The owners of this new custom home wanted a lawn free front yard with some relaxed Japanese garden elements incorporated. The concrete walkway from the driveway and city sidewalk, were existing. A dry waterfall and creek bed were designed, and cross the entry walk to connect the two sides of the yard using a highly visible feature. A Japanese Maple near the dry waterfall continues the suggestion of elevation created by the boulders. The repetition of Tanyosho Pines acts to further connect the two sides of the yard. A Japanese Black Pine pom pom uses the garage wall and smaller flowerbed as a canvas for better viewing as a focal point. Repetition of the same groups of plants throughout the yard unifies the space.