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    Create a Water-Wise Garden With Stone

    As water becomes a critical issue in Southern California, it has become imperative to seek a new definition of what gardening is about and what we want our landscapes to…

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    Natural Stone and Ground Covers Are a Great Combination

    A hardscape is always in season, and Jerry Fritz has created versions of his signature living patio for many happy clients over the years. The concept is deceptively simple: large…

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    Where Formal and Natural Meet

    Everyone has been to a house that has a “do-not-touch” room in it. It might be a living room with plastic covers on the couches or a dining room with…

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    Build a Dry-Stacked Stone Retaining Wall

    A stone wall assembled without mortar has a lot of crevices to plant in

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    How to Build a Dry Streambed

    No one has to live with those ugly gullies that hard rains leave behind. When you’ve got a spot where runoff is ruthlessly washing away everything in its path, there’s…

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    5 Steps to a Successful Gravel Path

    Dark gravel is better. Light-colored gravel is like white carpet: It only looks clean for the first day. Dark gravel works better to hide imperfections, like fallen leaves and other…