This backyard was Fresno typical- grass in the center with a perimeter of landscape. We removed the lawn, and added a flagstone path and patio for a shaded seating area. Soil was imported to create low mounds. We potted an existing Japanese Maple and made it a focal point from the new patio. Colorful plants material is irrigated with a new drip system. Hummingbirds approved of the Salvias that were added.