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Life After Lawns- The Secret Story

Life After Lawns

For the first time in history the State of California has implemented mandatory water cuts. We don’t need to belabor the point about California’s water crisis we’ve all heard enough bad news. The real question becomes “Can anything be done about it?”

I don’t claim to be an expert on water policies or water politics, but I do know what can be done in your home to cut back on water and still have a beautiful garden.

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Curb Appeal-Mid Century Modern Makeover

What is Curb Appeal? It means making your home look inviting from the street. There’s lots of advice out there on how to get “Curb Appeal” everything from planting “color” to adding window boxes to adding landscape lighting. Though all these suggestions may be valid and should be done, I think it is a bit too narrow a look.

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