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My own suburban Eden

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I own a very small two-bedroom house which has an even smaller L-shaped back yard. After buying the house and struggling to make the grass grow under the shade trees I finally decided to dig a pond and surround it with gravel and potted plants. After several years of enjoying the pond, the waterfall and adding some fish, I felt an ongoing desire to "swim" in the pond on the hot Texas summer days. Finally, early in 2010 I changed the pond into an in-ground spa-ool that can be heated in winter, and still enjoyed in summer. I have done all the landscaping of my yard myself and it is relatively maintenance free.

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On July 13,2014 kathyb said:

"This is most impressive! I am purchasing a house in Fort Worth with a similarly small L-shaped back yard. Would you mind sharing any helpful info as far as pricing and maintenance? I had a large above-ground spa at my previous home but this is so much more attractive! Thanks for any helpful suggestions; you have created an amazing outdoor space! Kathy"

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