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Wh ether it’ s sul­try storm sort he great sum­mer bake wreak­ing havoc on your gar­den, there is an at­trac­tive so­lu­tion tothe­se­ex­tre mecon­di­tions. Withadry creek bed, you get rid of the boggy mess at the bottom of your gen­tle slope af­ter heavy rain, or sort out the p rob le of over-cooked grass that re­fuses to rise. This drainage so­lu­tion leads ex­cess water to where it can be better dis­persed. And, ex­tend­ing your creek be­yond its‘ banks’ to re­place your straw lawn means you can con­cen­trate on plants that thrive in harsh weather. Add a bridge or step­ping paver sand your gar­den is etched in stone! m

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