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Before & After: A gloomy lawn becomes an enchanted garden that slashes the water bill

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:14pm

Bigger was not better for one L.A. family’s expansive, but isolated, front lawn — so they turned it into an enchanted garden for kids and parents alike.

“We loved the house when we bought it,” said David Zabel of their 1920 Hancock Park home, but “the front yard was always very disjointed and disconnected from the house. It wasn’t particularly beautiful.”

A sea of turf grass — about 3,000 square feet — backed up to a wall of overgrown trees that hid the home from view. The yard was inaccessible from the house, and the house was uninviting from the curb.

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It's Dry Out There: 11 Inspiring water-wise landscapes

Published: 
Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Drought-tolerant doesn't have to mean dull. Here, we put our past stories to good use and share examples of how some landscape designers and homeowners have tried to save water and fight drought over the years.