Carpinteria Beautiful has awarded the Robert and Elowina Arias residence the title of “Looking Good” for September. The Arias family bought their home at 1289 Cramer Circle in December 2016. In the years since, they have designed a home landscape that they call “a refreshing, liveliness, California feel.”

To conserve water, the Ariases added a range of succulent plants throughout the front yard and into their courtyard, along with a few fruit trees for homegrown treats. They built trellises around their home, extending the fencing and adding hedges and vines to absorb shade all around. To help reduce soil temperature, they sprinkled groundcover bark across the front yard, which blocks weed growth while adding a pop of color to the home.

“Whether you are taking a nice stroll around the neighborhood or waiting for the bus (on the) mini log we’ve added for you to rest,” said the Ariases, “we hope you enjoy our diverse garden or ‘jungle garden,’ as our grandson calls it.”

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