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Replacing your lawn
Photo by Jim McCausland

Lose the lawn (after)

Now Crooks' front yard stops traffic. Instead of lawn she has a large mixed border. It includes evergreen shrubs like Ceanothus and Viburnum, grassy foliage plants like Carex and Phormium, and tons of perennials, including asters, penstemon, and euphorbia.

Best of all, this extravaganza of plants requires less than one-half the water the lawn needed.

More:  Beautiful alternatives to lawn

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