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When plan­ning their out­door ar­eas, Sue and Ian con­cen­trated on par­ing back more than any­thing else, while en­sur­ing the ex­te­ri­ors still looked great. “We re­moved the old jet swim­ming pool and put down in­stant turf al­most flush with the deck,” Ian says. “Com­ing from the farm we were not used to hav­ing neigh­bours right on our doorstep so, for some fast grow­ing pri­vacy, we planted the fence line with non-in­va­sive bam­boo.” A front gar­den full of na­tives also helps to min­imise out­door main­te­nance.

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