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1,097 - Landscaping a Home

April 24th, 2015

Episode 224 of 463 episodes

Make your house the talk of the neighborhood after listening to this episode. Slow dialog: 1:15 Explanations: 3:03 Fast dialog: 16:15 Mona: I want a lawn. I’ve always pictured our new house with a lawn. Kellan: Lawns require a lot of water and upkeep. I think we should use hardscape for most of the yard and plant only drought-tolerant plants. Mona: I don’t want my yard to be full of gravel and rocks. I picture a water feature in the middle, with annuals and perennials planted all around it, surrounded by a big, beautiful lawn. Kellan: We can have some kind of slow-growing ground cover if you want to, but the rest isn’t practical. Mona: I don’t know what you mean. We can plant a hedge over there and install planters along the walkway. Kellan: Who will do the pruning and mulching? Who will pull the weeds and mow the lawn? Who will rake the leaves when the seasons change? Mona: Well, I guess I will, with your help. Kellan: Don’t count on me. My motto is: No muss, no fuss! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse