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If you love your garden and want it to better serve you and Mother Nature, check out Douglas Kent & Associates, who specialize in designing “ecologically beautiful landscapes” all over California. A tremendous amount of harmful pollution begins in our own back yards, but with a bit of careful planning and playing in the dirt, your yard can become a statement on eco-friendly living.

Douglas Kent & Associates design, build, and oversee the creation of gardens that will reduce water run-off, fire hazards, and energy use – saving you money and keeping your family safe! They will probably suggest some native, edible plants to make maintenance easier and save your car a trip to the grocery store. Your yard will stand out on the block as beautiful, unique, and ethical.

More info @ www.anfractus.com

For a more do-it-yourself approach, visit the Surfrider Foundation. They are a client of Douglas Kent & Associates who provide comprehensive solutions for keeping the ocean blue – beginning at home. This is especially important if you live in a beach town! On their site you will find charts comparing costs and benefits of various options, diagrams of irrigation systems, and photos of yards done by none other than Douglas Kent & Associates.

Visit www.surfrider.org