Creating a Backyard Beach

Creating a Backyard Beach

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Janel Laban
Jul 21, 2009

Many people dream of living near or at the beach at sometime in their lives - it just seems to be human nature. Those readers lucky enough to be living near a coast can visit, but how about the more landlocked locations? Sunset Magazine's garden coordinator came up with a build-it-yourself beach for backyards...

...which took 2 days and under $200. From the sand (decomposed granite) to grassy plants, it is the full package, meant to evoke a day at the shore. It's not a garden style we've seen before - we'd worry a bit about the upkeep or if it would seem out of place in an otherwise non-beachy setting, although we can imagine it would be a huge hit with kids. Has anyone else pulled together a beach-themed garden?

All the details and instructions can be found right here at Sunset.

Image: Thomas J. Story/Sunset

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