All the rage, and with good reason. With global warming on the rise, and drought a common occurrence throughout the world, drought-tolerant gardens are in our collective future. This means abandoning the lawn—yes I said it—in favor of grasses and succulents requiring far less water, work and meanwhile decreasing your carbon footprint, so a win/win. Take our word for it: gardens that require minimal amounts of water can actually be quite beautiful.

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