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This worry-free design makes a perfect plan for folks who travel a lot, for those too busy to fuss over upkeep, or for those wanting a second or weekend home. This easy-care landscape uses drought-tolerant native plants that fill the well-mulched borders, while gravel fills the space normally occupied by a lawn. This worry-free design makes a perfect plan for folks who travel a lot, for those too busy to fuss over upkeep, or for those wanting a second or weekend home. This easy-care landscape uses drought-tolerant native plants that fill the well-mulched borders, while gravel fills the space normally occupied by a lawn. Homeowners won’t have to worry about lawn mowing or watering, even in drought-prone or water-rationed areas. Of course, it’s best to water even these drought-tolerant plants during the first two or three years after initial planting. After that, however, the ones used here won’t need more water than the sky delivers. Because they are natives, the trees, shrubs and flowers used here are adapted to your climate and growing conditions and are usually problem-free. The only maintenance you’ll need to do is cut back the perennials each year and occasionally use a leaf blower on the gravel and deck (Home Planners design ODA030.) This distinctive design solves a lot of landscape problems. The expansive, low deck is linked to a stately gazebo (Home Planners design OPA013] by a boardwalk, which directs the eye and provides easy walking across the gravel. Located at the end of the boardwalk, the gazebo acts as a dramatic focal point. The textures and lines of the wood combine beautifully with the gravel creating a natural effect that's in keeping with the spirit of the native plants. More Less...
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