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Front Yard Retreat

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This expansive suburban front lawn required a lot of water and maintenance to keep up. We gave it an updated and more sustainable style with Bunny Tail grasses and Kangaroo paws. Sleek new entrance stairs lead to the front door and a walled circular patio under an existing shade tree has become a favorite hang-out place. Random bands of concrete act as an informal path tying the spaces together. Best of all the deer in the neighborhood are not tempted.
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jwbasilio wrote:
What type of tree is in front of the porch? How large does it get?
   Comment   September 24, 2013
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before buying any plants you can select overall dimensions that you need
October 6, 2013 at 3:31am   
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ttdesigns wrote:
What are the grasses on each side of the steps?
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If you ask about herbs, with white fluffy spikelets, it PENNISETUM http://www.wilsonnurseries.com/Grasses/PennHameln.html
October 6, 2013 at 3:25am   
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gregandcaro wrote:
love the stair lights! where can i buy them and are they set in place before you pour the conrete?
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These are called the Margin Wall SS LED lights.
They are from Lightology. www.lightology.com.
November 1, 2012 at 11:20am     
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J. Peterson Garden Design added this to 8 Effective, Beautiful Lighting Types for Front Yards
2. Step lights. How many times have you tried to access someone's front yard steps at night and almost taken your life in your own hands? Don't do that to your family and friends, especially if you have a number of terraces or landing areas with many steps. Illuminate every other step (as shown) and have some garden lights on the sides so everyone knows where their next step will be. You'll minimize falls and spills as well as your own liability from someone's getting injured on your property.More ideas for lighting your outdoor steps

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