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Home & Garden

Choosing the right retaining wall for your landscape

Retaining walls were first created to perform the simple and necessary task of holding back earth. And with good reason: Erosion is a natural process, but when it means soil being washed off your property – or worse, accumulating against the side of your home – serious problems can result. Of course, nowadays, we are also using retaining walls for aesthetic purposes. Known as garden walls, these retaining walls are not only functional, but they can also expand usable surface area, making them an essential component in many landscaping designs.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: A colorful story: Welcome to Leslie’s house

The minute you meet Leslie, your heart is happy. She is one of those people who radiates sunshine. So when I found out Anne, one of our designers, was going to be working with Leslie to help her bring all that light and love to her interior design, I couldn't wait to see what this talented team would come up with.

Minimal, but far from boring — tour SLO couple's serene garden

Warren and Vanessa Fujimoto wanted to conserve water by creating a drought-tolerant garden in the front and back yard. They balanced minimalist, simple design with variety and colorful plants.