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chardoug
The above highlights why you should really set goals when you are working with pros as you will often get a cookie cutter plan. Do you really need a huge amount of exterior lighting or are you just contributing to light pollution and global warming? Do you really need an irrigation system or should you consider more native and drought tolerant plants? Good drainage is definitely an issue but could this be partially solved with select plantings?
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cheri woods

We splurged with landscaping our Los Angeles back yard by turning it into a 3 level Tropical Paradise Vacation Rental Resort with 4 Guest Houses and amenities for our guests, such as a Tiki Hut, Tiki bar, spa, lagoon pool with waterfall, BBQ area and fire pit. It has paid for itself and brought our guests great vacation memories for over 10 yrs.

Cheri Woods, CEO Cheri Woods Rentals Website: celebrityrentals.us






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coray
Swoon.....these yards make me weep a little.....I don’t know which of these provides the most challenges for our yard: long, fairly cold winters (down to -6F), crazy winds, almost 100” of rain last year, lots of hungry deer, and last, but not least (they ruined my pretty dwarf Japanese maple last spring) our curious black bears! Not sure who, or what, did this, but this winter we three large, established rhodies just pulled out of the ground.....most likely some frisky bears waking up during a warmer period, coming up the soggy hillside; and it’s very difficult to do any work there due to the steepness of the site....sooo frustrating! We love our critters, of course, so we really don’t want to chase them off....not that we could, anyway, lol.
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