can lead to something so much better. Such is the case with the home and garden of Yvonne Tocquigny and Tom Fornoff in the Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin, Texas. Visiting here means experiencing a series of lush, welcoming, and neat-as-a-pin garden rooms. Notice something missing? Not a blade of grass appears anywhere. Having grown up with a large lawn to cut each week, Yvonne determined that her mowing days were permanently behind her. Tough, drought-tolerant plants and pea gravel take the turf's place. Your tour begins as soon as you exit your car out front.