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Landscape Makeover for a Hilly Front Yard

Landscaping that accents the house and frames a front deck also reduces mowing on this steep yard.

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Photo 4 of 4After: A partial retaining wall and a large planting bed cut down on the amount of lawn that needs to be mowed. A 'Fireglow' Japanese maple serves as a focal point; this 12- to 15-foot specimen has thinner-than-usual leaves, and sunlight shining through the canopy makes the leaves appear to glow.

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