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Real Estate - September 7, 2018

Gardening 101

Expert gardeners: 'Don't be intimidated, just do it'

by Elizabeth Lorenz

Most buyers choose their homes by things like the size of the family room or where the property is located. Often, the last thing they notice after they close escrow is that they own a yard. If it's older and hasn't been recently landscaped and plumbed with sprinklers, there may be blank spots or wilted plants or sections of empty vegetable beds framed with rotting wood.

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Elizabeth Lorenz is the Home and Real Estate Editor at the Palo Alto Weekly. She can be emailed at


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