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Article posted: 5/4/2013 4:00 AM

Low-maintenance trend grows in landscaping

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Homeowners are increasingly being drawn to garden art and small water features, like this bubbling fountain.

Photos Courtesy of Lurvey's Garden Center

Container flower gardening on balconies, decks and patios is also quite "hot."

Courtesy of Lurvey's Garden Center

Low-maintenance landscaping allows yards to be enjoyed with the family.

Courtesy of Lurvey's Garden Center

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Not everyone has a green thumb. People can spend hours in the garden and still not be able to make their homes the showpieces they envision. With this in mind, more homeowners are looking for plants and shrubs that are low- or no-maintenance, said Jean Bragdon, operations manager at Lurvey's Garden Center in Des Plaines.
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    • Homeowners are increasingly being drawn to garden art and small water features, like this bubbling fountain.
    • Container flower gardening on balconies, decks and patios is also quite “hot.”
    • Low-maintenance landscaping allows yards to be enjoyed with the family.
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