Retro Revival - Desert Landscape Ideas: 6 Designs to Copy - Bob Vila
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photographed by Thomas Story; courtesy of sunset.com
After: Retro Revival
Determined to stay true to the home's retro look, the duo knocked out the the back wall and replaced it with windows and sliding glass doors to flood the house with light. Instead of trying to nurse the lawn back to health, they filled the pool surround with rocks edged with concrete. A few strategically-placed bushes and square grass patches keeps watering and mowing to a minimum.