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Front-yard makeover
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Low-water curb appeal

Rocks covered the front yard when Ken and Beverly Behymer bought this house in Grants Pass, Oregon. But summers here are hot, and the couple yearned for a more inviting garden, one that wouldn't bake in the sun or raise their water bill by much.

Landscape architect Jim Love's solution: Add mostly low-water plants that give the yard all-season appeal.

Learn more about this low-water makeover

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