In this June 12, 2013 photo, the lawn remains the centerpiece in 

In this June 12, 2013 photo, the lawn remains the centerpiece in this yard but was greatly downsized and shaped by a landscaped perimeter consisting of furniture, statuary and a variety of perennials, in Langley, Wash. Less mowing, less watering and fewer chemicals was the result. It attracts more wildlife, too. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
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In this June 12, 2013 photo, the lawn remains the centerpiece in this yard but was greatly downsized and shaped by a landscaped perimeter consisting of furniture, statuary and a variety of perennials, in Langley, Wash. Less mowing, less watering and fewer chemicals was the result. It attracts more wildlife, too. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
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