This Monticello inspired front yard includes a mailbox made of recycled concrete, 5-tiers of terracing including steps and benches, and a unique plant list consisting of edibles, beneficial insect and hummingbird attractors, water-wise plants, and native species. We used espalier Fuji Apple trees, a French term that denotes a horizontal growth, for space efficient use of the wall behind the top level. Perennials are planted extensively as a smart gardening choice because they reduce seed-starting, tilling, and the opportunity for weeds that come from tilling. They require less water and fertilizer than annuals and are year round plants; thus, a dependable habitat to wildlife and beneficial insects. Lastly, perennials have a deep root system that tap into pockets of moisture and nutrients.