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Tom's Garden
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Tom_Backyard This lawn-alternative, UC Verde Buffalo grass, uses ~80% less water with sub-surface drip irrigation.
Tom_Patio Broken concrete from construction used as pavers.
Tom_Shrub_Bed Lots of dimension, color and texture created in this shrub bed.
Tom_Screening_Plants Variety of water-wise plants create privacy.
Tom_Garage This yard features lawn alternative, permeable pathways, infiltration pit, and sub-surface drip irrigation.
Tom_Family Family enjoying their new sustainable garden.


Last updated: Tuesday, 07/20/2010


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