Tres Palmas is a small HOA on Santa Barbara's Eastside. Houses surround a cul-de-sac with a number of common landscape areas. Sweetwater was asked to re-imagine three of the landscape areas that frame the central part of the complex.
This is the story of the Tres Palmas Triangle Transformation.
The side common area was a challenge because it had so many utilities running through it. We worked around them, diverted a downspout and started a lovely rain garden.
The main common area was more ambitious. We used what had been a problem- run on from the neighbors flooding the area- and turned it into a creek bed with a flagstone bridge and patio nearby.
The third area to make up the triangle was smaller but was also transformed:
As the plants fill in, it will become even more beautiful.