Mid-City garden makeover
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Before & After: Mid-City garden makeover

In Mid-City, landscape designer Becky Bourdeau transforms an empty backyard into a modern drought tolerant garden for entertaining that is both beautiful and functional. 

 (Bethany Nauert )

The original backyard featured half-dead grass and concrete. 

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The space behind the detached garage before the yard received a makeover.  

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A strip of grass, left, provides a dog run. 

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A new pergola adds shade and helps to create an outdoor living room. 

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The outdoor dining area before ... 

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... and after. 

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Landscape designer Becky Bourdeau divided the backyard in to separate living areas.

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Yoo, who loves to entertain, left her job as a talent rep and opened Flask and Field this month at ROW DTLA. 

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A dwarf lemon tree and tomatoes grow in pots in the back yard. 

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Olive trees create a screen for a play area where the couple play Cornhole.

 

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The original concrete pad in the backyard.

 

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Strips of concrete provide parking. 

 

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A heat-loving Mexican Palo Verde tree provides texture, color and further structure.

 

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Aloes, cactus and ferns add visual interest. 

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A potting bench, built by Cooper. 

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When the couple purchased the home in 2013, it featured a lawn in front. 

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The front yard today features low water plants instead of grass. 

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The front porch is decorated just like interior room. 

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Miriam Yoo, at left, and landscape designer Becky Bourdeau.  

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Miriam Yoo relaxes outdoors underneath the pergola. 

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A fireplace adds to the yard’s modern vibe.

 

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