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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner No. 5

The winner of Week No. 5 is Christine Colon for her photos of a desperate front yard. Landscape pro Jason Cameron offers tips for transforming this bare space into a beautiful front yard with plenty of curb appeal.

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Don't fight the conditions you have: forget about growing grass. Instead, plant large beds of shade-loving groundcovers. suggest plants common periwinkle (Vinca minor) or Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis); both of these groundcovers do well under trees like you have.



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