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We decided a messy tree hovering close to the house had to leave so we called in the pros, of course the morning of, it rains.

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Our earth mover dude was back to dig some drains,

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relocate the bamboo

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and sculpt the yard too.

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Some concrete waterproofing gets done as well.

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Then our friendly landscaper neighbor dotted the yard with rescued plants, hint, hint, get planting folks! She’s just as sick as we are of staring at a dirt yard. Three olive trees, blueberries, grasses, yuccas, thanks Paige!

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Of course digging holes to plant is not so easy when the dirt thinks its concrete.

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Sometime during all this we found ourselves in L.A. having dinner at Mozza which always inspires me to whip up my own pies, so much so I know I went through one too many burrata pints that week.

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We also tackled the mandatory ground cover the city insists we must have for drainage issues, grass seed was a temporary no-brainer to pass inspection.

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Concrete dudes are back, pouring the concrete patio off of the guest house

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and pathways to the front door

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and the side door too.

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and remarkably this neglected orchid I leave outside all year round comes back every year..who knew?

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